1949 in South Africa
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- 29 – South Africa introduces its apartheid policy.
- 30 – B.J. Schoeman announces in Johannesburg that the NP would carry the apartheid policy through "notwithstanding what serious economic problems it might cause".
- 1 – Seretse Khama and his British wife Ruth are declared forbidden by the Union government in South Africa.
- 16 – The Voortrekker Monument is officially opened in Pretoria.
- Unknown date
- The University of Pretoria establishes the Graduate School of Management (GSM), the first MBA programme to be launched outside of North America.
- The Prohibition of Mixed Marriages Act is passed.
- 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.
- 27 January – Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, politician.
- 23 May – Estian Calitz, academic, is born in George.
- 2 June – Michael Lapsley, Anglican priest and social activist, is born in New Zealand.
- 21 June – Leonard Tshela Mohapi Matsoso, artist, is born in Pimville, Soweto.
- 23 July – Clive Edward Butler Rice, cricketer, is born in Johannesburg
- 28 November – Nosimo Zisiwe Beauty Balindlela, Premier of the Provincial Government of the Eastern Cape.
- 15 December – Fanie Pretorius, founder Member of Die Grafsteensangers, is born in Pretoria.
- The South African Railways places the first of one hundred Class 24 2-8-4 Berkshire type branchline steam locomotives in service.:105–107:76
- Wits Business School Retrieved 20 March 2010
- MBA.co.za – Wits Business School
- 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.
- Paxton, Leith; Bourne, David (1985). Locomotives of the South African Railways (1st ed.). Cape Town: Struik. ISBN 0869772112.
- South African Railways and Harbours Locomotive Diagram Book, 2’0” & 3’6” Gauge Steam Locomotives, 15 August 1941, as amended