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A contract is awarded to the Hollandse Anneming Maatschappij Eiendoms Beperk to construct a new
Table Bay harbour in Cape Town by reclaiming ground on the Foreshore and building new and deeper docks.  :124–125  :122
17 January –
Percy Peter Tshidiso Qoboza, journalist, author and critic of the apartheid government, is born in Sophiatown, Johannesburg. 5 June – David Nthubu Koloane, artist, is born in
Alexandra, Johannesburg. 12 November –
Stephen Vukile Tshwete, activist and politician, is born in Springs. Ephraim Mojalefa Ngatane, artist, is born in
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Railways [ edit ]
Railway lines opened [ edit ]
6 November – Transvaal – Midway to Bank, 21 miles 2 chains (33.8 kilometres).
Locomotives [ edit ]
Three new locomotive types enter service on the
South African Railways (SAR):
The first of the
Class 15F 4-8-2 Mountain type, at 255 the most numerous steam locomotive class on the South African Railways (SAR).  :90–91 One hundred and thirty-six
Class 23 locomotives enter service, the last and the largest 4-8-2 Mountain type locomotive to be designed by the SAR.  :98–100  :75–76  :105  The first of sixteen
Class GM 4-8-2+2-8-4 Double Mountain type Garratt articulated steam locomotives.  :96–97  :94–95 
References [ edit ]
^ 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. ISBN 978-0-7153-5427-8.
^ a b c Paxton, Leith; Bourne, David (1985). Locomotives of the South African Railways (1st ed.). Cape Town: Struik. ISBN 0869772112.
^ Statement Showing, in Chronological Order, the Date of Opening and the Mileage of Each Section of Railway, Statement No. 19, p. 191, ref. no. 200954-13
^ a b Durrant, A E (1989). Twilight of South African Steam (1st ed.). Newton Abbott, London: David & Charles. ISBN 0715386387.
^ Touwsrivier – Daos Ab – 1877-1977 (J.H. Stassen, 1977), pp79, 83-85
^ Hamilton, Gavin N., The Garratt Locomotive - Garratt Locomotives produced by Beyer, Peacock , retrieved 10 November 2012