The following lists events that happened during 1922 in South Africa.
- 10-14 – The Rand 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.
- 17 – Rand Rebellion strikers Samuel Long, Herbert Hull and David Lewis are hanged for murder.
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South West African linesEdit
- 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 openedEdit
- 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.
- Archontology.org: A Guide for Study of Historical Offices: South Africa: Governors-General: 1910-1961 (Accessed on 14 April 2017)
- Paxton, Leith; Bourne, David (1985). Locomotives of the South African Railways (1st ed.). Cape Town: Struik. pp. 99, 110, 115–117, 121, 149. ISBN 0869772112.
- Statement Showing, in Chronological Order, the Date of Opening and the Mileage of Each Section of Railway, Statement No. 19, p. 188, ref. no. 200954-13
- Dulez, Jean A. (2012). Railways of Southern Africa 150 Years (Commemorating One Hundred and Fifty Years of Railways on the Sub-Continent – Complete Motive Power Classifications and Famous Trains – 1860–2011) (1st ed.). Garden View, Johannesburg, South Africa: Vidrail Productions. pp. 35, 235, 379–382. ISBN 9 780620 512282.