1895 in South Africa
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- Governor of the Cape of Good Hope and High Commissioner for Southern Africa:Hercules Robinson.
- Governor of the Colony of Natal: Charles Bullen Hugh Mitchell.
- State President of the Orange Free State: Francis William Reitz (until December 11), Pieter Jeremias Blignaut (starting December 11).
- State President of the South African Republic: Paul Kruger.
- Prime Minister of the Cape of Good Hope: Cecil John Rhodes.
- Prime Minister of the Colony of Natal: [].
- 13 – The first electrical street lights in Cape Town are switched on.
- 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.
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Railway lines opened
- 15 December – Transvaal – Natal-Transvaal border to Union Junction near Alberton, 157 miles (252.7 kilometres).
- 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.
- Statement Showing, in Chronological Order, the Date of Opening and the Mileage of Each Section of Railway, Statement No. 19, p. 183, ref. no. 200954-13
- Baxter, Antony. The Two Foot Gauge Enigma (1st ed.). Plateway Press. pp. 37-45 & Appendix V. ISBN 1-871980-34-8.
- Railway Modelling Scene, South Africa, May/June 1985, article written by Neill Mardell
- Paxton, Leith; Bourne, David (1985). Locomotives of the South African Railways (1st ed.). Cape Town: Struik. pp. 103–104. ISBN 0869772112.