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1874 in South Africa

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1874 in South Africa


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  • Work begins on the Cape Parliamentary buildings (the current South African houses of Parliament).
  • A college founded at Stellenbosch which later becomes the University of Stellenbosch.
  • The Cape Government passes legislation to begin government funding of education and colleges.
  • The South African Teachers' Association is established in the Cape.
  • The railway line from Port Elizabeth to Uitenhage is partially opened.
  • The Molteno Government of the Cape passes a parliamentary act to redraw the provincial boundaries of the Cape Colony, from two provinces (Eastern and Western Cape) to seven.
  • The Molteno Regulations establish the South African public library system, to be implemented throughout South Africa up until 1955.
  • The Burgerspond, the South African Republic's first coin, is introduced.
  • Births

  • 7 April – Charlotte Makgomo Maxeke, religious leader and political activist, is born at Ramokgopa near Polokwane.
  • Locomotives

  • A single 3 ft 6 in (1,067 mm) Cape gauge 0-4-0 saddle-tank locomotive is placed in railway construction service on the Midland System of the Cape Government Railways.
  • A third locomotive enters service on breakwater construction work at Table Bay Harbour, a 7 ft 14 in (2,140 mm) Brunel gauge 0-4-0 side-tank engine built by Fletcher, Jennings & Co..
  • References

    1874 in South Africa Wikipedia

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