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1886 in South Africa

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1886 in South Africa

Events

September
  • The main gold reef on the Witwatersrand is discovered, giving birth to Ferreira's Camp, later to be named Johannesburg.
  • October
  • 11 – The Standard Bank of South Africa opens the first bank in Ferreira's Camp.
  • Births

  • 13 December – Henry Selby Msimang, political activist, journalist, court interpreter and lay preacher, is born in Edendale, Pietermaritzburg.
  • Deaths

  • 1 September – Sir John Charles Molteno, first Prime Minister of the Cape Colony.
  • Railway lines opened

  • 21 June – Natal – Estcourt to Ladysmith, 45 miles 21 chains (72.8 kilometres).
  • Locomotives

  • The first of three 0-4-0 well-tank condensing locomotives is placed in service by the Cape Copper Mining Company on its 2 ft 6 in (762 mm) narrow gauge Namaqualand Railway between Port Nolloth and O'okiep in the Cape Colony. They are the first condensing steam locomotives in South Africa.
  • References

    1886 in South Africa Wikipedia


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