1949 in South Africa

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List of years in South Africa


  • 29 – South Africa introduces its apartheid policy.
  • 30 – Ben Schoeman announces in Johannesburg that the NP would carry the apartheid policy through "notwithstanding what serious economic problems it might cause".
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  • The University of Pretoria establishes the Graduate School of Management (GSM), the first MBA programme to be launched outside of North America.[1]
  • The South African Post Office begins to force Europeans and non-Europeans to stand in separate queues in post offices and serve them at different counters.
  • Zulus riot against Indian-owned businesses in Durban.



  • 4 May – Hendrik Adolph Mulder, poet and Afrikaans literary critic.



  • The South African Railways places the first of one hundred Class 24 2-8-4 Berkshire type branchline steam locomotives in service, most of them on the South West Africa System.[2][3][4]


  1. ^ Wits Business School Retrieved 20 March 2010
  2. ^ Holland, D.F. (1972). Steam Locomotives of the South African Railways, Volume 2: 1910-1955 (1st ed.). Newton Abbott, Devon: David & Charles. pp. 105–107. ISBN 978-0-7153-5427-8. 
  3. ^ Paxton, Leith; Bourne, David (1985). Locomotives of the South African Railways (1st ed.). Cape Town: Struik. p. 76. ISBN 0869772112. 
  4. ^ South African Railways and Harbours Locomotive Diagram Book, 2’0” & 3’6” Gauge Steam Locomotives, 15 August 1941, as amended