2006 in South Africa

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2006 in South Africa
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2006 in South African sport

Years in South Africa

Events[edit]

January
  • 10 – Three miners are killed and four others are injured when a magnitude 2.4 earthquake traps twelve miners underground at the TauTona gold mine near Carletonville.
  • 26–28 – A large fire breaks out on the slopes of Table Mountain, taking one life.
February
  • 18–23 – The Koeberg nuclear power station automatically disconnects from the national power grid after an undisclosed incident, leaving large parts of the Western Cape without electricity supply. Load shedding in the form of erratic rolling blackouts persist during the week, causing around R500 billion in losses to industry, according to some estimates.
March
April
May
July
September
October
November

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

Railways[edit]

Locomotives[edit]

Sports[edit]

Athletics[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ Information supplied by staff at Transnet Rail Engineering, Bloemfontein and Koedoespoort
  3. ^ 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