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The administrative capital of South Africa, in the northeast part of the country north of Johannesburg. Founded in 1855, it became the capital of Transvaal in 1860 and capital of South Africa in 1910.


(Placename) a city in N South Africa, the administrative capital of South Africa; formerly capital of Transvaal province: two universities (1873, 1930); large steelworks. Pop: 741 651 (2011). Also called: Tshwane


(prɪˈtɔr i ə, -ˈtoʊr-)

the administrative capital of the Republic of South Africa, in the NE part: also the capital of Transvaal. 822,925.
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Noun1.Pretoria - city in the TransvaalPretoria - city in the Transvaal; the seat of the executive branch of the government of South Africa
Republic of South Africa, South Africa - a republic at the southernmost part of Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1910; first European settlers were Dutch (known as Boers)
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With him were two wagons laden with goods, which he was transporting to Pretoria.
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The applicant is released on bail of 10,000 rand ($690)," judge president Aubrey Ledwaba told Pretoria High Court.
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SUDAN'S President Omar al-Bashir yesterday left South Africa for home as he dodged a Pretoria court's ruling that he should be arrested on an international warrant.
Acting National Commissioner of Correctional Services Zach Modise says that a prison committee recommended Pistorius be released from the prison in Pretoria after serving one sixth of his five-year sentence, or 10 months, for shooting girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
The jailed Paralympian's legal team has opposed the move, setting the stage for a hearing before the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria in a month.
Le ministere des Affaires etrangeres et de la cooperation (MAEC) a engage des demarches administratives et juridiques, en collaboration avec les autorites sud-africaines, suite au deces d'un diplomate marocain a Pretoria, indique mardi un communique du MAEC.
It is with a great sense of loss that we have to announce the passing of Dr Jannie Smit, affectionately known simply as "Doc", long time member of the Pretoria Centre of ASSA and a noted variable star observer.
A meeting was convened in the High Commission of Pakistan, Pretoria on Sunday, inviting Pakistan community representatives from 14 cities and towns of South Africa, to brief them about the recent devastating floods in Pakistan, said a message received here Monday from Pretoria.