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.
1 – The South African Railways take control of all railway operations in South West Africa.
27 – Southern Rhodesians vote on a referendum and reject union with South Africa.
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)
17 November – Rand Rebellion strikers Samuel Long, Herbert Hull and David Lewis are hanged for murder at the Central Prison in Pretoria.
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).
1 April – SWA – Kolmanskop to Bogenfels, 74 miles (119.1 kilometres).
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.
1922 in South Africa Wikipedia