1925 in South Africa
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- 1 – Edward VIII of the United Kingdom, Prince of Wales, arrives in Cape Town on a visit to South Africa.
- Unknown date
- Afrikaans officially replaces Dutch as the second language after English.
- The manor house of Groot Constantia is gutted by a fire.
- The University of Pretoria starts the tradition of Jool in South Africa.
- 14 April – Colin Wells Eglin, founding member and leader of the Progressive Federal Party, is born in Sea Point, Cape Town. (d. 2013)
- 30 April – Dot Serfontein, author and mother of poet Antjie Krog, is born.
- 4 May Heloise Ruth First, journalist, academic and activist, is born in Johannesburg.
- 9 January – Willem Johannes Conradie, minister of the Dutch Reformed Church and author of the first children's bible in Afrikaans, dies in Stellenbosch.
- 30 August – Cathcart William Methven, harbour engineer and painter, dies in Pietermaritzburg
Six new Cape gauge locomotive types, five steam and one electric, enter service on the South African Railways (SAR):
- The first four Class GD branchline 2-6-2+2-6-2 Garratt articulated locomotives.:90:47–48
- The first six of eighteen Class GE 2-8-2+2-8-2 Garratt locomotives, the first eight-coupled Garratts on the SAR.:91:43–45
- A single Class GG 2-6-2+2-6-2 "Double Prairie" Garratt on fast mainline passenger service.:92–93:47–49
- Two American-built Class 15C 4-8-2 Mountain type steam locomotives.:61-62, 66
- The first two of seven Class 16D 4-6-2 Pacific passenger locomotives.:47
- The first of altogether 172 Class 1E electric locomotives, spread over seven orders. It is the first mainline electric locomotive to be introduced in South Africa.:125
- Retrieved 1 April 2010
- Stanley Uys. "Colin Eglin obituary | World news". theguardian.com. Retrieved 2013-12-09.
- Paxton, Leith; Bourne, David (1985). Locomotives of the South African Railways (1st ed.). Cape Town: Struik. ISBN 0869772112.
- 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.
- Hamilton, Gavin N., The Garratt Locomotive - Garratt Locomotives produced by Beyer, Peacock, retrieved 10 November 2012
- South African Railways Index and Diagrams Electric and Diesel Locomotives, 610 mm and 1065 mm Gauges, Ref LXD 14/1/100/20, 28 January 1975, as amended