1947 in South Africa

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List of years in South Africa

The following lists events that happened during 1947 in South Africa.

Incumbents[edit]

Events[edit]

March
April
May
  • 4 – The Natal Indian Organisation is formed.
December

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

Railways[edit]

Locomotives[edit]

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

  • Twelve Class S1 0-8-0 shunting steam locomotives, designed and built in the Salt River workshops in Cape Town.[2][3]
  • The first of twenty-eight Class 3E electric locomotives.[3]

Sports[edit]

Cricket[edit]

May-August

The South Africa national cricket team tours England and plays five Test matches against the England national cricket team.

Test matches

Football[edit]

May–July

The South Africa national football team tours Australia and New Zealand and plays five games against the Australia national association football team and four against the New Zealand national football team.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Marion Island – History". Sanap.ac.za. Retrieved 2012-10-09. 
  2. ^ Holland, D. F. (1972). Steam Locomotives of the South African Railways. 2: 1910-1955 (1st ed.). Newton Abbott, Devon: David & Charles. pp. 103–104. ISBN 978-0-7153-5427-8. 
  3. ^ a b Paxton, Leith; Bourne, David (1985). Locomotives of the South African Railways (1st ed.). Cape Town: Struik. pp. 80–81, 126. ISBN 0869772112.