Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.


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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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)
References in classic literature ?
With him were two wagons laden with goods, which he was transporting to Pretoria.
Macalister told him that Redvers Buller would march into Pretoria in a month and then everything would boom.
Ibeto made the assertion while presenting his letters of Credence to President Jacob Zuma of South Africa in Pretoria.
The Faculty of Health Sciences Research Ethics Committee at the University of Pretoria approved the studies in which these specimens were collected.
Irans Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will leave Tehran for South Africas Pretoria on Saturday night at the head of a political-economic delegation, Iranian foreign ministry spokesman said.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Tehran and Pretoria are planning to considerably increase the volume of their trade exchanges by 2021, a senior trade official said.
Waterproofing Pretoria is an online based firm who have stepped up to help in a very real way, delivering a combination of premium services, friendly customer support, and very attractive prices.
Born in December 1924 in Durban, he went to school in Pretoria and Johannesburg.
September 10, 2016 (JUBA) - South Sudanese First Vice President Taban Deng Gai has travelled to Pretoria, South Africa on Sunday for what officials described as a "mission on bilateral ties".
Pretoria, Shawwal 03, 1437, July 08, 2016, SPA -- South African president Jacob Zuma met in Pretoria today with visiting Indian prime minister Narendra Modi who is on an African tour.
The violence spread overnight from the townships and started after a member of the ANC was shot dead on Sunday as factions clashed at a meeting in Pretoria to decide on the candidates for mayor of Tshwane municipality where Pretoria is located.
This paper explores the escalation of Congolese (1) transnational political activities in Pretoria between the end of 2011 and the beginning of 2012.