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  • Vryheid is a coal mining and cattle ranching city in northern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa Vryheid is the Afrikaans word for "freedom"

  • Vredenburg is a town of the Cape West Coast in the Western Cape province of South Africa "Vrede" is Afrikaans for peace It is the transportation and commercial hub of the West Coast area and administrative centre of the Saldanha Bay Local Municipality

  • Vereeniging (Afrikaans pronunciation: [fəˈrɪənəχəŋ]) is a city located in the south of Gauteng province, South Africa, situated where the Klip River empties into the northern loop of the Vaal River It is also one of the constituent parts of the Vaal Triangle region and was formerly situated in the Transvaal province The name Vereeniging is derived from the Dutch word meaning "union"

  • Upington (Nama: //Khara hais) is a town founded in 1873 and located in the Northern Cape province of South Africa, on the banks of the Orange River The town was originally called Olijvenhoutsdrift ('Olive wood drift'), due to the abundance of olive wood trees in the area, but later renamed after Sir Thomas Upington, Attorney-General and then Prime Minister of the Cape It originated as a mission station established in 1871 and run by Reverend Christiaan Schröder

  • Uitenhage ( YOO-tən-hayg; Afrikaans: [œitənˈɦɑːχə]) officially renamed Kariega is a South African town in the Eastern Cape Province It is well known for the Volkswagen factory located there, which is the biggest car factory on the African continent Along with the city of Gqeberha and the small town of Despatch, it forms the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Municipality

  • Stellenbosch (; Afrikaans: [ˈstælənˌbɔs]) is a town in the Western Cape province of South Africa, situated about 50 kilometres (31 miles) east of Cape Town, along the banks of the Eerste River at the foot of the Stellenbosch Mountain It is the second oldest settlement in the province, after Cape Town The town became known as the City of Oaks or Eikestad in Afrikaans and Dutch due to the large number of oak trees that were planted by its founder, Simon van der Stel, to grace the streets and homesteads

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