1918 in South Africa

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1918
in
South Africa

Decades:
See also:

The following lists events that happened during 1918 in South Africa.

Incumbents[edit]

Events[edit]

  • An estimated 500,000 people die in the 1918 flu pandemic in South Africa, the fifth hardest hit country in the world.[2]
January
April
May
June
November

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

Railways[edit]

Railway lines opened[edit]

  • 2 February – Cape – Kootjieskolk to Calvinia, 43 miles 47 chains (70.1 kilometres).[4]
  • 16 September – Cape – Kootjieskolk to Sakrivier, 27 miles 21 chains (43.9 kilometres).[4]

Locomotives[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Archontology.org: A Guide for Study of Historical Offices: South Africa: Governors-General: 1910-1961 (Accessed on 14 April 2017)
  2. ^ Colds and flu: 1918 - South Africa's death toll (Accessed on 17 April 2017)
  3. ^ Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 138."2-Minute Wave of Silence" Revives a Time-honoured Tradition. Accessed on 5 June 2014.
  4. ^ a b Statement Showing, in Chronological Order, the Date of Opening and the Mileage of Each Section of Railway, Statement No. 19, p. 188, ref. no. 200954-13
  5. ^ a b Holland, D. F. (1972). Steam Locomotives of the South African Railways. 2: 1910-1955 (1st ed.). Newton Abbott, Devon: David & Charles. pp. 34, 36–37. ISBN 978-0-7153-5427-8. 
  6. ^ a b c Paxton, Leith; Bourne, David (1985). Locomotives of the South African Railways (1st ed.). Cape Town: Struik. pp. 58–61, 88. ISBN 0869772112.