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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. The weather was cold and there was little or no grass for the oxen, which made the journey difficult; but he had been tempted to it by the high rates of transport that prevailed at that season of the year, which would remunerate him for any probable loss he might suffer in cattle.
Macalister told him that Redvers Buller would march into Pretoria in a month and then everything would boom.
The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Police, Ms Tina Joemat-Pettersson, has denounced the actions of taxi drivers in the Pretoria Central Business District (CBD) with reports suggesting that they are taking the law into their hands in the fight against drugs.
PRETORIA, South Africa -- The Minister of Health Dr Zweli Mkhize together with First Lady Dr Tshepo Motspe will this week, 01 August 2019, lead the World Breastfeeding Commemoration event in Kalafolong Hospital, west of Pretoria under the theme: "Empower Parents, Enabling Breastfeeding".
Over the years, the number of houses in Pretoria Street, Hull, has dwindled and declined to the point where a solitary and lonely row of eight houses now look out over what has become barren wasteland.
Dr Hardie de Beer was a beloved dermatologist who practised in Pretoria, South Africa, for many years.
En effet, Pretoria, qui s'est toujours aligne sur l'axe d'Alger afin de nuire au Maroc et a son integrite territoriale, ne rate aucune occasion pour revenir a la charge.
EST - Solly Msimanga, mayor of Tshwane, Pretoria, offered his condolences to the families of those died in the South African train crash.
PRETORIA: Firebrand fast-bowler Dale Steyn will seek to become South Africa's greatest wicket-taker in Tests when they take on Pakistan in the first match of a three-game series at Centurion Park in Pretoria on Wednesday.
18) took me back to 1993, when I was flying from Harare (Zimbabwe) to Johannesburg (South Africa) and passed over the Pretoria Saltpan, now known as the Tswaing Meteor Crater.
The published paper indicates that Angelina Maphula is affiliated with the University of Pretoria. That is incorrect; she is affiliated with the Department of Psychology, University of Venda, Venda, South Africa.
Protea Hotels by Marriott has announced the opening of a new hotel in the South African capital city Pretoria.