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n Journal for Contemporary History - Water supply to the Witwatersrand (Gauteng) 1924-2003

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Abstract

The rapid industrialisation of South Africa, following the discovery of diamonds near Kimberley in 1867 and the subsequent discovery of gold on the Witwatersrand in 1881, is a story often told. The remarkable growth of urban settlements, in the wake of these mining developments, is succinctly described by Van Jaarsveld who maintains: "Die stede in ons land het nie soos in Brittanje en Europa geleidelik uit boeredorpies gegroei nie, maar eensklaps, soos paddastoele, in die midde van 'n pastorale bevolking uit die veld verrys."

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