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1894 in South Africa

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1894 in South Africa


  • 25 – Paul Kruger, President of the Transvaal Republic, meets British High Commissioner Sir Henry Loch in Pretoria to discuss the grievances of the Uitlanders.
  • August
  • 22 – The Natal Indian Congress is founded by Mahatma Gandhi.
  • September
  • Mahatma Gandhi becomes the first Indian to be enrolled as an Advocate of the Supreme Court of Natal.
  • October
  • 1 – The Owl Club of Cape Town, a dining club, has its first formal meeting.
  • 20 – The railway line between Lourenço Marques and Pretoria is completed at Balmoral.
  • November
  • 18 – The railway line between Lourenço Marques and Pretoria is opened to traffic.
  • Unknown date
  • The Glen Grey Act is passed in the Cape of Good Hope to control African labour and land.
  • Births

  • 12 March – Willem Lambertus van Warmelo, compiler of Afrikaanse Liedjies, born in the Netherlands.
  • 23 August – Andries Albertus Pienaar, author under the pen name Sangiro, born in Broederstroom. (d. 1979)
  • 5 October – Bevil Rudd, South African athlete. (d. 1948)
  • Railway lines opened

  • 3 October – Cape Western – Vryburg to Mafeking, 96 miles (154.5 kilometres).
  • 18 November – Transvaal – Airlie to Pretoria, 179 miles (288.1 kilometres).
  • Locomotives

  • The Port Elizabeth Harbour Board places the first of eight 0-4-0 saddle-tank locomotives in shunting service at the Port Elizabeth Harbour.
  • Transvaal
  • The Nederlandsche-Zuid-Afrikaansche Spoorweg-Maatschappij of the Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek (Transvaal Republic) places three 32 Tonner rack tank locomotives in service on the rack section between Waterval Onder and Waterval Boven.
  • References

    1894 in South Africa Wikipedia

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