1939 in South Africa

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1936 1937 1938 « 1939 » 1940 1941 1942

List of years in South Africa

Events[edit]

September
Unknown date

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

  • 16 October – Charlotte Maxeke, religious leader and political activist. (b. 1871)

Railways[edit]

Locomotives[edit]

The first two diesel-electric locomotive types enter service on the South African Railways (SAR):

Sports[edit]

  • 3 March – In Durban, the Timeless Test begins between England and South Africa, the longest game of cricket ever played. It is abandoned twelve days later when the English team has to catch the ship for home.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ University of Pretoria Historical Overview Retrieved 1 October 2010
  2. ^ a b c Paxton, Leith; Bourne, David (1985). Locomotives of the South African Railways (1st ed.). Cape Town: Struik. pp. 122, 136–137. ISBN 0869772112. 
  3. ^ Railway History Group of Southern Africa, Bulletin no. 114, January 2013: Notes on Cape Town Harbour Extension Contracts, by John Middleton
  4. ^ Holland, D.F. (1972). Steam Locomotives of the South African Railways, Volume 2: 1910-1955 (1st ed.). Newton Abbott, Devon: David & Charles. pp. 124–125. ISBN 978-0-7153-5427-8. 
  5. ^ "England in South Africa Test Series - 5th Test". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 20 December 2014.