1913 in South Africa

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1913 in South Africa
1910 1911 1912 « 1913 » 1914 1915 1916

Years in South Africa

Events[edit]

May
  • South Africa's first flying school opens in Kimberley to train pilots for the South African Aviation Corps.
June
  • 19 – The Natives Land Act is passed, limiting land ownership for blacks to black territories.
November
  • 6 – Mohandas Gandhi is arrested while leading a march of Indian miners in South Africa.
Unknown date

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

Railways[edit]

Railway lines opened[edit]

  • 5 March – Cape – Vredenburg to Saldanha (Narrow gauge), 9 miles 65 chains (15.8 kilometres).[1]
  • 15 May – Free State – Arlington to Senekal, 27 miles 30 chains (44.1 kilometres).[1]
  • 15 July – Cape – Butterworth to Idutywa, 26 miles 74 chains (43.3 kilometres).[1]
  • 6 August – Cape – George to Oudtshoorn, 45 miles 30 chains (73.0 kilometres).[1]
  • 3 November – Cape – Graafwater to Kleipan, 22 miles 67 chains (36.8 kilometres).[1]
  • 3 November – Free State – Reitz to Marsala, 28 miles 69 chains (46.4 kilometres).[1]
  • 10 November – Transvaal – Nelspruit to Sabie, 55 miles 36 chains (89.2 kilometres).[1]
  • 1 December – Natal – Greytown to Ahrens, 19 miles 70 chains (32.0 kilometres).[1]
  • 5 December – Transvaal – Bandelierkop to Lilliput, 83 miles 33 chains (134.2 kilometres).[1]
  • 15 December – Natal – Tendeka to Piet Retief (Transvaal), 76 miles 35 chains (123.0 kilometres).[1]

Locomotives[edit]

Sports[edit]

Rugby[edit]

11 January – The South African Springboks beat the French Les Tricolores 38-5 in Bordeaux, France.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j 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
  2. ^ a b c Paxton, Leith; Bourne, David (1985). Locomotives of the South African Railways (1st ed.). Cape Town: Struik. ISBN 0869772112. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ Pattison, R.G. (1997). The Cape Seventh Class Locomotives (1st ed.). Kenilworth, Cape Town: The Railway History Group. ISBN 0958400946.