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Historical Background Barberton, the Daisy town, was named after Henry Barber in 1884, 24 July by the Gold Commissioner David Walson, after Barber and his cousin Fred discovered gold in the area. The mining of gold in South Africa began in Barberton, where Tom McLachlan found the first traces of alluvial gold in 1874. Since then, gold fields flourished as fortune seekers flocked to the area in search of gold. Today, the town has four gold mines that are more than 100 years and still in.. read more


Bloemfontein is the capital of the Free State Province, previously known as the Orange Free State. The city is known as the 'City of Roses', or Manguang, 'the place of cheetahs' and the landscape is predominantly dry grassland. Bloemfontein is currently the judicial capital of South Africa, and the seat of the Supreme Court of Appeal. .. read more

Cape Town

Also known as 'The Mother City', Cape Town is the largest city in the Western Cape Province, and was founded as a resupply stop for the Dutch East India Company. Today, Cape Town is the legislative capital of South Africa, and a popular tourist destination known for its beaches, vineyards and majestic landscapes and limitless ocean. .. read more

Cato Manor

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Crossroads Township

Crossroads Township is situated in Cape Town in the Wynberg district, some 12 km east of Athlone in the Western Cape Province... read more
Calitzdorp is a town on the Western side of the Little or Klein Karoo in the Western Cape Province of South Africa and... read more
Cameroon is sometimes referred to as a “true African crossroads” not only because of its geographical... read more
It was declared a National Monument under old NMC legislation on 12 May 1989. The Campanile was erected to commemorate... read more
Camp's Bay is located some 9km from Cape Town, on the slopes of the Twelve Apostles. It was originally named Baai... read more
This Monument, which stands in Kings Park, takes the form of an obelisk. It was erected as a memorial to the Canadian... read more
The Cape Flats comprises the areas East of the Northern and Southern suburbs of Cape Town and is made up of Black... read more
It was declared a National Monument under old NMC legislation on 25 August 1978 The Cape Flats has the world’s... read more
Cape Maclear or Chembe is a town in the Mangochi District of Malawi's Southern Region. The town, situated on the... read more
Cape Point is a promontory at the southeast corner of the Cape Peninsula, which is a mountainous and scenic landform... read more
The Cape Province's official name was the Province of the Cape of Good Hope, but was often just called 'The... read more
Manuel Perestrelo visited Cape St Francis in 1575 and named it Bahia de Sao Francisco. Work on the lighthouse on Seal... read more
Also known as 'The Mother City', Cape Town is the largest city in the Western Cape Province, and was founded as a... read more
The Cape Town Civic centre is a building in the centre of Cape Town. This building houses the municipality of the City... read more
Cape Verde (or Cabo Verde as the nation now prefers to be called) is located on an archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean,... read more
  Carlisle Bridge is a District of farmsteads and is known as Carlislebrug! It is located in the Cacadu... read more
The Carlton Centre is a skyscraper and shopping centre located in downtown Johannesburg, South Africa. At 223 metres,... read more
In 1721 the farm Langverwacht was allocated to Jean le Roux, a Huguenot settler. After a post office was opened on the... read more
The district of Carnarvon was proclaimed on 1 January 1880, incorporating within its boundaries portions of the... read more
When the Dutch first landed at the Cape on 6 April 1652, under the leadership of Jan van Riebeeck, they erected a fort... read more
The district of Cathcart was created in January 1877, and it was raised to a fiscal divisional on 1 December 1879. Its... read more
History of Cato Manor Cato Manor was established in Natal (now KwaZulu-Natal) and is situated 5km west of ... read more
This interactive museum is a tribute to the spirit of defiance against the Durban System, which led to evictions, riots... read more
It was declared a National Monument under old NMC legislation on 9 October 1987. Pearston was the birthplace of Nelson... read more
The village of Centlivres was probably named in honour of John Centlivres Chase, a British settler who emigrated to... read more
Further information:For a broad overview of African independence go to our site’s coverage of African... read more
Principal town of magisterial district and division of Ceres, 79 miles (127km) by road north-east of Cape Town, 33Â... read more
Ceres Road was located at the entrance to Mitchell's Pass, and adjoined the village of Wolseley. Both were... read more
Chad is the fifth largest country in Africa[i]. Chad is estimated to be one of the areas for where the human species... read more
Chapman’s Peak is named after John Chapman, the Captain’s mate of an English ship, the Consent. The peak... read more
The origin of Chatsworth Chatsworth is a historically Indian township located in Durban some 14km south-west of the... read more