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Vereeniging
Vereeniging () is a city located in the south of Gauteng province, South Africa, situated where the Klip River empties into the northern loop of the Vaal River. It is also one of the constituent parts of the Vaal Triangle region and was formerly situated in the Transvaal Province, Transvaal province. The name ''Vereeniging'' is derived from the Dutch language, Dutch word meaning "union". Geographical information Vereeniging is situated in the southern part of Gauteng Province, and forms the southern portion of the Pretoria-Witwatersrand-Vereeniging, Pretoria-Witwatersrand-Vereeninging (PWV) conurbation, and its neighbors are Vanderbijlpark (to the west), Three Rivers Proper, Three Rivers (east), Meyerton, Gauteng, Meyerton (north) and Sasolburg (south). The city is currently one of the most important industrial manufacturing centres in South Africa, with its chief products being iron, steel, pipes, bricks, tiles and processed lime. The predominant language in Vereeniging is Afri ...
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Three Rivers Proper
Three Rivers Proper is a suburb of Vereeniging Vereeniging () is a city located in the south of Gauteng province, South Africa, situated where the Klip River empties into the northern loop of the Vaal River. It is also one of the constituent parts of the Vaal Triangle region and was formerly si ..., Gauteng, South Africa. The suburb lies on the eastern side of the Klip River and is bordered by Three Rivers East to the east and Three Rivers to the north. Its southern border is formed by a wildlife conservation area and the Sugarbush River and the Vaal River on its western side. Many of Vereeniging's wealthiest families live here, and together with Three Rivers East contribute to the majority of the tax income by local municipality. Many of its most notable properties lie on the banks of the Sugarbush- and Vaal River, Vaal- Rivers and has been home to many public figures, including F.W. de Klerk. The regional River Square Shopping mall is located in Three Rivers Proper and it i ...
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Gauteng
Gauteng ( ; tn, Gauteng; Northern and Southern Sotho: ; zu, eGoli; ts, Gauteng/; Ndebele Ndebele may refer to: *Southern Ndebele people, located in South Africa *Northern Ndebele people, located in Zimbabwe and Botswana About It is a language that stems from the South African Zulu language. With very similar clicking sounds between t ..., xh, iRhawuti; nr, I-Gauteng; ve, Gauteng) is one of the nine provinces of South Africa South Africa South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa (RSA), is the southernmost country in Africa. With over 60 million people, it is the world's 23rd-most populous nation and covers an area of . South Africa has thr .... The name in Sotho-Tswana languages The Sotho-Tswana peoples are a meta-ethnicity of southern Africa Southern Africa is the southernmost region of the African continent A continent is one of several large landmasses. Generally identified by convention (norm), c ... means 'place ...
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Pretoria-Witwatersrand-Vereeniging
Gauteng ( ; tn, Gauteng; Sotho language, Northern and Southern Sotho: ; zu, eGoli; ts, Gauteng/; Southern Ndebele language, Ndebele, xh, iRhawuti; nr, I-Gauteng; ve, Gauteng) is one of the nine provinces of South Africa. The name in Sotho-Tswana, Sotho-Tswana languages means 'place of gold'. Situated on the Highveld, Gauteng is the smallest provinces of South Africa, province in South Africa. Though Gauteng accounts for only 1.5% of the country's land area, it is home to more than a quarter of its population. Highly urbanised, the province contains the country's largest city, Johannesburg, which is also one of the largest cities in the world. It also contains the administrative capital, Pretoria, and other large areas such as Midrand, Vanderbijlpark and the affluent Sandton. Gauteng is the most populous province in South Africa with a population of approximately 15 million people according to estimates. Etymology The name ''Gauteng'' is derived from the Sotho–Tswana lan ...
