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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Students come from across the Western Cape, including Khayelitsha, Mitchells Plain, Hanover Park, Plettenberg Bay, George, Mossel Bay, Beaufort West, Leeu Gamka, Vredendal, Saldanha and Worcester among many others.
figure By CHRIS ERASMUS "Turning from the latest worrying details of state capture, there is a lion on the loose near the town of Beaufort West," said the television news anchor.Then she laughed, adding: "Just another day in South Africa.
The 3-1 shot headed Beaufort West after jumping the last and galloped on strongly to come home with a lengthand-three-quarter advantage.
In this photo supplied by Flux Communications, Mina Guli, an Australian activist seeking to highlight global water shortages, walks through drought-stricken Beaufort West, in South Africa.
* 8 June 1918: Nova star discovered by Mr Watson of Beaufort West. Co-discoverer, Dr Anderson of Edinburgh (AGM 1918, p.1)
Thereafter Essop became mayor of Beaufort West and served on the Western Cape Housing board until 2005.
This exhibition, the first ever to gather a significant number of Subotzky's photographs in a gallery outside of South Africa, consisted of sixteen large Lightjet C prints from the series "Beaufort West," 2006-2007, named after a provincial town located along the N1 freeway between Cape Town and Johannesburg.
Bashaw in 1976 near Beaufort West, Union of South Africa.
The youngster struck a chord with tenor Mark Burrows after a meeting in the boy's home town Beaufort West, South Africa.
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.
"I was born under Cape Town's mountain in Claremont, but I had to leave it when my family were forcibly removed from there under the Group Areas Act." 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.
Thereafter, child play therapy rooms were launched in Beaufort West on 18 April 2018, Mitchells Plain on 16 July 2018 and Malmesbury on 25 September 2018.
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