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1958 in South Africa

1958
in
South Africa

Decades:
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The following lists events that happened during 1958 in South Africa.

Incumbents

Events

April
May
  • 6 – Margaret Rheeder is hanged in Pretoria for poisoning her husband, Benjamin Fredenman.
September
October
December

Births

Deaths

  • 2 May – Henry Cornelius, film director, producer, screenwriter and editor. (b. 1913)

Railways

Locomotives

Two new Cape gauge locomotive types enter service on the South African Railways.

  • The first of fifty-five Class 5E, Series 3 electric locomotives.[1]
  • In June and July forty-five Class 1-DE General Electric type U12B locomotives are the first diesel-electrics to enter SAR service in quantity.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b Paxton, Leith; Bourne, David (1985). Locomotives of the South African Railways (1st ed.). Cape Town: Struik. pp. 127–128, 137–138. ISBN 0869772112.