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first gold in south africa

The first recorded discovery of gold on theWitwatersrandwas made byJan Gerrit Bantjesin June 1884, on the farm Vogelstruisfontein, and was followed soon thereafter, in September, by the Struben 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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