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1922 in South Africa

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1922 in South Africa


  • 10-14 – The Rand Revolt or Rebellion, a strike by white mine workers which began on 28 December 1921, becomes open rebellion against the state.
  • 15 – Samuel Long, labour pioneer and striker, is arrested.
  • April
  • 1 – The South African Railways take control of all railway operations in South West Africa.
  • October
  • 27 – Southern Rhodesians vote on a referendum and reject union with South Africa.
  • Births

  • 6 May – Elize Botha, first wife of State President Pieter Willem Botha, in Senekal. (d. 1997)
  • 5 November – Sydney Kentridge, South African lawyer, judge and member of the English Bar.
  • 8 November – Chris Barnard, South African cardiac surgeon. (d. 2001)
  • Deaths

  • 17 November – Rand Rebellion strikers Samuel Long, Herbert Hull and David Lewis are hanged for murder at the Central Prison in Pretoria.
  • South West African lines

  • 1 April – The SAR inherits five existing former German Colonial railway lines in SWA.
  • Union Border to Swakop River (at Swakopmund), 771 miles 73 chains (1,242.3 kilometres).
  • Seeheim to Lüderitz, 197 miles 69 chains (318.4 kilometres).
  • Karibib to Tsumeb (Narrow gauge), 259 miles 28 chains (417.4 kilometres).
  • Otavi to Grootfontein (Narrow gauge), 56 miles 73 chains (91.6 kilometres).
  • Otjiwarongo to Outjo (Narrow gauge), 45 miles 37 chains (73.2 kilometres).
  • Railway lines opened

  • 1 April – SWA – Kolmanskop to Bogenfels, 74 miles (119.1 kilometres).
  • Locomotives

  • 1 April – The SAR inherits seven former German Colonial narrow gauge and Cape gauge steam locomotive types in SWA.
  • One narrow gauge Class Ha 0-6-2 tank locomotive, acquired in 1904 for the Otavi Mining and Railway Company.
  • Six narrow gauge Class Hb 0-6-2 tank and tank-and-tender locomotives, acquired between 1905 and 1908 for the Otavi Mining and Railway Company.
  • Three narrow gauge Class Hd 2-8-2 locomotives, acquired in 1912 for the Otavi Mining and Railway Company for use on the line from Swakopmund to Karibib.
  • Two narrow gauge 0-6-2 Jung tank locomotives, introduced on the Otavi Mining and Railway Company in 1904.
  • One pair of narrow gauge 0-6-0 Zwillinge twin tank locomotives, introduced by the Swakopmund-Windhuk Staatsbahn in 1898.
  • Five Cape gauge Eight-Coupled Tank locomotives, introduced by the Lüderitzbucht Eisenbahn in 1907.
  • Nine Cape gauge Eight-Coupled Tender locomotives, introduced by the Staatsbahn Lüderitzbucht-Keetmanshoop in 1911.
  • The SAR places six new Class NG5 2-8-2 Mikado steam locomotives in service on the narrow gauge Otavi branch in SWA.
  • References

    1922 in South Africa Wikipedia

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