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Gauteng Province
Gauteng ( ; tn, Gauteng; Northern and Southern Sotho: ; zu, eGoli; ts, Gauteng/; Ndebele Ndebele may refer to: *Southern Ndebele people, located in South Africa *Northern Ndebele people, located in Zimbabwe and Botswana About It is a language that stems from the South African Zulu language. With very similar clicking sounds between t ..., xh, iRhawuti; nr, I-Gauteng; ve, Gauteng) is one of the nine provinces of South Africa South Africa is divided into nine provinces. On the eve of the 1994 South African general election, 1994 general election, South Africa's former homelands, also known as Bantustans, were reintegrated, and the four existing provinces were divided .... The name in Sotho-Tswana languages The Sotho-Tswana peoples are a meta-ethnicity of southern Africa Southern Africa is the southernmost region of the African continent A continent is one of several large landmasses. Generally identified by convention (norm), c ... means 'place ...
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Klip River
The Klip River is the main river draining the portion of Johannesburg south of the Witwatersrand, and its basin includes the Johannesburg CBD and Soweto. The mouth of the river is at Vereeniging where it empties into the Vaal River, which is a tributary to the Orange River. Besides Vereeniging, other towns along the river include Henley on Klip and Meyerton, Gauteng, Meyerton. The Kidson Weir The Kidson Weir is a weir located in the village of Henley on Klip on the Klip river in South Africa, and was named after Fenning Kidson, the grandson of an 1820 Settlers, 1820 settler. History Fenning was educated in England, but returned to South Africa as a young man and became a transport rider, a contemporary of Sir James Percy FitzPatrick, Percy FitzPatrick. Soon after the outbreak of the Anglo Boer War, news came to Kidson that a commando was on his way to his farm to arrest him. Under the noses of the Boers he escaped, riding sidesaddle, his burly frame crammed into his wife ...
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Emfuleni Local Municipality
The Emfuleni Local Municipality, founded in 1999, is one of three local municipality (South Africa), local municipalities comprising the Sedibeng District Municipality, Sedibeng District in Gauteng, South Africa. It is the westernmost local municipality in the District, and covers an area of 987 km² at the heart of the Vaal Triangle. It is located in the former industrial heartland of Gauteng which created employment and wealth for Sebokeng, Vanderbijlpark, Vereeniging and Sharpeville. Its head offices are located in Frikkie Havenga Blvd, Vanderbijlpark. Emfuleni is experiencing a financial crisis since 2018, and as of 2020 it is considered a "broken" municipality which has lost the ability to rectify or recover from its many failed enterprises. It has been plagued by service delivery protests, and in 2020 its residents started a ''#EmfuleniMustFall'' hashtag activism, campaign on social media due to its inconsistent or completely lacking waste removal, collapse of the electri ...
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Vaal Triangle
The Vaal Triangle is a triangular A triangle is a polygon In geometry Geometry (from the grc, γεωμετρία; ' "earth", ' "measurement") is, with , one of the oldest branches of . It is concerned with properties of space that are related with distance, shap ... area formed by Vereeniging Vereeniging () is a city located in the south of Gauteng province, South Africa, situated where the Klip River empties into the northern loop of the Vaal River. It is also one of the constituent parts of the Vaal Triangle region and was formerly si ..., Vanderbijlpark Vanderbijlpark is an industrial city with approximately 75 000 inhabitants, and 95 000 inhabitants in the metropole, situated on the Vaal River in the south of Gauteng province, South Africa. The city is named after Hendrik van der Bijl, an ele ... and Sasolburg Sasolburg is a large industrial city within the Metsimaholo Local Municipality Metsimaholo Local Municipality is an administrative area in t ...
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Vaal River
The Vaal River ( ; Khoemana ǃOrakobab or ''Khoemana'', also known as Korana, ǃOra, or Griqua, is a Moribund language, moribund Khoe languages, Khoe language of South Africa. Names "Khoemana" (from ''khoe'' 'person' + ''mana'' 'language') is more commonly known as either ...: ) is the largest tributary of the Orange River The Orange River (from Afrikaans File:WIKITONGUES- Alaric speaking Afrikaans.webm, Alaric speaking Afrikaans. Afrikaans (, ) is a West Germanic languages, West Germanic language spoken in South Africa, Namibia and, to a lesser extent, B ... in South Africa South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa (RSA), is the southernmost country in Africa. With over 60 million people, it is the world's 23rd-most populous nation and covers an area of . South Africa has three capital citie .... The river has its source near Breyten Breyten is a small farming town in Mpumalanga Mpumalanga () is a Provinces of South Africa, prov ...
