Supriya Ghosh

1893 in South Africa

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1893 in South Africa

Events

May
  • 23 – Mahatma Gandhi arrives in Durban.
  • Unknown date
  • The first Crocidolite (Blue Asbestos) mine is opened near Prieska.
  • Births

  • 16 May – Clement Martyn Doke, South African linguist. (d. 1980)
  • Deaths

  • 30 April – Johannes Willem Viljoen, big-game hunter and politician, dies on his farm near Zeerust at the age of 81.
  • 23 June – Sir Theophilus Shepstone, South African statesman. (b. 1817)
  • 9 July – George Christopher Cato, the first mayor of Durban, dies at the age of 79.
  • Railway lines opened

  • 1 January – Transvaal – Germiston to Pretoria, 35 miles (56.3 kilometres).
  • 30 December – Transvaal – Nelspruit to Airlie, 42 miles (67.6 kilometres).
  • Locomotives

    Cape
  • The Cape Government Railways places the first of forty 6th Class 4-6-0 passenger steam locomotives in service on its Western and Midland Systems. They will become the Class 6 on the South African Railways in 1912.
  • Transvaal
  • The first of an eventual 175 46 Tonner 0-6-4 tank steam locomotives are placed in service by the Nederlandsche-Zuid-Afrikaansche Spoorweg-Maatschappij in the Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek. The survivors will become the Class B on the South African Railways in 1912.
  • References

    1893 in South Africa Wikipedia


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