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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,
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 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.

Brakpan

 

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.

Brakpan

a city in E South Africa: gold-mining centre. Pop.: 62 116 (2001)
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Venue: Brakpan Food Bank, No 122 Springs West Road, Volcania ( Brakpan)
State Power and 'Native Locations' in South Africa," Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 8: 135-62; Hilary Sapire, "African Settlement and Segregation in Brakpan, 1900-1927" in Holding Their Ground: Class Locality and Culture in 19th and 20th Century South Africa (Johannesburg, 1987) ed.
Mabuza had captured the IBO bantamweight title in only his 11th professional bout by knocking out Jose Sanjuanelo in the sixth round on March 2, 2002, in Brakpan, South Africa.
I have chosen as a case study the action at Brakpan as perhaps being representative of the Australian service during the guerrilla phase of the war.
v Rahman, Brakpan, 2001: Complacency cost him again as he cut short his training programme to appear in a film - and was knocked out in round five in a stunning upset.
Which pretty much sums up Garforth's last England outing in Brakpan, when he had to be led off the field with blood streaming from a right eye which had swollen shut.
In a November 17, 1997 statement, the company said, "Until an apology and corrections are issued by SABC3, parent company Biwater plc in the UK has indicated its intention to withhold its 200 million rand investment in the proposed pipe factory in Brakpan, Johannesburg, which was to have created jobs for several thousand local people.
Then the skeletal railings on their left, beyond them the railway to Germiston, Brakpan, Benoni.
In the live Currie Cup offering, the semi-final place-chasing Lions can give up 15 points on their trip to Falcons at Brakpan.
Back in May 2000 Culshaw was given little chance when he travelled to Brakpan in South Africa to defend his WBU world title against `Baby'Jake Matlala.
Beatson had, in fact, apologised to Major T F Umphelby, CO of 5th VMR who was off duty in hospital, and to Major S Harris for additional derogatory comments he had made, namely that the Victorians had another colony (sic) to keep them company in running away from the Boers, referring to the action at Brakpan, where 5th-6th Western Australian Mounted Infantry had suffered severe casualties when retiring from an ambush.