1936 in South Africa

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1936
in
South Africa

Decades:
See also:

The following lists events that happened during 1936 in South Africa.

Incumbents[edit]

Events[edit]

February
  • Trolleybuses (trackless trams) begin to operate in Cape Town.
April
July
September
Unknown date

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

Railways[edit]

Railway lines opened[edit]

Class ES
  • 1 May – Natal – Point to Congella, 1 mile 52 chains (2.7 kilometres).[5]
  • 15 June – Cape – Palingpan to Manganore, 3 miles 48 chains (5.8 kilometres).[5]
  • 30 June – Cape – Postmasburg to Lohatla, 23 miles 20 chains (37.4 kilometres).[5]

Locomotives[edit]

  • The South African Railways builds the first two of 24 Class ES centre-cab electric shunting locomotives in its Pietermaritzburg shops, based on the Class 1E mainline electric locomotive.[6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ian Loveland (1999). By Due Process of Law: Racial Discrimination and the Right to Vote in South Africa 1855-1960. Hart Publishing. pp. 197–202. ISBN 978-0-313-29879-0.
  2. ^ "Empire Exhibition". Retrieved 5 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Castle Of Good Hope". places.co.za.
  4. ^ Nicolas Magnien. "Dr. Neville Edward Alexander". South African History Online. Retrieved 24 August 2012.
  5. ^ 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
  6. ^ Paxton, Leith; Bourne, David (1985). Locomotives of the South African Railways (1st ed.). Cape Town: Struik. pp. 134–135. ISBN 0869772112.
  7. ^ 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. 51, 63.