Beaufort West


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Beaufort West

(bō`fərt), town and local municipality (2011 pop. 49,296), Western Cape prov., S South Africa, in the Great KarrooKarroo
or Karoo
, the semiarid plateaus of South Africa. The Little Karroo, in Western Cape, is located N of the Langeberg and Outeniqua Ranges and extends c.200 mi (320 km) from east to west at an altitude of 1,000 to 2,000 ft (305–610 m).
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. The town, which is the seat of the local municipality, has some light industry and is the trade and distribution center for nearby farms where sheep, grain, and fruit are raised. It is also a resort. Beaufort West was founded in 1818 and in 1837 became the first municipality in South Africa. The local municipality also includes the township of KwaMandlenkosi and village of Merweville.
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A further amount was allocated to eliminate the presence of Brucellosis at a farm in Beaufort West.
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Thereafter Essop became mayor of Beaufort West and served on the Western Cape Housing board until 2005.
The Beaufort West prison, established in 1873, stands right in the middle of a traffic circle in the town's center, "a grim sentinel of order," as the South African writer Jonny Steinberg calls it in the brochure accompanying the exhibition, undisturbed despite the heavy traffic around it.
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Dr Barnard, brought up in Beaufort West, a dusty town 250 miles north of Cape Town, became a worldrenowned figure after carrying out the first heart transplant in 1967.
Subsequently Gerald Morkel had a number of homes, including the dusty town of Beaufort West in the Karoo, Grassy Park and Retreat - all designated non-white residential areas in South Africa's apartheid era.
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The son of a clergyman, Barnard grew up in Beaufort West, in the Karoo region of South Africa.
The son of a clergyman, Barnard grew up in Beaufort West, a small town in the dusty Karoo semi-desert region of South Africa.
Mr Andre Lund, a livestock farmer in the Karoo near Beaufort West, told African Business that his guest house income is a very useful supplement to that from his farm, at a time when he has been hit by the low meat and wool prices.
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