1947 in South Africa

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Years in South Africa

Events[edit]

March
April
May
  • 4 – The Natal Indian Organisation is formed.
December

Births[edit]

  • 2 June – Cornelius Mahlangu is born, later to become King Ingwenyama Mayitjha III of the Ndzundza-Mabhoko people (Ndebele).
  • 4 June – Uwe Pfaff, artist, is born in Rye, Denmark.
  • 2 July – George Weideman, author, is born.
  • 16 July – Roelf Meyer, politician, is born.
  • 21 December – Ina Pretorius, founder member of Die Grafsteensangers, is born.

Deaths[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Railways[edit]

Two new Cape gauge locomotive types enter service on the South African Railways (SAR):

  • Twelve Class S1 0-8-0 shunting steam locomotives, designed and built in the Salt River workshops in Cape Town.[1]:103-104[2]:80-81
  • The first of twenty-eight Class 3E electric locomotives.[2]:126

Sports[edit]

Football[edit]

May-July

The South Africa national football team tours Australia and New Zealand and plays five games against the Australia national association football team and four against the New Zealand national football team.

  • Australia
    • 10 May – South Africa wins 2-1 at the Sydney Cricket Grounds, Australia.
    • 24 May – South Africa wins 4-2 at the Brisbane Cricket Grounds, Australia.
    • 31 May – South Africa and Australia draw 3-3 at the Sydney Show Grounds, Australia.
    • 7 June – Australia wins 5-1 at the Newcastle Sports Grounds, Australia.
    • 14 June – South Africa wins 2-1 at the Sydney Cricket Grounds, Australia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Holland, D.F. (1972). Steam Locomotives of the South African Railways, Volume 2: 1910-1955 (1st ed.). Newton Abbott, Devon: David & Charles. ISBN 978-0-7153-5427-8. 
  2. ^ a b Paxton, Leith; Bourne, David (1985). Locomotives of the South African Railways (1st ed.). Cape Town: Struik. ISBN 0869772112.