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1913 in South Africa

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1913 in South Africa

Events

May
  • South Africa's first flying school opens in Kimberley to train pilots for the South African Aviation Corps.
  • June
  • 19 – The Natives Land Act is passed, limiting land ownership for blacks to black territories.
  • November
  • 6 – Mohandas Gandhi is arrested while leading a march of Indian miners in South Africa.
  • Unknown date
  • The City of Greater Cape Town is formed by the union of Central Cape Town, Green Point and Sea Point, Woodstock, Maitland, Mowbray, Rondebosch, Claremont and Kalk Bay.
  • Births

  • 9 December – Gerard Sekoto, artist, is born at Botshabelo mission, near Middelburg, Transvaal.
  • Deaths

  • 12 March – Christoffel Cornelis Froneman, the commandant of the Orange Free State and founder of Marquard.
  • 30 April – Daniël Jacobus Erasmus, acting state president of the Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek, dies in Bethal at the age of 83.
  • Railway lines opened

  • 5 March – Cape – Vredenburg to Saldanha (Narrow gauge), 9 miles 65 chains (15.8 kilometres).
  • 15 May – Free State – Arlington to Senekal, 27 miles 30 chains (44.1 kilometres).
  • 15 July – Cape – Butterworth to Idutywa, 26 miles 74 chains (43.3 kilometres).
  • 6 August – Cape – George to Oudtshoorn, 45 miles 30 chains (73.0 kilometres).
  • 3 November – Cape – Graafwater to Kleipan, 22 miles 67 chains (36.8 kilometres).
  • 3 November – Free State – Reitz to Marsala, 28 miles 69 chains (46.4 kilometres).
  • 10 November – Transvaal – Nelspruit to Sabie, 55 miles 36 chains (89.2 kilometres).
  • 1 December – Natal – Greytown to Ahrens, 19 miles 70 chains (32.0 kilometres).
  • 5 December – Transvaal – Bandelierkop to Lilliput, 83 miles 33 chains (134.2 kilometres).
  • 15 December – Natal – Tendeka to Piet Retief (Transvaal), 76 miles 35 chains (123.0 kilometres).
  • Locomotives

  • Two new Cape gauge locomotive types enter service on the South African Railways (SAR):
  • The first of ten Class 4A 4-8-2 Mountain type steam locomotives.
  • The first of 45 Class 14 4-8-2 Mountain type locomotives.
  • The New Cape Central Railway places three Cape 7th Class 4-8-0 Mastodon type locomotives in service.
  • Rugby

    11 January – The South African Springboks beat the French Les Tricolores 38-5 in Bordeaux, France.

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    References

    1913 in South Africa Wikipedia


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