1915 in South Africa
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|1915 in South Africa|
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- 1 – General Louis Botha, Prime Minister of South Africa, leads the army in the occupation of German South West Africa.
- 9 – Dr Theodore Seitz, governor of German South West Africa, surrenders to General Louis Botha at the farm Khorab, between Otavi and Tsumeb.
- 2 February – Abba Eban, Israeli foreign affair minister, is born in Cape Town. (d. 2002)
- 10 May – Christiaan Frederick Beyers Naudé, cleric, theologian and activist, is born in Roodepoort, Transvaal. (d. 2004)
- 13 December – Balthazar Johannes Vorster, Prime Minister and President, is born in Uitenhage, Cape Province. (d. 1983)
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- Narrow gauge
Two narrow gauge locomotive types enter service in South Africa:
- Thirteen out-of-service Mozambican Falcon 4-4-0 narrow gauge tender steam locomotives are acquired by the Union Defence Force for use in South Africa to replace narrow gauge South African Railways (SAR) locomotives that had been commandeered for the war effort in German South West Africa. They are later designated Class NG6 on the SAR.:103-104
- The first of six narrow gauge 4-6-0 steam locomotives enter service on the Avontuur Railway. They are later designated Class NG9 by the SAR.:104, 110
- Cape gauge
Five Cape gauge locomotive types enter service on the South African Railways (SAR):
- In May six Rhodesian 7th Class 4-8-0 locomotives are purchased by the SAR and reclassified, five of them to Class 7D and the remaining one to Class 7B.:10-12, 25-33:32-33:46-48
- Fifteen Class 14B 4-8-2 Mountain type locomotives without superheating.:58:63-64
- Two Class 16A 4-6-2 Pacific type four-cylinder simple expansion passenger locomotives.:65-66:30
- Five Class MH 2-6-6-2 Mallet articulated compound steam locomotives, the largest and most powerful locomotive in the world on Cape gauge at the time.:87:30-32
- Six Class J 4-6-4 tank steam locomotives on the Natal South Coast.:32
- Railway Modelling Scene, South Africa, May/June 1985, article written by Neill Mardell
- Paxton, Leith; Bourne, David (1985). Locomotives of the South African Railways (1st ed.). Cape Town: Struik. ISBN 0869772112.
- Pattison, R.G. (1997). The Cape Seventh Class Locomotives (1st ed.). Kenilworth, Cape Town: The Railway History Group. ISBN 0958400946.
- 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.
- Durrant, A E (1989). Twilight of South African Steam (1st ed.). Newton Abbott, London: David & Charles. ISBN 0715386387.