1928 in South Africa

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1928
in
South Africa

Decades:
See also:

The following lists events that happened during 1928 in South Africa.

Incumbents[edit]

Events[edit]

May
Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg
  • 31 – South Africa adopts a new national flag, based upon the Van Riebeeck flag or Prinsevlag (originally the Dutch flag), to replace the Red Ensign.
June
Unknown date
  • Escom's first thermal power station, Salt River No. 1, begins operation.
  • The Cecchetti Society of Southern Africa is formed with the aim of promoting the Methods of Enrico Cecchetti and introducing the Principles of the Cecchetti method to young ballet dancers in Southern Africa.

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

Railways[edit]

Railway lines opened[edit]

  • 31 January – Cape – Winter's Rush to Koopmansfontein, 27 miles 41 chains (44.3 kilometres).[1]
  • 24 February – Transvaal – Klerksdorp to Ottosdal, 47 miles 49 chains (76.6 kilometres).[1]
  • 14 April – Transvaal – Potchefstroom to Fochville, 31 miles 29 chains (50.5 kilometres).[1]
  • 1 May – Cape – George to Knysna, 42 miles 7 chains (67.7 kilometres).[1]
  • 11 June – Transvaal – Brits to Beestekraal, 26 miles 41 chains (42.7 kilometres).[1]
  • 2 July – Transvaal – Singlewood to Zebediela, 31 miles 25 chains (50.4 kilometres).[1]
  • 9 July – South West Africa – Ondekaremba to Seeis, 42 miles 2 chains (67.6 kilometres).[1]
  • 18 July – Free State – Bothaville to Wesselsbron, 42 miles 71 chains (69.0 kilometres).[1]

Locomotives[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Statement Showing, in Chronological Order, the Date of Opening and the Mileage of Each Section of Railway, Statement No. 19, p. 189, ref. no. 200954-13
  2. ^ a b c Holland, D. F. (1972). Steam Locomotives of the South African Railways. 2: 1910-1955 (1st ed.). Newton Abbott, Devon: David & Charles. ISBN 978-0-7153-5427-8. 
  3. ^ a b c Paxton, Leith; Bourne, David (1985). Locomotives of the South African Railways (1st ed.). Cape Town: Struik. pp. 10–11, 67, 69–70, 93. ISBN 0869772112. 
  4. ^ South African Railways and Harbours Locomotive Diagram Book, 2’0” & 3’6” Gauge Steam Locomotives, 15 August 1941, as amended