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1923 in South Africa

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1923 in South Africa

Events

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  • The South African Native National Congress changes its name to African National Congress.
  • The Electricity Supply Commission (Escom) is established in terms of the Electricity Act No. 42 of 1922.
  • Births

  • 30 April – Francis Tucker, South African Rally Driver. (d. 2008)
  • 6 August – Moira Lister, Anglo-South African film, stage and television actress. (d. 2007)
  • 20 November – Nadine Gordimer, writer and political activist. (d. 2014)
  • Railway lines opened

  • 12 April – Transvaal – Dunswart to Apex deviation, 4 miles 16 chains (6.8 kilometres).
  • 21 May – Natal – Queen's Bridge to Duff's Road deviation, 5 miles 55 chains (9.2 kilometres).
  • 8 July – Natal – Canelands, Umdloti to Maidstone deviation, 6 miles 74 chains (11.1 kilometres).
  • 6 August – Cape – Kamfersdam to Winter's Rush, 34 miles 29 chains (55.3 kilometres).
  • 9 August – Cape – Belmont to Douglas, 53 miles 22 chains (85.7 kilometres).
  • 30 October – Transvaal – Settlers to Tuinplaas, 13 miles 22 chains (21.4 kilometres).
  • Locomotives

  • The New Cape Central Railway places two 2-6-2+2-6-2 Double Prairie type Garratt articulated steam locomotives in service. They will be designated Class GK on the South African Railways (SAR) in 1925.
  • Major Frank Dutton, SAR Signal Engineer and the Motor Transport Superintendent, conducts trials with a prototype petrol-paraffin powered Dutton road-rail tractor.
  • Mr. C. Lawson, Superintendent Mechanical of the SAR, experiments with gas-electric motive power and constructs a single experimental producer gas-electric locomotive. The locomotive remains in service for several years but the gas-electric concept will eventually be superseded by diesel-electric traction.
  • References

    1923 in South Africa Wikipedia


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