1874 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.
- 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.
- The Burgerspond, the South African Republic's first coin, is introduced.
- 7 April – Charlotte Makgomo Maxeke, religious leader and political activist, is born at Ramokgopa near Polokwane.
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- A single 3 ft 6 in (1,067 mm) Cape gauge 0-4-0 saddle-tank locomotive is placed in railway construction service on the Midland System of the Cape Government Railways.
- A third locomotive enters service on breakwater construction work at Table Bay Harbour, a 7 ft 1⁄4 in (2,140 mm) Brunel gauge 0-4-0 side-tank engine built by Fletcher, Jennings & Co..:115–117
- Friis, T. 1962. The public library in South Africa - an evaluative study. Cape Town: Afrikaanse Pers-Boekhandel. p.69
- C.G.R. Numbering Revised, Article by Dave Littley, SA Rail May–June 1993, pp. 94-95.
- 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.