1880 in South Africa

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1880
in
South Africa

Decades:
See also:

The following lists events that happened during 1880 in South Africa.

Incumbents[edit]

Events[edit]

March
  • 20 – £50,000 worth of diamonds are reported stolen from Cape Town's post office.
April
June
  • 15 – The Natal South Coast railway line from Durban is opened to traffic to Isipingo.
August
  • British Governor Bartle Frere is recalled to London to face charges of misconduct.
September
October
December
  • 16 – Britain declares war against the South African Republic and starts the first Boer War.
Unknown date

Births[edit]

  • Cecilia Makiwane, first black woman to become a professional nurse in South Africa.

Deaths[edit]

Railways[edit]

Railway lines opened[edit]

Locomotives[edit]

  • The Cape Government Railways places the first nine of eighteen 4th Class 4-6-0 tank-and-tender locomotives in mainline service on its Midland System working out of Port Elizabeth and Eastern System working out of East London.[5][6]
  • The Natal Government Railways places a Class K 0-6-0 saddle-tank locomotive in service.[7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ MetroRail History
  2. ^ a b Statement Showing, in Chronological Order, the Date of Opening and the Mileage of Each Section of Railway, Statement No. 19, p. 182, ref. no. 200954-13
  3. ^ a b c Report for year ending 31 December 1909, "Cape Government Railways, Section VIII - Dates of Opening and the Length of the different Sections in the Cape Colony, from the Year 1873 to 31st December, 1909."
  4. ^ The South African Railways - Historical Survey. Editor George Hart, Publisher Bill Hart, Sponsored by Dorbyl Ltd., Published c. 1978, p. 16.
  5. ^ Holland, D.F. (1971). Steam Locomotives of the South African Railways. 1: 1859–1910 (1st ed.). Newton Abbott, Devon: David & Charles. pp. 32–34. ISBN 978-0-7153-5382-0. 
  6. ^ C.G.R. Numbering Revised, Article by Dave Littley, SA Rail May–June 1993, pp. 94-95.
  7. ^ Holland, D. F. (1972). Steam Locomotives of the South African Railways. 2: 1910-1955 (1st ed.). Newton Abbott, Devon: David & Charles. pp. 126–127. ISBN 978-0-7153-5427-8. 
  8. ^ NGR Class K of 1879, John Milne & no. 15