1959 in South African sport
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|Years in South African sport:||1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962|
|Centuries:||19th century · 20th century · 21st century|
|Decades:||1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s|
|Years:||1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962|
This article is an incomplete list of sporting events relevant to South Africa in 1959
- Sewsunker "Papwa" Sewgolum, wins the Dutch Open for the first time
- Gary Player wins The Open Championship
National Football League ,in opposition to the amateur controlling body, a professional league started in South Africa.The league kicked off ,with 4 matches,on 4 July 1959.Johannesburg Rangers V Benoni United,Wembley Stadium.Germiston Callies V Arcadia Shepherd,Driehoek.Brakpan United V Southern Park,Brakpan.Randfontein V Johannesburg City,Randfontein.5 July 1959 Durban City played Arcadia Shepherds at Hoy Park.The other teams were-Durban United,Benoni United,Pretoria City,Southern Park,Maritzburg United.
Durban City were the first league winners.Johannesburg Rangers beat Germiston Callies 4-2,in the Castle Cup Final.Rand Stadium.