Oosthuizen family disappears down a massive sinkhole in Carletonville

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Oosthuizen MonumentOosthuizen Monument. Source: http://www.geocaching.com

Monday, 3 August 1964

The Oosthuizen family lived in a mining village called Blyvooruitzicht in Carltonville. Because of the area’s extensive underground mining, it became known for having unstable ground conditions and sinkholes.  Since 1997 the mine nearby, “blyvvor” has been owned by Durban Roodepport Deep (DRD).

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  1. Geocaching.com,‘3 August 1964’ [online] Available at www.geocaching.com [Accessed: 27 July 27, 2011]

Last updated : 01-Aug-2013

This article was produced for South African History Online on 28-Jul-2011