With Taipei Liaison offices in Pretoria, Johannesburg and Cape Town, the country of Taiwan, otherwise known as the Republic of China, maintains close ties with South Africa despite the fact that diplomatic ties between the two countries were terminated in January 1998. South Africa, in turn, has a liaison office located in Taiwan.
- Northern Cape
As with many of the towns in the Northern Cape, Barkly West found its humble beginnings in the diamond industry. In fact, this is where the very first diamond was discovered in South Africa in 1869. Originally established in 1849, Barkly West was a tiny mission village until the diamond rush saw hundreds of prospectors flocking to the town in search of financial freedom. Located ...