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1,729 Articles of interest in South Africa

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  • Saldanha Bay

    Saldanha Bay is a natural harbour on the south-western coast of South Africa, about 105 kilometres (65 mi) north west of Cape Town.

  • Lephalale

    Lephalale or Ellisras is a coal mining town in the Limpopo province of South Africa immediately east of the Waterberg Coalfield. The town was established as Ellisras in 1960 and named after the original farm owners, Patrick Ellis and Piet Erasmus. I…

  • Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit

    Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit, from Kyalami (My home in Zulu) is a motor racing circuit located in Midrand, Gauteng province, South Africa. The circuit has been used for Grand Prix and Formula One races and has hosted the South African Grand Prix many …

  • Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve

    Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve (or Motlatse Canyon Provincial Nature Reserve) is situated in the Drakensberg escarpment region of eastern Mpumalanga, South Africa. The reserve protects the Blyde River Canyon, including sections of the Ohrigstad a…

  • Sunland Baobab

    Sunland Baobab (Platland Baobab, Mooketsi Baobab, also Tree Bar, Big Baobab and Pub Tree) is a well-known enormous baobab (Adansonia digitata) in South Africa. The tree is located on Sunland Farm (Platland Farm), near Modjadjiskloof (previously know…

  • Siege of Kimberley

    The Siege of Kimberley took place during the Second Boer War at Kimberley, Cape Colony (present-day South Africa), when Boer forces from the Orange Free State and the Transvaal besieged the diamond mining town.

  • Gert van Rooyen

    Cornelius Gerhardus van Rooyen ('Gert' "Bokkie" van Rooyen) was a South African paedophile and serial killer (although never convicted) who, together with his female partner Joey Haarhoff, abducted and apparently murdered at least six young girls be…

  • Wellington, Western Cape

    Wellington is a town in the Western Cape Winelands, a 45 minute drive from Cape Town, in South Africa with a population of approximately 62,000. Wellington's economy is centered on agriculture such as wine, table grapes, deciduous fruit and a brandy…

  • Mandela House

    The Nelson Mandela National Museum, commonly referred to as Mandela House, is the house on Vilakazi Street, Orlando West, Soweto, South Africa, where Nelson Mandela lived from 1946 to 1962. It is located at number 8115, at the corner of Vilakazi and…

  • Barberton, Mpumalanga

    Barberton is a town in the Mpumalanga province of South Africa, which has its origin in the 1880s gold rush in the region. It is situated in the De Kaap Valley and is fringed by the Makhonjwa Mountains.

  • Sharpeville

    Sharpeville (also spelled Sharpville) is a township situated between two large industrial cities of Vanderbijlpark and Vereeniging in southern Gauteng, Sharpeville is one of the oldest of six townships in the Vaal Triangle. It was named after John L…

  • Free State Stadium

    The Free State Stadium (Afrikaans: Vrystaatstadion), formerly known as Vodacom Park, is a stadium in Bloemfontein, South Africa, used mainly for rugby union and association football.

  • Chapman's Peak

    Chapman's Peak is the name of a mountain on the western side of the Cape Peninsula, about 15 kilometres south of Cape Town, South Africa.

  • Battle of Hlobane

    The Battle of Hlobane was a battle of the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879 that took place at Hlobane, near the current town of Vryheid in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

  • Umlazi

    Umlazi is a township on the east coast of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, located south-west of Durban. It is the third largest township in South Africa, after Soweto and Tembisa. The township is the only township in the country that has its own regist…

  • Qunu

    Qunu (pronounced [ˈk͡ǃuːnu]) is a small rural village in South Africa's Eastern Cape Province, 32 km (20 mi) south-west of Mthatha on the road between Butterworth and Mthatha.

  • Port Elizabeth Airport

    Port Elizabeth International Airport (IATA: PLZ, ICAO: FAPE) is an airport serving Port Elizabeth, a city in the Eastern Cape province in South Africa. It was formerly known as H. F. Verwoerd Airport.

  • Drakenstein Correctional Centre

    Drakenstein Correctional Centre (formerly Victor Verster Prison) is a low-security prison between Paarl and Franschhoek, on the R301 road 5 km from the R45 Huguenot Road, in the valley of the Dwars River in the Western Cape of South Africa.

  • Cederberg

    The Cederberg mountains (Afrikaans: Sederberg) and nature reserve are located near Clanwilliam, approximately 300 km north of Cape Town, South Africa at about (32°30′S19°0′E). The mountain range is named after the endangered Clanwilliam Cedar (Widd…

  • 2006 Table Mountain fire

    The Table Mountain fire was a large fire in and around the Table Mountain National Park in Cape Town, South Africa. It broke out at approximately 4 p.m. on 26 January 2006 above Tafelberg Road, and spread quickly due to dry conditions and strong win…

  • Melkbosstrand

    Melkbosstrand (Afrikaans for "Milkbush beach") is a coastal village and beach located on the South West Coast of South Africa, 35 km north of Cape Town.

  • Mbombela Stadium

    Mbombela Stadium is a newly built, all-seater, 40,929-seat stadium and was one of the ten venues for the FIFA World Cup 2010. It is located on open land six kilometres west of Nelspruit, South Africa, the capital of the Mpumalanga province.