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is a township situated 7 km east of Westonaria and 14 km south of Randfontein in the Gauteng
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province. It was established in 1945
-Events:* May - Jan Smuts, Prime Minister of South Africa, represented South Africa in San Francisco at the drafting of the United Nations Charter* 22 May - The South African Bureau of Standards is established-Births:...
to house Africans who worked in town and at the surrounding gold
Gold is a chemical element with the symbol Au and an atomic number of 79. Gold is a dense, soft, shiny, malleable and ductile metal. Pure gold has a bright yellow color and luster traditionally considered attractive, which it maintains without oxidizing in air or water. Chemically, gold is a...
mines. In 1983
-January:* 26 January - One person is killed and five injured by a bomb that explodes at the New Brighton Community Council offices* 30 January - A bomb explodes at the Pietermaritzburg Supreme Court Explosion-February:...
the township was granted municipal status.