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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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1) Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa
Approval to report this case was obtained from the Ethics Committee of the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Free State, the relevant heads of department and the Head of Clinical Services of the Universitas Academic Hospital Complex in Bloemfontein, South Africa.
1) Department of Psychiatry, School of Health Sciences, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa
Growing up in Tsumeb, attending secondary school in Windhoek, then studying Urban Development and Town Planning at Unam, in France and at Bloemfontein, South Africa, it was many years before he returned to Namibia
Sub-Saharan Africa's first digital planetarium, opened in Bloemfontein, South Africa, on the site of the Boyden Observatory Science Centre.
New research from the University of Lincoln, the National Museum in Bloemfontein, South Africa, and the University of Bristol suggests that this array of unique features arose step-wise over a long span of time, and that the first mammals may have arisen as a result of the end-Permian mass extinction which wiped out 90 per cent of marine organisms and 70 per cent of terrestrial species.
The study was conducted over a 12-month period at Universitas and Pelonomi hospitals, Bloemfontein, South Africa, and a convenience sample size was used.
Professor and Head, Department of Ophthalmology, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa
Bloemfontein, South Africa :The race to see who leads the ANC -- and likely South Africa -- until the end of the decade neared an end Tuesday, as party voting closed and the results were being counted.
Bloemfontein, South Africa (AFP) -- South African President Jacob Zuma scored a thumping victory in an ANC leadership contest Tuesday, opening the way for him to lead Africa's largest economy until 2019.
South Africa's President Zuma celebrates his re-election alongside newly-elected party Deputy President Ramaphosa at the National Conference of the ruling African National Congress in Bloem;"> Reuters/ Bloemfontein, South Africa South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) re-elected President Jacob Zuma as its leader yesterday, setting him up for seven more years as head of state of Africa's biggest economy.
With his departure Welsh amateur boxing has lost five ex-champions in the last few months, the others being Dai Dower, Richie Jenkins, Emlyn Rees and Ken Gardener Friendship leads to proposal by post A wartime friendship between a pig-tailed Cardiff girl and a freckled South African boy culminated in Johannesburg a few days ago in the wedding of the now grown-up Josephine Mary Liles, daughter of Mr and Mrs W Havard Liles, of Ty Mawr Road, Cardiff, and Kenneth Locke, son of Mr and Mrs Alex Locke, of Bloemfontein, South Africa.