1952 in South Africa

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1952
in
South Africa

Decades:
See also:

The following lists events that happened during 1952 in South Africa.

Incumbents

Events

March
  • 23 – Ex-regent Mshiyeni, uncle of Zulu King Cyprian Bhekuzulu kaSolomon, warns the Zulu people not to participate in the Defiance Campaign. In the press the King repeatedly denies having any views on the matter.
April
May
  • 3 – The first regular jet flight between South Africa and Britain is started with the arrival of a De Havilland Comet with 36 passengers at Johannesburg.
October
  • 8 – A uranium plant operated by West Rand Consolidated Mines, the first in the world to extract uranium as a by-product of the gold refining process, opens at Millsite near Krugersdorp.
  • 12 – The first uranium is worked at the West Rand plant.
Unknown date
  • Nelson Mandela is given a 9-month suspended sentence and is forbidden to leave Johannesburg for the next 6 months.

Births

Deaths

Railways

Railway lines opened

Locomotives

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

References

  1. ^ 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
  2. ^ Holland, D. F. (1972). Steam Locomotives of the South African Railways. 2: 1910-1955 (1st ed.). Newton Abbott, Devon: David & Charles. pp. 108–109. ISBN 978-0-7153-5427-8.
  3. ^ a b Paxton, Leith; Bourne, David (1985). Locomotives of the South African Railways (1st ed.). Cape Town: Struik. pp. 81, 126–127. ISBN 0869772112.
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