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Situated 30km east of Witkleigat, the name is Afrikaans for a worthless person. Abjaterskop features prominently in Herman Charles Bosman's, short stories.Just beyond the Magaliesberg Mountain range, not even 15 minutes from Pretoria's centre,Derdepoort lies just off Zambesi Drive in a largely rural area divided into farms and small holdings. Those who live out here sport addresses that include their plot numbers and it is ideally placed for guest lodges and conference centres, given the sense of freedom that the tranquil surrounds grant visitors.The name in Afrikaans, an abjater is a scoundrel or worthless person!

• South African Place Names by Peter E. Raper. Wikipedia.
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Last updated : 03-Oct-2016

This article was produced for South African History Online on 14-Sep-2016