1951 in South Africa

The following lists events that happened during 1951 in South Africa.

1951
in
South Africa

Decades:
See also:

IncumbentsEdit

EventsEdit

March
May
  • 14 – Cabinet votes for the removal of Coloured people from the voters roll.
  • 24 – The first part of the Afrikaans Dictionary Woordeboek van die Afrikaanse Taal (WAT) is published, a project which was begun in 1926 by Prof. J.J. Smith of Stellenbosch University.
July
  • 29 – Blacks, Coloureds and Indians meet for the first time to discuss a plan of action against race discrimination laws.
August
Unknown date

BirthsEdit

DeathsEdit

RailwaysEdit

Railway lines openedEdit

  • 13 June – Transvaal: Grootvlei to Redan, 39 miles 1 chain (62.8 kilometres).[2]
  • 21 December – Transvaal: Springs to Welgedag, 5 miles 19 chains (8.4 kilometres).[2]

SportsEdit

CanoeingEdit

  • 22 December – The first 200 kilometre Dusi Marathon, with four pairs of canoeists taking part, starts on the Umsindusi River which joins the Umgeni River in the Valley of a Thousand Hills. Since only Ian Player stays the course and finishes, it is declared that there is no winner.

RugbyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Lawn Bowls | Athlete Profile: Nozipho SCHROEDER - Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games". results.gc2018.com. Retrieved 13 December 2020.
  2. ^ a b 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