1911 in South Africa

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1911 in South Africa
1908 1909 1910 « 1911 » 1912 1913 1914

Years in South Africa

Events[edit]

April

Births[edit]

  • 8 January – Esther Susanna Mentz, soprano and actress, is born in Edenville, Orange Free State.
  • Lillian Masediba Ngoyi, "Ma Ngoyi", dressmaker, political activist and trade unionist, is born in Gamatlala near Pretoria.

Deaths[edit]

Railways[edit]

Railway lines opened[edit]

  • 1 March – Transvaal – India Junction to Alberton, 3 miles 51 chains (5.9 kilometres).[5]
  • 13 April – Natal – Umlaas Road to Mid Illovo (Narrow gauge), 27 miles 35 chains (44.2 kilometres).[5]
  • 11 May – Transvaal – Welverdiend to Lichtenburg, 79 miles 77 chains (128.7 kilometres).[5]
  • 31 May – Cape – Eendekuil to Graafwater, 48 miles 10 chains (77.4 kilometres).[5]
  • 2 July – Transvaal – Welgedag to Modderbee, 6 miles 69 chains (11.0 kilometres).[5]
  • 31 July – Transvaal – Ermelo to Piet Retief, 70 miles 13 chains (112.9 kilometres).[5]
  • 15 August – Transvaal – Pietersburg to Bandelierkop, 71 miles 8 chains (114.4 kilometres).[5]
  • 21 August – Cape – Hopefield to Bergrivier (Narrow gauge), 10 miles 50 chains (17.1 kilometres).[5]
  • 4 September – Free State – Sannaspos to Jammerdrif, 53 miles 60 chains (86.5 kilometres).[5]
  • 7 October – Natal – Merrivale to Howick, 2 miles 36 chains (3.9 kilometres).[5]
  • 8 November – Natal – Port Shepstone to Paddock (Narrow gauge), 24 miles 30 chains (39.2 kilometres).[5]
  • 1 December – Cape – Lady Grey to Melk, 9 miles 77 chains (16.0 kilometres).[5]
  • 2 December – Free State – Bethlehem to Reitz, 35 miles 45 chains (57.2 kilometres).[5]
  • 4 December – Transvaal – Coligny to Delareyville, 61 miles 40 chains (99.0 kilometres).[5]

Locomotives[edit]

Cape
Natal
Transvaal

Two new Cape gauge locomotive types enter service on the Central South African Railways (CSAR):

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ The South African Railways - Historical Survey. Editor George Hart, Publisher Bill Hart, Sponsored by Dorbyl Ltd., Published c. 1978, p. 24.
  3. ^ Heritage Portal: The Port Alfred to Grahamstown Railway
  4. ^ The Port Alfred Kowie Railway 1883-1913
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n 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
  6. ^ a b c Holland, D.F. (1972). Steam Locomotives of the South African Railways, Volume 2: 1910-1955 (1st ed.). Newton Abbott, Devon: David & Charles. ISBN 978-0-7153-5427-8. 
  7. ^ a b c d Paxton, Leith; Bourne, David (1985). Locomotives of the South African Railways (1st ed.). Cape Town: Struik. ISBN 0869772112.