1954 in South Africa
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- 17 – The Federation of South African Women is launched in Johannesburg.
- 23 – The Afrikaans-German Culture Union (Afrikaanse-Deutsche Kultuurgemeinschaft - ADK) is founded on Pretoria.
- 23 – The Trust Bank of South Africa is founded by Jan S. Marais.
- 10 – The much-travelled statue of Paul Kruger is unveiled in Church Square, Pretoria by Dr. Daniel François Malan.
- 11 – Daniel François Malan announces his retirement.
- Unknown date
- 4 February – Vincent Baloyi, artist is born in Newclare, Johannesburg.
- 8 April – Vincent Oliphant, poet and mathematician is born in Alicedale, Port Elizabeth.
- 2 May – Bulelani Ngcuka, the first national director of National Prosecuting Authority, is born in Middledrift, Cape Province.
- 23 August – Ngconde Balfour, politician.
- 9 November – Koos Kombuis, poet, singer, entertainer and writer, is born in Cape Town.
- 26 November – John Matshikiza, actor, director, poet and journalist, is born in Johannesburg.
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Two new Cape gauge steam locomotive types enter service on the South African Railways (SAR):
- The first of 120 Class GMA branchline and Class GMAM mainline 4-8-2+2-8-4 "Double Mountain" Garratt articulated locomotives.:110-113:95-96
- Twenty-five Class GO 4-8-2+2-8-4 "Double Mountain" light branchline Garratt locomotives.:113-114:96
- 1 May – The South Africa national football team beats the Israel national football team 2-1 at the Rand Stadium, Johannesburg in a friendly match.
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