1908 in South Africa

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1908
in
South Africa

Decades:
See also:

The following lists events that happened during 1908 in South Africa.

Incumbents[edit]

Events[edit]

January
  • 30 – Mahatma Gandhi is released from prison by Jan Smuts after having been tried and sentenced to 2 months in prison earlier in the month.
March
October
  • 7 – Mahatma Gandhi is arrested in Volksrust, along with fifteen other Indians, for entering Transvaal without registration certificates and is sentenced to two months imprisonment with hard labor.
Unknown date
  • Bosman de Ravelli composes the first Afrikaans art song

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

Railways[edit]

Railway lines opened[edit]

  • 4 January – Cape Eastern – West Bank, Buffalo Harbour to Chiselhurst, 4 miles 35 chains (7.1 kilometres).[1]
  • 6 February – Transvaal – Machadodorp to Breyten, 55 miles 3 chains (88.6 kilometres).[2]
  • 8 April – Free State – Hamilton to Beaconsfield (Cape), 99 miles 52 chains (160.4 kilometres).[2]
  • 28 May – Cape Western – Milnerton to Ascot, 2 miles (3.2 kilometres).[2]
  • 3 June – Natal – Esperanza to Donnybrook (Narrow gauge), 94 miles (151.3 kilometres).[2]

Locomotives[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ a b c d Statement Showing, in Chronological Order, the Date of Opening and the Mileage of Each Section of Railway, Statement No. 19, p. 186, ref. no. 200954-13
  3. ^ Paxton, Leith; Bourne, David (1985). Locomotives of the South African Railways (1st ed.). Cape Town: Struik. pp. 113, 156. ISBN 0869772112. 
  4. ^ Dulez, Jean A. (2012). Railways of Southern Africa 150 Years (Commemorating One Hundred and Fifty Years of Railways on the Sub-Continent – Complete Motive Power Classifications and Famous Trains – 1860–2011) (1st ed.). Garden View, Johannesburg, South Africa: Vidrail Productions. p. 232. ISBN 9 780620 512282.