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1895 in South Africa

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1895 in South Africa


  • 13 – The first electrical street lights in Cape Town are switched on.
  • June
  • 11 – Britain annexes Tongaland, between Zululand and Mozambique.
  • December
  • 15 – The railways of the Cape Colony, Natal, the Orange Free State, the South African Republic and southern Mozambique are all linked at Union Junction near Alberton, completing the logistics supply lines for the British military invasion of the Boer Republics in the Second Boer War.
  • 29 – The Jameson Raid is launched when Leander Starr Jameson and his forces cross into Transvaal from Bechuanaland.
  • Unknown date
  • St. Lucia Game Reserve, 30 km north of the town St. Lucia is proclaimed.
  • The Hluhluwe Game Reserve is proclaimed.
  • The Umfolozi Game Reserve is proclaimed.
  • Railway lines opened

  • 1 December – Natal – Charlestown to Natal-Transvaal border, 2 miles 45 chains (4.1 kilometres).
  • 15 December – Transvaal – Natal-Transvaal border to Union Junction near Alberton, 157 miles (252.7 kilometres).
  • Locomotives

  • Pauling and Company places the first of 42 4-4-0 American type 2 ft (610 mm) narrow gauge locomotives in service on the Beira Railway in Mozambique. In 1915, 13 of these locomotives, later designated Class NG6 on the SAR, will be acquired by the Union Defence Force for use in South Africa to replace locomotives that will be commandeered for the war effort in German South West Africa during the First World War.
  • References

    1895 in South Africa Wikipedia