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Contrast of the old and the new, the NG Kerk is in the foreground, with the Rustenburg CBD in the background. 2010.

The Magaliesberg range of mountains dominates the landscape that is now known as the Northwest Province. Rustenburg, the largest city in this province, has significance for many groups in South Africa, and its history is complex and rich in variety. The known history of Rustenburg spans from the 15th century to the post-apartheid city, and the town has become the fastest growing city in South Africa, due to the incredibly lucrative mining industry in the region.

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Last updated : 31-May-2012

This article was produced for South African History Online on 29-Mar-2011