1934 in South Africa
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- Monarch: King George V.
- Governor-General and High Commissioner for Southern Africa: The Earl of Claredon.
- Prime Minister: James Barry Munnik Hertzog.
- Chief Justice: John Wessels.
- 1 – South African Airways is inaugurated and takes over the passenger and goods air services from Union Airways.
- Unknown date
- The Slums Act is passed, giving municipalities and the government the authority to acquire slum properties.
- The Statute of Westminster is ratified in inference by South Africa.
- 14 January – Laurie Ackermann, Constitutional Court of South Africa judge.
- 8 May – Sibusiso Bengu, politician.
- 26 May – Dullah Omar, lawyer and politician. (d. 2004)
- 3 October – Harold Henning, golfer. (d. 2004)
- 8 October – Kader Asmal, activist, politician and professor of human rights. (d. 2011)
- 9 October – Abdullah Ibrahim, pianist and composer.
- Peter Beighton, geneticist, in England.
- 27 March – Francis William Reitz, president of the Orange Free State. (b. 1844)
- 28 July – Louis Tancred, cricketer. (b. 1876)
Railway lines opened
- 26 February – Transvaal – Northam to Thabazimbi, 28 miles 72 chains (46.5 kilometres).
- 29 July – Transvaal – Germiston to Elsburg, 2 miles 49 chains (4.2 kilometres).
- 21 September – Transvaal – Tuinplaas to Marble Hall, 36 miles 36 chains (58.7 kilometres).
- 15 October – Cape – Kleinstraat to Matroosberg, 8 miles 48 chains (13.8 kilometres).
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- Statement Showing, in Chronological Order, the Date of Opening and the Mileage of Each Section of Railway, Statement No. 19, p. 190, ref. no. 200954-13