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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.
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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.

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Brakpan

a city in E South Africa: gold-mining centre. Pop.: 62 116 (2001)
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(1) I was raised in Brakpan Old Location, where I started school, and in Payneville.
The Brakpan Mines 27-year-old is a South Africa international, but with no experience in this sphere he could really struggle against a player of Smith's ability.
For example, in the Western Cape Province, 37% of smears in Montagu (1996) and 50% in Mitchell's Plain (1998) were in the appropriate age group; (24,25) compared to 84% of smears in Mitchell's Plain and 70% in Brakpan (Gauteng province) in 2002.
Coverage of the Currie Cup Premier Division clash at the Bosman Stadium in Brakpan. The two teams played each other on this ground back in week five of last season, and it was a fixture to forget for the hosts as they went down to a humiliating 62-5 defeat, something they will be determined not to relive.
Helander admitted that Aba performed his "limited duties" in Brakpan satisfactorily but lamented that "his bitterness and political attitude poison not only his own soul but also the spirit at many meetings of the parish council." (79) There is no evidence of a direct lnk between the political protests of that era and the call for greater black leadership of the parishes.
Previously, she held positions (such as systems librarian) at the University of the Western Cape, Brakpan City Library, and the University of the Free State.
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.
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.
Unlike Bassie, Johanna's actual son, Uncle Khalu, lived in Brakpan and came to Witbank during certain weekends and holidays only to romance his girlfriend, Tilly Miga, and fight with her brother, called Boy, or, even worse, with his own mother.
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.
Wednesday June 28, Brakpan: Gauteng Falcons v England.