1931 in South Africa

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List of years in South Africa

Events[edit]

January
December

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

  • 9 January – Second Boer War General Johannes Gerhardus Celliers at age 70.
  • 24 January – Sir Percy FitzPatrick, author, politician and mining financier. (b. 1862)
  • 24 October – Sir Murray Bisset, South African cricketer and Governor of Southern Rhodesia (b. 1876)

Railways[edit]

Railway lines opened[edit]

  • 3 June – Cape – Molteno to Jamestown, 41 miles 72 chains (67.4 kilometres).[1]
  • 1 July – Natal – Chailey to Mount Alida, 25 miles 33 chains (40.9 kilometres).[1]
  • 1 July – Natal – Greyville Cabin to Berea Road, 1 mile 36 chains (2.3 kilometres).[1]

Locomotives[edit]

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

Sports[edit]

Rugby[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Statement Showing, in Chronological Order, the Date of Opening and the Mileage of Each Section of Railway, Statement No. 19, p. 190, ref. no. 200954-13
  2. ^ a b Paxton, Leith; Bourne, David (1985). Locomotives of the South African Railways (1st ed.). Cape Town: Struik. pp. 107–108. ISBN 0869772112.