29 June 2004

Gauteng

Quote, Although South Africa's smallest province in land surface, Gauteng is not just any other province. Gauteng is the urban heart of South Africa, housing the cities of Johannesburg, Soweto and Pretoria, the national capital. 'Gauteng', meaning 'Place of Gold' in Sesotho language, is where the country's thriving gold industry was sparked off by the discovery of gold in 1886. Gauteng now accommodates 22 percent of South Africa's population and accounts for about 40 percent of its GDP. And it is a stronghold of the ANC, the national ruling party of President Thabo Mbeki, unquote.
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Related Links:

http://www.wordiq.com/definition/Gauteng_Province
http://sesotho.blogspot.com/2004/03/gauteng-province.html
http://sesotho.blogspot.com/2004/04/go-tang.html
http://sesotho.blogspot.com/2004/06/sesothos-kh-or-kg.html
http://www.languagehat.com/archives/001279.php

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