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A city of central South Africa east-southeast of Kimberley. It is unofficially called the judicial capital of the country because the appellate division of the national supreme court sits here.


(Placename) a city in central South Africa: capital of Free State province and judicial capital of the country. Pop: 111 698 (2001)


(ˈblum fɒnˌteɪn)

the capital of the Orange Free State, in the central Republic of South Africa. 232,984.
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Noun1.Bloemfontein - the seat of the supreme courtBloemfontein - the seat of the supreme court  
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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Cronje surrendered at Paardeberg, Ladysmith was relieved, and at the beginning of March Lord Roberts marched into Bloemfontein.
Bloemfontein had fallen since our arrival, but there was plenty of fight in the Free Staters still, and I will not deny that it was thes gentry who were showing us the sport for which our corps came in.
Thuto Ramafifi, who plies her trade in the United States and Sedilame Bosija, who plays for Bloemfontein Celtics in South Africa, are the only foreign based players who had travelled to Slovakia with the national team.
Head of Department/associate professor, Department of Biostatistics, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa
Meanwhile, Test prop Zander Fagerson has undergone ankle surgery in South Africa after being carried off during Saturday's seven-try triumph over the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein.
Bloemfontein: England's efforts to mount a series comeback against South Africa have been boosted by the return of a fit-again Joe Launchbury.
The Springbok team for the second Test in Bloemfontein will be named tomorrow.
The Springbok team to face England in the second Test in Bloemfontein's Toyota Stadium will be named on Thursday.
Van Graan is no stranger to the demands placed on visiting teams in Bloemfontein and knows it will take a big display if they are to become only the second PRO14 side after Glasgow Warriors to escape from the Highveld with a victory.
ALEX Cuthbert returns to a muchchanged Cardiff Blues team for today's crucial Guinness PRO14 clash with the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein.