1970 in South Africa

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Years in South Africa

Events[edit]

May
June

Births[edit]

  • 10 September – Phaswane Mpe, poet and novelist. (d. 2004)
  • December – Dr. Mariam Seedat, Sociologist.

Deaths[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Railways[edit]

The South African Railways places the first of eighty Class 6E mainline electric locomotives in service. Two are also built for Iscor for use at the Sishen iron ore mine.[1][2][3]

Sports[edit]

Rugby[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ South African Railways Index and Diagrams Electric and Diesel Locomotives, 610mm and 1065mm Gauges, Ref LXD 14/1/100/20, 28 January 1975, as amended
  2. ^ Middleton, John N. (2002). Railways of Southern Africa Locomotive Guide - 2002 (as amended by Combined Amendment List 4, January 2009) (2nd, Dec 2002 ed.). Herts, England: Beyer-Garratt Publications. pp. 54, 63. 
  3. ^ Paxton, Leith; Bourne, David (1985). Locomotives of the South African Railways (1st ed.). Cape Town: Struik. pp. 128–129. ISBN 0869772112.