30 – Mahatma Gandhi is released from prison by Jan Smuts after having been tried and sentenced to 2 months in prison earlier in the month.
4 – The Pretoria branch of the Transvaal University College, precursor to the University of Pretoria, is established.
7 – Mahatma Gandhi is arrested in Volksrust, along with fifteen other Indians, for entering Transvaal without registration certificates and is sentenced to two months imprisonment with hard labor.
Bosman de Ravelli composes the first Afrikaans art song
5 March – Arthur Wegelin, composer.
23 April – Bram Fischer, lawyer and champion against apartheid, is born in the Orange Free State. (d. 1975)
2 July – Andries Johannes Bester de Klerk, writer and secretary of the Cape Province, is born in Williston, Cape Colony
4 January – Cape Eastern – West Bank, Buffalo Harbour to Chiselhurst, 4 miles 35 chains (7.1 kilometres).
6 February – Transvaal – Machadodorp to Breyten, 55 miles 3 chains (88.6 kilometres).
8 April – Free State – Hamilton to Beaconsfield (Cape), 99 miles 52 chains (160.4 kilometres).
28 May – Cape Western – Milnerton to Ascot, 2 miles (3.2 kilometres).
3 June – Natal – Esperanza to Donnybrook (Narrow gauge), 94 miles (151.3 kilometres).
The Cape Government Railways places two 4-6-2 Pacific type narrow gauge tank steam locomotives in passenger service on the Walmer branch in Port Elizabeth.
1908 in South Africa Wikipedia