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(Placename) a city in E South Africa: gold-mining centre. Pop: 62 116 (2001)
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a city in the NE Republic of South Africa, near Johannesburg. 85,044.
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JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Springbok Women's coach Stanley Raubenheimer was delighted on Saturday as his charges booked their place in the 2021 Women's Rugby World Cup in New Zealand with a 39-0 victory against Kenya in the deciding match of the qualifiers at the Bosman Stadium in Brakpan.
Hospital locations are indicated as follows; all are private except for Tshwane tertiary hospital: A1, Alberton; J1--J10, Johannesburg; P1-P8, Pretoria; B1-3, Benoni; BO1, Boksburg; BR1, Brakpan; C1-C2, Centurion; EC1, Eastern Cape Province; FS1, Free State Province; K1, Krugersdorp; K2, Kempton Park; LP1-2, Limpopo Province; MP1-6, Mpumalanga Province; NW1, North West Province; S1, Springs; TTH, Tshwane (tertiary hospital).
The three-day event, which is being held at Carnival City Big Top Arena in Brakpan, South Africa, will conclude on December 17.
The Brakpan payment of ZAR 11m, originally due in February 2017, has been further delayed as a result of objections from the partner.
2001 -- Hasim Rahman flattens Lennox Lewis with a right hand near the end of the fifth round in Brakpan, South Africa, to capture the WBC and IBF heavyweight titles in one of boxing's biggest upsets.
This past year the class chose to support the Sithand'izingane Care Project, located in the Brakpan Area in South Africa.
Today they live in Brakpan near Johannesburg, but Brian still relishes the nostalgia of his youthful days when he was living with his family of five brothers and three sisters at Stutely Grove, Bradley.
The 330lb big cat lives with owner Michael Jamison and his girlfriend Jackie at their home in Brakpan.
The fight, which took place in Brakpan, South Africa, had to be stopped by the referee after a clash of heads in the third round left Takayama with a deep gash along his hairline.
Mr Kok was born in Brakpan, a mining town near Johannesburg, South Africa, in 1924.