1919 in South Africa
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|1919 in South Africa|
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- 23 – The Potchefstroom Teachers' College opens its doors.
- 3 – Jan Smuts becomes the 2nd Prime Minister of South Africa.
- 17 – German South West Africa is placed under South African administration.
- 7 – Inspired by Cape Town's daily Noon Gun Three Minute Pause, King George V institutes the Two Minute Silence, to be observed annually at the Eleventh Hour of the Eleventh Day of the Eleventh Month.
Railway lines opened
- 9 January – Natal – Deviation from Umlaas Road to Pentrich, 19 miles 19 chains (31.0 kilometres).
Two new Cape gauge and one narrow gauge locomotive types enter service on the South African Railways (SAR):
- The first of sixty-seven Class 12A 4-8-2 Mountain type locomotives.:55
- The first ten Class 16C 4-6-2 Pacific type passenger steam locomotives.:92–93
- Three Class NG G11 2-6-0+0-6-2 Garratt articulated steam locomotives on the Avontuur narrow gauge line through the Langkloof, the first Garratt locomotives to enter service in South Africa.:105–106:123
- Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 138."2-Minute Wave of Silence" Revives a Time-honoured Tradition. Accessed on 5 June 2014.
- Statement Showing, in Chronological Order, the Date of Opening and the Mileage of Each Section of Railway, Statement No. 19, p. 188, ref. no. 200954-13
- Paxton, Leith; Bourne, David (1985). Locomotives of the South African Railways (1st ed.). Cape Town: Struik. ISBN 0869772112.
- Durrant, A E (1989). Twilight of South African Steam (1st ed.). Newton Abbott, London: David & Charles. ISBN 0715386387.