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1946 in South Africa
The following lists events that happened during 1946 in South Africa.
- 12 – The South African Indian Congress delegation is received by the Viceroy, Lord Wavell, in Delhi, India, and submits a petition drafted in consultation with Mohandas Gandhi.
- 12 – The Indian Representative Act is repealed.
- 12 – India terminates the trade agreement with South Africa.
- 15 – The Asiatic Land Tenure Act, the "Ghetto Act", is amended to state that Indians may only live where Indians had resided in non-proclaimed areas.
- 31 – 6,000 Indians march in Durban in protest to the Asiatic Land Tenure Act.
- 16 – The Eureka Diamond, the first diamond discovered in South Africa, is sold in London for £5,700.
- 11 – India recalls its High Commissioner from South Africa.
- 22 – During a prayer meeting in New Delhi, India, Mahatma Gandhi calls for South Africa to stop hooliganism by whites.
- 23 – A group of white men attack and assault a group of Indian Passive Resisters.
- 8 – Indian protests against government legislation lead to the arrest of hundreds of Indians.
Railway lines opened
- 1 June – Transvaal: Ogies to Vandyksdrif, 21 miles 30 chains (34.4 kilometres).
- ^ Indian passive resistance in South Africa: 1946 – 1948 (Accessed on 4 April 2017)
- ^ 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
- ^ Holland, D. F. (1972). Steam Locomotives of the South African Railways. 2: 1910-1955 (1st ed.). Newton Abbott, Devon: David & Charles. pp. 103–105. ISBN 978-0-7153-5427-8.
- ^ Hamilton, Gavin N., The Garratt Locomotive - Garratt Locomotives produced by Beyer, Peacock, retrieved 10 November 2012
- ^ Paxton, Leith; Bourne, David (1985). Locomotives of the South African Railways (1st ed.). Cape Town: Struik. ISBN 0869772112.