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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
Milton Obote became the country's first Prime Minister after independence; however, the country's notorious... read more
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In 1804 Commissioner-General Jacob Uitenhage de Mist undertook an extended survey of the border regions of the Cape. As... read more
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History of Umlazi The history of Umlazi (or Mlazi) dates back to 1845 when British settlers forcibly occupied what was... read more
Click on image to enlarge The Union Buildings are considered South Africa's architectural masterpiece. Designed and... read more
It was declared a National Monument under old NMC legislation on 23 March 1979.
University of South Africa, better known as UNISA, was founded in 1873 as the University of the Cape of Good Hope. It... read more
Many forces have interacted in the Eastern Cape. Incoming Afrikaners and British met with Xhosa-speakers in the... read more
With origins that can be traced back to 1904, the University of the Free State (UFS) is one of the oldest institutions... read more
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In 1900 British troops occupied Utrecht during South African War of 1899 - 1902 as their headquarters. The British were... read more
The Robben Island World Heritage Site has rich archival resources mostly based at the Mayibuye Archive, situated in the... read more