1912 in South Africa

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1912 in South Africa
1909 1910 1911 « 1912 » 1913 1914 1915

List of years in South Africa

Incumbents[edit]

Events[edit]

January
February
Unknown date

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

Railways[edit]

Railway lines opened[edit]

  • 7 February – Free State – Jammerdrif to Wepener, 4 miles 7 chains (6.6 kilometres).[4]
  • 15 April – Transvaal – Buhrmannsdrif to Ottoshoop, 11 miles 70 chains (19.1 kilometres).[4]
  • 1 May – Free State – Firham (Transvaal) to Vrede, 44 miles 69 chains (72.2 kilometres).[4]
  • 20 May – Cape – Wolseley to Ceres, 10 miles 29 chains (16.7 kilometres).[4]
  • 1 August – Cape – Malenge to Franklin, 24 miles 49 chains (39.6 kilometres).[4]
  • 4 November – Transvaal – Zeerust to Ottoshoop, 18 miles 72 chains (30.4 kilometres).[4]
  • 9 November – Transvaal – Newington to Tzaneen, 132 miles 21 chains (212.9 kilometres).[4]
  • 2 December – Cape – Schoombee to Hofmeyr, 31 miles 3 chains (50.0 kilometres).[4]
  • 2 December – Cape – Ottery to Dieprivier, 2 miles 50 chains (4.2 kilometres).[4]
  • 16 December – Cape – Bergrivier to Vredenburg (Narrow gauge), 24 miles 48 chains (39.6 kilometres).[4]
  • 20 December – Cape – Melk to Motkop, 10 miles 31 chains (16.7 kilometres).[4]

Locomotives[edit]

Five new Cape gauge locomotive types enter service on the South African Railways (SAR):

Sports[edit]

Rugby[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Archontology.org: A Guide for Study of Historical Offices: South Africa: Governors-General: 1910-1961 (Accessed on 14 April 2017)
  2. ^ The South African Railways - Historical Survey. Editor George Hart, Publisher Bill Hart, Sponsored by Dorbyl Ltd., Published c. 1978, p. 25.
  3. ^ Classification of S.A.R. Engines with Renumbering Lists, issued by the Chief Mechanical Engineer’s Office, Pretoria, January 1912. (Reprinted in April 1987 by SATS Museum, R.3125-6/9/11-1000)
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Statement Showing, in Chronological Order, the Date of Opening and the Mileage of Each Section of Railway, Statement No. 19, p. 187, ref. no. 200954-13
  5. ^ a b c Holland, D.F. (1972). Steam Locomotives of the South African Railways, Volume 2: 1910-1955 (1st ed.). Newton Abbott, Devon: David & Charles. pp. 13, 21–22, 137. ISBN 978-0-7153-5427-8. 
  6. ^ a b c d e Paxton, Leith; Bourne, David (1985). Locomotives of the South African Railways (1st ed.). Cape Town: Struik. pp. 10–11, 36, 40, 54–56, 85–86. ISBN 0869772112.