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Barberton

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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
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Bloemfontein

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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
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Cape Town

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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
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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
The need for a reliable harbour to service the frontier region of the Eastern Cape began to surface during the 1830s,... read more
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Before 1993, the Eastern Cape was part of the Cape Province. Today it includes the old homelands of Ciskei and Transkei... read more
Early Dutch settlers soon realised that Hout Bay could serve as an alternative anchorage when prevailing winds made... read more
Ebenezer was established in 1831 as a station of the Rhenish Missionary Society. The 1875 census indicated that the... read more
Eerste River was a station of the Cape Town, Wellington and Docks Railway Co Ltd, and was probably established as a... read more
The Eersteling gold mine, the site of the first commercial gold mining activity in South Africa’s modern history, has,... read more
Egypt lies Northeast in the African continent, its history goes back to Biblical times; with Pharaohs fighting for land... read more
It was declared a National Monument under old NMC legislation on 9 May 1969.... It contains a large libary and many... read more
Elandslaagte was a mission station of the Dutch Reformed Church of South Africa, and was probably founded in about 1860... read more
Mountain 1 193m high, situated just South-East of eLundi and 12m North-East of White River. The name is said to be... read more
The Elephant House, located on Ridge road on Durban's berea, was built in the early 1850's on the highest natural point... read more
Originally called Koffee Kraal, the village of Elgin is a lush land circled with mountains, in the Overberg region.... read more
The charming little village known as Elim, dominated by white-washed fishermen’s cottages and fig trees, is one of the... read more
It was declared a National Monument under old NMC legislation on 8 August 1975.The building has wood windows, old lamps... read more
The village of Slang River was founded early in 1885, and in April 1894 its name was changed to Elliot, after Sir Henry... read more
Emirates Airline Park, also popularly known by its old name Ellis Park Stadium, was constructed in 1928 and was first... read more
The village of Elsie's River, also known as Elsie's Kraal River, was probably named in honour of one Elsje van... read more
 Elukhanyweni is a small settler village in the foothills of the Amatola Mountains, located some 50km from King... read more
Emfundisweni, or more correctly Mfundisweni, was founded in 1862 as a joint project of missionaries from the Wesleyan... read more
Emoyeni, the ‘Place in the Air’ in Nguni, is located on the highest point, of the highest ridge in Parktown, keeping... read more
Empangeni, a town about 160 km from Durban on the R34 just off the N2, is positioned in the hilly countryside of the... read more
Enon is a small town in the Eastern Cape in South Africa. It is named after the biblical place mentioned in John. It... read more
Equatorial Guinea is a West African nation bordering the Bight of Biafra, between Cameroon and Gabon. The earliest... read more
The Erica School for Girls in Port Elizabeth was begun in 1884 by Miss Mary Anne van Wyk, who initially gave lessons in... read more
Eshowe, a town set on a hill, is situated around a 250 hectare indigenous coastal scarp forest. Eshowe offers visitors... read more
The village of Etembeni was established in 1868 as a station of the Berlin Missionary Society.
Ethiopia, formerly Abyssinia is a country in the East Africa. It shares its borders with Somalia. The Ethiopian Kingdom... read more
In 1913, in Johannesburg, one of South Africa’s most famous art galleries was established. The Everard Read Gallery has... read more
Ezakheni is an African township that was built in the old KwaZulu homeland about 25km from the town of Ladysmith. The... read more