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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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The restructuring of the AngloGold's production and cost base is necessary to protect the overall viability of its South African business over the longterm and to safeguard employment at viable business units in the West Wits and Vaal River regions," the company said.
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.
Frik Rademan drowned on 6 March 2010 while canoeing near the weir at his farm, Sunnyside, on the Vaal River in the Vredefort Dome.
Training had been going well so I suggested to a mate that we take a boat out on the Vaal river and relax a bit," said the South African.
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.
At a different level, the caravans of colonists departing from Independence or Saint Louis show similarities with the "voortrek" of the Cape Afrikaaners to settle beyond the Orange River and the Vaal River.