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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

History of Cato Manor.. read more
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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
Declared a National Monument under old NMC legislation on 9 March 1979.
The James Hall Museum of Transport, the largest and most comprehensive land-transport museum in South Africa, was... read more
The land was granted to Jan de Waal in 1752 and presumably the house was built upon it soon thereafter. It was... read more
The temple was designed by Orlando Middleton and erected by Jacob Kohler and Sons. It was inaugurated on 11 December... read more
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Egoli, or the "City of Gold" is South Africa's most populated city, and the cosmopolitan business centre of the country... read more
The Johannesburg Art Gallery was first commissioned to be built in 1910, and was initially housed on the campus of... read more
  The Johannesburg Botanical Garden is located in the suburb of Emmarentia in Johannesburg, South Africa. The... read more
It was declared a National Monument under old NMC legislation on 15 December 1978.
The Jubilee Art Centre in central Johannesburg joined these alternative art education centres in the 1970s but was... read more
This building was constructed in the 1920s as a venue for reading and refreshments for young people.
The Junction Avenue theatre was formed in 1976, and it was organised and conceptualised by a group of White students... read more
Famous for the wreck of the Merenstein, a Dutch-East Indiaman salvaged for gold and silver in 1972, this small island... read more