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1940 in South Africa

1940
in
South Africa

Decades:
See also:

The following lists events that happened during 1940 in South Africa.

Incumbents

Events

January
June
December

Births

Deaths

  • 1 June – Jan F. E. Celliers, poet, writer and dramatist. (b. 1865)
  • 10 August – Abe Bailey, diamond tycoon, politician, financier and cricketer. (b. 1864)

Railways

Railway lines opened

  • 12 January – Transvaal: Crown to Langlaagte, 3 miles 18 chains (5.2 kilometres).[3]
  • 2 December – Transvaal: Germiston to Jupiter, 2 miles 68 chains (4.6 kilometres).[3]

Sports

References

  1. ^ "Fred Brownell: The man who made South Africa's flag". BBC News. 27 April 2014. Retrieved 27 April 2014.
  2. ^ Faulkner 2014, p. 92.
  3. ^ a b Statement Showing, in Chronological Order, the Date of Opening and the Mileage of Each Section of Railway, Statement No. 19, p. 191, ref. no. 200954-13