n Journal for Contemporary History - Road, air and sea transport at Kleinzee, 1924 to 2000

Volume 35, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0258-2422
  • E-ISSN: 2415-0509



Because of its out-of-the-way location on the West Coast of South Africa, transport was a problem for Kleinzee (Namaqualand Mines) since the discovery of diamonds during the 1920s. The diamond industry grew and with it the need for efficient transport. Kleinzee was not, as was the case with Alexander Bay, to its north, a state-controlled mine, which inevitably complicated the expansion of transport systems. In this article the supply of road, air and sea transport between the years 1924 and 2000 is briefly highlighted.

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