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Vaal

(fäl), river, c.750 mi (1,210 km) long, rising in Mpumalanga, NE South Africa, and flowing SW to the Orange River. It forms most of the northern border of the Free StateFree State,
formerly Orange Free State, province (2011 pop. 2,745,590), 50,126 sq mi (129,825 sq km), E central South Africa. It was renamed Free State shortly after the 1994 post-apartheid constitution went into effect.
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. The river's flow is almost totally regulated and provides water power for industries on the WitwatersrandWitwatersrand
[Afrik.,=white water ridge] or the Rand,
region, Gauteng prov. (formerly a part of Transvaal), South Africa. The area, which forms the watershed between the Vaal and Olifants rivers, is c.
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. Vaal Dam, one of the country's largest, is located SE of Vereeniging; it stores water for use by the mines. The Vaalhartz Dam, near the junction of the Vaal and the Hartz rivers, is an important part of the Vaal River Development Project.

Vaal

a river in South Africa, rising in the Drakensberg and flowing west to join the Orange River. Length: 1160 km (720 miles)
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Minor variations will occur due to differences in local depositional environments as well as the specific percentage of Orange River versus Vaal River influence.
It is gratifying to note that initial indications are that employees have begun returning at the Kopanang and Great Noligwa operations and metallurgical plants in the Vaal River region.
Vaal River flows southwest to its conjunction with Orange River southwest of Kimberly in the Northern Cape.
The team identified 465 tools brought out of a diamond-mining pit bordering South Africa's Vaal River, near the town of Windsorton.
Over two days in 2005, Gibbon's group identified 465 stone tools brought out of a diamond-mining pit bordering South Africa's Vaal River, near the town of Windsorton.
Today, motivated by an urge as old as time itself, prospectors still sift for treasure at their claims in the gravels of the Vaal River at Delportshoop, site of the first alluvial diggings in 1869.
Water from Lesotho augments the supply in South Africa's Vaal River system and generates hydroelectricity in Lesotho to meet the country's needs.
South Africa's approach to promote economic development at coastal nodal points and the decline of the gold industry have contributed to a decrease in demand in (Gauteng's) Vaal River area.
Its vital link is an 18-mile-long pipeline to the Vaal River large enough to supply the dozens of fountains, pools and lakes, plus the needs of thousands of tourists.
It is published at a time of interesting viewpoints regarding Africa's public project economy, and also the revelation by gold major AngloGold Ashanti of its excitement around gold projects in South Africa's Vaal River and the West Wits, which will probably require an investment of more than US$1-billion in each area, should they go ahead.
The chief objective of the development of the ageing infrastructure is to address water pollution affecting residents along the Vaal River system.
Record safety performance: SA fatality free in Q3; Vaal River mines