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To South Africa

Thinking about our upcoming trip to South Africa to visit our newest grandson, I thought I'd better get re-acquainted with this travel blog.

Also a little research into the City of Johannesburg where my daughter, her partner, and our grandson, live help to educate me a little.

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In 1896, ten years after the city was established, and this image was taken, Johannesburg looked more rural than urban. It was the discovery of gold that brought a population explosion from Europe and America to South Africa. Today the population is about 3.2 million. The name of the city came from two land surveyors who were officials of the Zuid-Afrikaansche Republijk - Christiaan Johannes Joubert and Johannes Rissik .

Prior to Dutch colonization, much of South Africa was inhabited by several hunter-gatherer nations: ǃKung, ǀXam, ǂKhomani, Nusan, Khwe, Naro, Haiǁom, Tsoa, Auen, Kua, Gǀui and Gǁana. (Wikipedia)

Image: from Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain.

Posted by The Vickerage 20:19 Archived in South Africa Tagged south africa johannesburg gauteng

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Hi Janet & Tony so pleased you're visiting your new grandson, how exciting. Give my love to all, I know I'm useless at keeping in touch, but I am always thinking about you. Are you coming to the UK to visit then?!

Lots of love xxx

by Sally

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