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14 – Cabinet votes for the removal of Coloured people from the voters roll.
24 – The first part of the Afrikaans Dictionary
Woordeboek van die Afrikaanse Taal (WAT) is published, a project which was started in 1926 by Prof. J.J. Smith of Stellenbosch University.
Blacks, Coloureds and Indians meet for the first time to discuss a plan of action against race discrimination laws.
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Railways [ edit ]
Railway lines opened [ edit ]
13 June – Transvaal:
Grootvlei to Redan, 39 miles 1 chain (62.8 kilometres).  21 December – Transvaal:
Springs to Welgedag, 5 miles 19 chains (8.4 kilometres). 
Canoeing [ edit ]
22 December – The first 200 kilometre Dusi Marathon, with four pairs of canoeists taking part, starts on the Umsindusi River, which joins the Umgengi River in the
Valley of a Thousand Hills. Since only Ian Player stays the course and finishes, it is declared that there is no winner.
References [ edit ]
^ a b 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