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  • Klerksdorp

    Located in the North West Province of South Africa, Klerksdorp started out in 1837 as a Voortrekker settlement on the banks of the Schoonspruit River. The tranquility of this farming community was shattered by the discovery of gold in August 1886, and a town, complete with around 70 taverns and a stock exchange, soon sprang up to accommodate the thousands of gold-diggers who rushed to the ...