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1890 in South Africa

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1890 in South Africa

Events

March
  • 17 – The first railway line in the Transvaal, known as the Randtram, is opened for service between Boksburg and Braamfontein in Johannesburg.
  • June
  • 6 – Magadu Bhambada becomes chief of the AmaZondi people at the age of 25 after the death of his father and uncle.
  • 23 June – President Paul Kruger of the South African Republic institutes a Second Volksraad which is responsible for controlling local matters.
  • July
  • 17 – Cecil Rhodes becomes Prime Minister of the Cape Colony.
  • Births

  • 26 October – Percy Hansen, Danish soldier in British service, recipient of the Victoria Cross. (d. 1951)
  • Railway lines opened

  • 1 February – Cape Western – Somerset West to Sir Lowry's Pass Village, 5 miles 20 chains (8.4 kilometres).
  • 28 March – Natal – Glencoe Junction to Talana, 8 miles 35 chains (13.6 kilometres).
  • 15 May – Natal – Glencoe Junction to Newcastle, 36 miles 33 chains (58.6 kilometres).
  • 13 October – Transvaal – Braamfontein to Springs, 30 miles (48.3 kilometres).
  • 17 November – Transvaal – Braamfontein to Roodepoort, 11 miles (17.7 kilometres).
  • 1 December – Cape Western – Kalkbaai to Simon's Town, 5 miles 37 chains (8.8 kilometres).
  • 1 December – Cape Western – Kimberley to Vryburg, 126 miles 61 chains (204.0 kilometres).
  • 17 December – Cape Midland – Colesberg Junction to Norvalspont bridge, 23 miles 43 chains (37.9 kilometres).
  • 17 December – Free State – Norvalspont bridge to Bloemfontein, 120 miles 67 chains (194.5 kilometres).
  • Locomotives

    Cape
  • The Cape Government Railways places twenty 5th Class 4-6-0 tender locomotives in mainline service on its Midland and Western Systems.
  • The first of four Clara Class 0-6-2 tender locomotives are placed in service by the Cape Copper Company on its 2 ft 6 in (762 mm) narrow gauge Namaqualand Railway between Port Nolloth and O'okiep.
  • Transvaal
  • The Nederlandsche-Zuid-Afrikaansche Spoorwegmaatschappij (NZASM) of the Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek (Transvaal Republic) places six 18 Tonner saddle-tank locomotives in service on construction work on the Delagoa Bay line.
  • References

    1890 in South Africa Wikipedia


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