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Vereeniging

(fərē`nĭkhĭng) [Afrik.,=union], city, now part of the Enfuleni local municipality, Gauteng prov., NE South Africa, on the Vaal River. An industrial center, its chief products are iron, steel, pipes, bricks and tiles, and processed lime and coal. Thermal power plants there supply electricity to nearby goldfields. The city, founded in 1892, owed its early growth to nearby coal mines. The Treaty of Vereeniging (1902), which ended the South African WarSouth African War
or Boer War,
1899–1902, war of the South African Republic (Transvaal) and the Orange Free State against Great Britain. Background
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, was negotiated there.

Vereeniging

 

a city in the Republic of South Africa, in Transvaal Province, on the Vaal River. Population, 169,900 (1970). The city is a railroad junction and a center for coal mining and ferrous metallurgy. It has tube-rolling factories, chemical factories, and plants for the production of mining equipment and agricultural machinery. Vereeniging was founded in 1892.

Vereeniging

a city in E South Africa: scene of the signing (1902) of the treaty ending the Boer War. Pop.: 79 630 (2001)
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22) Interview, AB, Vereeniging, 1 April 2010; interview, BE, Sebokeng, 22 November 2011.
Measured from Pretoria's northern townships to Johannesburg and beyond to the industrial complex of Vereeniging and Vanderbijl Park, this is a metropolis of more than 100 kilometres across.
In 1948, in the Western Cape, the Marriage Bureau began operating under the auspices of the Afrikaanse Christelike Vroue Vereeniging.
The facility will join a group of about 50 Metso service centers in locations such as Perth, Australia; Sorocaba, Brazil; Antofagasta, Chile; Tampere, Finland; Macon, France; Vereeniging, South Africa; Faridabad, India; Surabaya, Indonesia; and Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
Metso currently operates more than 50 services centers in locations such as Perth, Australia; Sorocaba, Brazil; Antofagasta, Chile; Tampere, Finland; Macon, France; Vereeniging, South Africa; Faridabad, India; Surabaya, Indonesia; and Phoenix in the United States.
Anglo also runs three mines for Eskom--the Kriel and New Denmark mines in Mpumalanga Province, and the New Vaal mine at Vereeniging in Gauteng Province.
The Gemeentedagbeweging, later also named Elspeetsche Vereeniging, was founded in 1917 by several young pastors who had been touched by the spirituality within the Quaker center Woodbrooke in Birmingham, U.
Voluntary service and clay workshops are carried out weekly at Groenpunt Correctional Services in Vereeniging.
Equally vital to the industry's survival was its close nexus with the state, something with deep roots in the colonial era, but which was significantly renewed during the 1930s with the establishment of the Nederlandsch-Indische Vereeniging voor de Afzet van Suiker (NIVAS, Netherlands Indies Association for the Sale of Sugar), the state-linked, single-seller organisation which also had the power to ordain how much land might be planted to cane in any given year.
Vereeniging tot Behoud van Natuur- en Stedenschoon.
According to court testimony in Vereeniging, the boy was forced to watch as three men -- Patrick Radebe, the family's gardener, Sipho Mbele, their housekeeper's son, and Sphiwe Motaung - tied up his father, Tony Viana, 53, and attacked him with a panga (a hunting knife) and golf club, before killing him with a shot gun.
The first race will be August 25 at Vereeniging Track," she said.