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Meyerton, Gauteng
Meyerton is a small town lying 18 km north of Vereeniging in Gauteng, South Africa. It is situated in the local municipality of Midvaal (of which it is the capital) and the district municipality of Sedibeng. History Meyerton was established in 1891 and was named after Johannes Petrus Meyer, a field Cornet (military rank), cornet and member of the South African Republic, Transvaal Volksraad. It acquired municipal status in 1961. Since 2001, Meyerton has been the administrative centre for the Midvaal Local Municipality. Many projects have been undertaken to develop the area in the past 14 years. Some of these projects, include: * Development of Sicelo, a new neighbourhood for low-cost housing * The R59-Corridor, a new development of factories and logistics facilities. * Heineken International, Amsterdam announced on 26 March 2008 that it will build its new South African brewery in the Midvaal Municipal Area, between Vereeniging and Alberton, south of Johannesburg.
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Sedibeng District Municipality
Sedibeng is one of the Districts of South Africa, districts of the Gauteng province of South Africa. The administrative seat of Sedibeng is Vereeniging. The most widely spoken language among its 794,605 inhabitants is Sotho language, Sesotho (2001 Census). Etymology The name means "The place by the spring" in the Sesotho language. Geographic location Situated in South Africa, the jurisdictional area of Sedibeng District Municipality covers the entire southern area of Gauteng Province, extending along a 120 km axis from east to west. The total extent of the Sedibeng area of jurisdiction is 4630 km² Socioeconomic situation The total population of Sedibeng accounts for only 9% of the total Gauteng population of 8.84 million. This means that in 2001 Sedibengs's population was approximately 794 600 (Stats SA, 2001 CENSUS). The growth rate for Gauteng was 3.75% p.a and 2% p.a for Sedibeng during 2003 (Stats SA). In terms of the economy the district is dominated by manufactur ...
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Transvaal Province
The Province of the Transvaal ( af, Provinsie Transvaal), commonly referred to as the Transvaal (; ), was a province of South Africa from 1910 until 1994, when a new constitution subdivided it following the end of apartheid. The name "Transvaal" refers to the province's geographical location to the north of the Vaal River. Its capital was Pretoria, which was also the country's executive capital. History In 1910, four British colonies united to form the Union of South Africa. The Transvaal Colony, which had been formed out of the bulk of the old South African Republic after the Second Boer War, became the Transvaal Province in the new union. Half a century later, in 1961, the union ceased to be part of the Commonwealth of Nations and became the South Africa, Republic of South Africa. The PWV Megalopolis, PWV (Pretoria-Witwatersrand-Vereeniging) conurbation in the Transvaal, centred on Pretoria and Johannesburg, became South Africa's economic powerhouse, a position it still holds ...
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Telephone Numbers In South Africa
South Africa switched to a Telephone numbering plan#Closed dialing plans, closed numbering system effective 16 January 2007. At that time, it became mandatory to dial the full 10-digit telephone number, including the zero in the three-digit area code, for local calls (e.g., 011 must be dialed from within Johannesburg). Area codes within the system are generally organized geographically. All telephone numbers are 9 digits long (but always prefixed by 0 for calls within South Africa), except for certain Telkom (South Africa), Telkom special services. When dialed from another country, the "0" is omitted and replaced with the appropriate international access code and the List of country calling codes, country code +27. Background History Numbers were allocated when South Africa had only four provinces, meaning that ranges are now split across the current nine provinces. South-West Africa (including Walvis Bay) was integrated into the South African numbering plan. However, the ...
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