Giyani

Giyani, in terms of the policy of apartheid during the 1970s and 1980s, was developed as the capital of the self-governing territory of Gazankulu. The territory is 765 OOOha and is the traditional homeland of about 550 000 Shangaan-Tsonga tribes of South Africa.

Gaza is the traditional name of the ruling family of the Shangane people, and kulu means ‘great’.

Today Giyani is an administrative and commercial center for a remote and sparsely populated region.

Steelpoort

Steelpoort

Although it is predominantly mining area Steelpoort is not named for the metal mined in the area....

Phalaborwa

Phalaborwa

The name is said to mean 'better here than in the south', referring to the peaceful existence...

Gravelotte

Gravelotte

South Africa's only emerald mine is found at Gravelotte. The Consolidated Murchison Mine is the...

Hoedspruit

Hoedspruit

We do not know how it was named 'hat creek'. The rev. Frans Lion Cachet of the Dutch Reformed...

Bosbokrand

Bosbokrand

'Bushbuck Ridge'. The name refers to the large herds or this antelope, which made the ridge and...

Ofcolaco

Ofcolaco

Named after the "Officers Colonial Land Company". Kiwi fruit is one of the products of the region.

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