- Seventy-six people die at Harmony Gold's mine in Free State, South Africa.
- All 486 trapped by an underground fire at the Harmony Gold Kusasalethu mine near Carletonville, South Africa have been rescued.
- More than 3,000 gold miners are trapped underground in the Elandskraal mine at Elandsrand, northwest of Johannesburg, South Africa, owned by Harmony Gold Mining.
- A fire along South Africa's Garden Route in the Cape Province, kills at least seven people.
- An explosion at a Rheinmetall munition depot near Cape Town, South Africa, kills at least eight people.