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history of gold in south africa

history of gold in south africa

The first recorded discovery of gold on the Witwatersrand was made by Jan Gerrit Bantjes in June 1884, on thefarm Vogelstruisfontein, and was followed soon thereafter,in September, by theStruben brothers who uncovered the Confidence Reef on 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 main …

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