|Covid-19|Ostriches are domesticated.
Economic depression hits South Africa.
War breaks out for the second time between the Orange Free State and Basothos.
The Cape Town-Wellington railway is officially inaugurated.
12 January – Johannes (Jan) Francois Elias Cilliers, poet, writer and dramatist.
13 August – Willem Cornelis Janse van Rensburg, the second president of the South African Republic, dies on his farm near Rustenburg at the age of 47.
The Natal Railway Company obtains a 0-4-0 saddle-tank locomotive from Kitson and Company. The Natal Railway’s second locomotive is named Durban.
1865 in South Africa Wikipedia