1874 in South Africa

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1874 in South Africa
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List of years in South Africa


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  • Work begins on the Cape Parliamentary buildings (the current South African houses of Parliament).
  • A college founded at Stellenbosch which later becomes the University of Stellenbosch.
  • The Cape Government passes legislation to begin government funding of education and colleges.[1]
  • The South African Teachers' Association is established in the Cape.
  • The railway line from Port Elizabeth to Uitenhage is partially opened.
  • The Molteno Government of the Cape passes a parliamentary act to redraw the provincial boundaries of the Cape Colony, from two provinces (Eastern and Western Cape) to seven.
  • The Molteno Regulations establish the South African public library system, to be implemented throughout South Africa up until 1955.[2]
  • The Burgerspond, the South African Republic's first coin, is introduced.






  1. ^ http://www.sahistory.org.za/topic/amersfoort-legacy-timeline-1658-present
  2. ^ Friis, T. 1962. The public library in South Africa - an evaluative study. Cape Town: Afrikaanse Pers-Boekhandel. p.69
  3. ^ C.G.R. Numbering Revised, Article by Dave Littley, SA Rail May–June 1993, pp. 94-95.
  4. ^ 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.