1896 in South Africa

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1896
in
South Africa

Decades:
See also:

The following lists events that happened during 1896 in South Africa.

Incumbents[edit]

Events[edit]

January
February
May
  • 13 – The Franchise Bill is passed by Natal's Legislative Assembly, disfranchising natives of other countries.
June
August
  • 6 – Cape Town's first electric tram service begins operation along Adderley Street to Mowbray Hill.
December
Unknown date

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

Railways[edit]

Railway lines opened[edit]

Locomotives[edit]

Cape
  • Two new Cape gauge locomotive types enter service on the Cape Government Railways (CGR):
    • The first of a second batch of fifty 6th Class 4-6-0 steam locomotives. In 1912 they would be designated Class 6A on the South African Railways (SAR).[3][4]
    • The first of a second batch of forty-six 7th Class 4-8-0 Mastodon type locomotives on the Midland and Eastern Systems. In 1912 they would be designated Class 7A on the SAR.[3][4]
  • Two 4-6-2 Pacific type tank locomotives enter service on the Metropolitan and Suburban Railway that operates a suburban passenger service between Cape Town and Sea Point.[3]
Free State
  • The Oranje-Vrijstaat Gouwerment-Spoorwegen places the first of twenty-four new Cape 6th Class 4-6-0 steam locomotives in service. In 1912 they would be designated Class 6C on the SAR.[3][4]
Natal
Transvaal

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Great Dynamite Explosion, report by Mr. J.G. Blumberg, Fairmount School, Johannesburg, excerpt from the autobiography of Dutch immigrant Jan de Veer who came to South Africa in 1893.
  2. ^ a b c Statement Showing, in Chronological Order, the Date of Opening and the Mileage of Each Section of Railway, Statement No. 19, p. 183, ref. no. 200954-13
  3. ^ a b c d e f Holland, D.F. (1971). Steam Locomotives of the South African Railways. 1: 1859–1910 (1st ed.). Newton Abbott, Devon: David & Charles. pp. 41–46, 57, 76–77, 83, 87–89, 108, 118–119, 126, 133. ISBN 978-0-7153-5382-0. 
  4. ^ a b c d e Paxton, Leith; Bourne, David (1985). Locomotives of the South African Railways (1st ed.). Cape Town: Struik. pp. 23–24, 28–29, 41–44, 46–48. ISBN 0869772112.