South Africa


In South Africa....

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We lived for 5 years in Welkom, Orange Free State, Republic of South Africa. Welkom is in the center of the industrial and commercial heartland of the Free State Goldfields. It was founded in 1948 by Sir Ernest Oppenheimer, the great mining magnate. I worked on President Brand Gold mine. I worked first on 4 shaft and then on 3 shaft where I was a Mine Captain. Welkom has been the centre of the gold fields since 1948, when the town sprung up after gold was discovered on a farm called St Helena. The fields are so rich in gold deposits that it was producing 21% of the world's gold until recently.

We lived at:

Bunting Road, Welkom. Craib Avenue, Reeibeckstad. Flamingo Road, Welkom