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first gold mining in south africa

Thefirstrecorded discovery ofgoldon the Witwatersrand was made by Jan Gerrit Bantjes in June 1884, on thefarmVogelstruisfontein, and was followed soon thereafter, in September, by the Struben brothers who uncovered the ConfidenceReefon the farm Wilgespruit, near present-day Roodepoort. However, these were minor reefs, and today it is the general consensus that credit for the discovery of the maingold reef…

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