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Witbank

 

a city in the Republic of South Africa, in the province of Transvaal. Population, 24,500 (1960). It is the center of a coal basin providing almost two-thirds of the nation’s coal. The chemical industry is also important. A metallurgical plant was constructed in 1968 to process local ores. There is also an electric power station.

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However, in towns and cities with high pollution levels, such as Witbank, one of the most polluted towns in the world, doing so would increase exposure to outdoor air pollution.
The Committee conducted oversight visits at the Medupi power station in Lephalale on Tuesday and visited the Kusile power station in Witbank on Wednesday.
Goalkeepers: George Chigova (Polokwane City, South Africa), Edmore Sibanda (Witbank Spurs, South Africa), Elvis Chipezeze (Baroka, South Africa).
Chidzambwa's chosen squad for the tournament consists of: Goalkeepers: George Chigova (Polokwane City), Edmore Sibanda (Witbank Spurs), Elvis Chipezeze (Baroka) Defenders: Jimmy Dzingai (Power Dynamos), Alec Mudimu (CEFN Druids), Teenage Hadebe (Kaizer Chiefs), Divine Lunga (Golden Arrows), Ronald Pfumbidzai (Bloemfontein Celtic), Tendai Darikwa (Nottingham Forest) Midfielders: Danny Phiri (Golden Arrows), Marshall Munetsi (Orlando Pirates), Marvelous Nakamba (Club Brugge), Tafadzwa Kutinyu (Azam), Ovidy Karuru (AmaZulu), Khama Billiat (Kaizer Chiefs), Kudakwashe Mahachi (Orlando Pirates), Talent Chawapihwa (AmaZulu), Thabani Kamusoko (Young Africans).
Caption: An aerial photo reveals the impact of mining on the environment in Witbank, South Africa.
Katlego Marite, 13, was dragged into a car while playing with two friends near his home in Witbank, a town in the eastern province of Mpumalanga, on Sunday afternoon, police spokesman Leonard Hlathi said.
He was born Ramopolo Hugh Masekela, April 4, 1939, in Witbank, South Africa, a coal-mining town near Johannesburg.
Born in the South African town of Witbank in 1939, Masekela was inspired to learn the trumpet after seeing Kirk Douglas play Bix Beiderbecke in the 1950 film Young Man with a Horn.
Born on April 4, 1939, in Kwa-Guqa Township, Witbank, South Africa, (https://www.allmusic.com/artist/hugh-masekela-mn0000830319/biography) Masekela was best known for his jazz compositions and for writing well-known anti-apartheid songs such as "Soweto Blues" and "Bring Him Back Home". He was first inspired to play the trumpet at age 14 after he saw Kirk Douglas play Bix Beiderbecke in the 1950 film "Young Man with a Horn."