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Brakpan(brăk`păn), city, now part of EkurhuleniEkurhuleni,
metropolitan municipality (2011 pop. 3,178,470), Gauteng prov., NE South Africa. Ekurhuleni largely encompasses the East Rand region of Gauteng. Germiston is the municipal seat; other communities include Katlehong, Tembisa, Boksburg, Vosloorus, Tsakane, Daveyton,
..... Click the link for more information. metropolitan municipality, Gauteng prov., NE South Africa. It is a gold- and coal-mining center and has an ironworks. There is also a technical college in the city.
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a city in the Republic of South Africa, in Transvaal Province. Population, 76,500 (1967), chiefly Africans. Brakpan is one of the centers of the Witwatersrand gold-mining region. There are metalworking enterprises and a technical college.
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a city in E South Africa: gold-mining centre. Pop.: 62 116 (2001)
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