1914 in South Africa

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1914
in
South Africa

Decades:
See also:

The following lists events that happened during 1914 in South Africa.

Incumbents[edit]

Events[edit]

January
April
July
September
Unknown date
  • The steamship Clan Stuart is blown ashore between Glencairn and Simon's Town in the Cape Province.
  • The Kimberley mine or "Big Hole" is closed.
  • South Africa's government agree to many of the Indians' demands. Discriminatory taxes on Indian traders are abolished, the legality of non-Christian marriages is recognized and the continued immigration of free Indians is permitted.
  • A new lighthouse is built at Cape Point.

Births[edit]

  • 3 July – Pat Pattle, World War II fighter pilot. (d. 1941)
  • 9 December – Shmuel Katz, Israeli writer, historian and journalist. (d. 2008)

Deaths[edit]

Railways[edit]

Railway lines opened[edit]

  • 1 January – Cape – Kleipan to Birdfield, 6 miles 59 chains (10.8 kilometres).[2]
  • 5 January – Natal – Winterton to Bergville, 18 miles 27 chains (29.5 kilometres).[2]
  • 2 February – Natal – Ixopo to Madonela (Narrow gauge), 17 miles 27 chains (27.9 kilometres).[2]
  • 23 February – Natal – Ahrens to Kranskop, 12 miles 26 chains (19.8 kilometres).[2]
  • 4 March – Free State – Marsala to Frankfort, 17 miles 39 chains (28.1 kilometres).[2]
  • 3 April – Cape – Gamtoos to Patensie (Narrow gauge), 18 miles 79 chains (30.6 kilometres).[2]
  • 6 April – Cape – Caledon to Klipdale, 43 miles 9 chains (69.4 kilometres).[2]
  • 5 May – Transvaal – Lilliput to Messina, 19 miles 7 chains (30.7 kilometres).[2]
  • 18 May – Transvaal – Sabie to Graskop, 21 miles 75 chains (35.3 kilometres).[2]
  • 25 May – Transvaal – Cranbourne to Modderbee, 6 miles 79 chains (11.2 kilometres).[2]
  • September – Natal – Newleigh to Estcourt deviation, 26 miles 4 chains (41.9 kilometres).[2]
  • 21 December – Transvaal – Bethal to Morgenzon, 27 miles 10 chains (43.7 kilometres).[2]

Locomotives[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Archontology.org: A Guide for Study of Historical Offices: South Africa: Governors-General: 1910-1961 (Accessed on 14 April 2017)
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Statement Showing, in Chronological Order, the Date of Opening and the Mileage of Each Section of Railway, Statement No. 19, p. 187, ref. no. 200954-13
  3. ^ a b c d e Paxton, Leith; Bourne, David (1985). Locomotives of the South African Railways (1st ed.). Cape Town: Struik. pp. 10–11, 57–60, 64, 87–88. ISBN 0869772112. 
  4. ^ a b c Holland, D. F. (1972). Steam Locomotives of the South African Railways. 2: 1910-1955 (1st ed.). Newton Abbott, Devon: David & Charles. pp. 21–22, 26–27, 29. ISBN 978-0-7153-5427-8.