1899 in South Africa
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|1899 in South Africa|
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- The Transvaal government orders Asiatics to move into Locations specified by the government before 1 July.
- 4 – Cape Town based food packaging company Imperial Cold Storage and Supply Company is founded in London.
- 5 – Sir Alfred Milner, High Commissioner of South Africa and Governor of the Cape Colony, sends a telegram to Joseph Chamberlain urging him to intervene in the South African Republic.
- 1 – Jan Gysbert Hugo Bosman, aka Bosman de Ravelli, a concert pianist and composer, leaves South Africa for London.
- 11 – The South African Republic declares war on Britain and launches the Second Boer War which only ends in 1902.
- 13 – Second Boer War: Siege of Mafeking begins.
- 14 – Kimberley comes under siege by the Boers.
- 20 – Second Boer War: Battle of Talana Hill: In the first major clash of the conflict, near Dundee, Natal, the British Army drives the Boers from a hilltop position, but with heavy casualties, including their commanding general Sir Penn Symons.
- 30 – The Siege of Ladysmith begins.
- 30 January – Max Theiler, a virologist and the first South African to receive a Nobel Prize, is born in Pretoria.
- 18 February – Aegidius Jean Blignaut, short story writer and creator of Hottentot Ruiter, is born in Kroonstad.
- 6 June – Sir Henry Binns, sugar cane farmer, founder of the Umhlanga Valley Sugar Estate Company and Natal politician, dies in Pietermaritzburg at the age of 61.
- The Natal Government Railways places the first of 101 Class C 4-10-2T Reid Tenwheeler locomotives in service.:31
- The New Cape Central Railway places its first Cape 7th Class 4-8-0 Mastodon type locomotive in service.:46-48:78:10, 15
- Rand Mines acquires two narrow gauge 0-4-0 tank steam locomotives from Avonside Engine Company.:114
- Measuring Worth, Relative Value of a UK Pound Amount – average earnings, retrieved on 27 December 2010
- Paxton, Leith; Bourne, David (1985). Locomotives of the South African Railways (1st ed.). Cape Town: Struik. ISBN 0869772112.
- Holland, D.F. (1971). Steam Locomotives of the South African Railways, Volume 1: 1859-1910 (1st ed.). Newton Abbott, Devon: David & Charles. ISBN 978-0-7153-5382-0.
- Pattison, R.G. (1997). The Cape Seventh Class Locomotives (1st ed.). Kenilworth, Cape Town: The Railway History Group. ISBN 0958400946.