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Three Rivers Proper
Flooding along Sugarbush Drive, Three Rivers Proper
|• Total||3.09 km2 (1.19 sq mi)|
|• Density||820/km2 (2,100/sq mi)|
|Racial makeup (2011)|
|• Black African||21.9%|
|First languages (2011)|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (SAST)|
Three Rivers Proper is a suburb of Vereeniging, Gauteng, South Africa.
Gauteng, which means "place of gold", is one of the nine provinces of South Africa.
The suburb lies on the eastern side of the Klip River and is bordered by Three Rivers East to the east and Three Rivers to the north. Its southern border is formed by a wildlife conservation area and the Sugarbush River and the Vaal River on its western side.
Three Rivers East is a suburb of Vereeniging, Gauteng. The suburb lies on the easternmost end of the city and is bordered by the Sugarbush river to the south and east and by an eco estate called Summerview Estate to the West.
The Vaal River is the largest tributary of the Orange River in South Africa. The river has its source near Breyten in Mpumalanga province, east of Johannesburg and about 30 kilometres (19 mi) north of Ermelo and only about 240 kilometres (150 mi) from the Indian Ocean. It then flows westwards to its conjunction with the Orange River southwest of Kimberley in the Northern Cape. It is 1,120 kilometres (700 mi) long, and forms the border between Mpumalanga, Gauteng and North West Province on its north bank, and the Free State on its south.
Many of Vereeniging's wealthiest families live here, and together with Three Rivers East contribute to the majority of the tax income by local municipality. Many of its most notable properties lie on the banks of the Sugarbush- and Vaal- Rivers and has been home to many public figures, including F.W. de Klerk.
The regional River Square Shopping mall is located in Three Rivers Proper and it is also home to Milton Primary School and the Midvaal Private Hospital.
Vaals is a town in the extreme southeastern part of the Dutch province of Limburg, which in its turn finds itself in the southeastern part of the Netherlands.
The Vaal Triangle is a triangular area formed by Vereeniging, Vanderbijlpark and Sasolburg - together they comprise a substantial urban complex in South Africa about 60 km south of Johannesburg. Meyerton, just north of Vereeniging, is also generally included in the complex, and residents of Sharpeville, Boipatong, Bophelong, the greater Sebokeng area, Heidelberg, Zamdela,( ) and Potchefstroom also generally tend to consider themselves to live in the Vaal Triangle. The area straddles the Vaal River and is a major industrial region, which is home to former Iron and Steel Corporation Iscor, now ArcelorMittal South Africa and Sasol, the steel and petrochemical processing facilities.
Vereeniging is a city in 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 "association" or "union".
Vanderbijlpark is an industrial city with 95 000 inhabitants on the Vaal River in the south of the Gauteng province of South Africa.
Meyerton is a small town lying 15 km north of Vereeniging in Gauteng, South Africa. It is situated in the local municipality of Midvaal and the district municipality of Sedibeng.
Petrus Steyn is a small farming town between Tweeling and Kroonstad, 35 km north-east of Lindley in the Free State province of South Africa. It is at the centre of an agricultural area known for wheat, maize, sunflower, potato, cattle,sheep production and forms part of the breadbasket in the Free State.
Villiers is a small town situated on the banks of the Vaal River next to the N3 highway in the Free State province of South Africa. It was founded in 1882 on the two farms Pearson Valley and Grootdraai owned by Lourens de Villiers.
The Highveld is the portion of the South African inland plateau which has an altitude above roughly 1500 m, but below 2100 m, thus excluding the Lesotho mountain regions to the south-east of the Highveld. It is home to some of the country's most important commercial farming areas, as well as its largest concentration of metropolitan centres, especially the Gauteng conurbation, which accommodates one-third of South Africa's population.
The R42 is a provincial route in South Africa that connects Vanderbijlpark with Bronkhorstspruit via Vereeniging, Heidelberg and Delmas.
The R54 is a provincial route in South Africa that connects Potchefstroom with Villiers via Vereeniging.
The R59 is a provincial route in South Africa that connects Hertzogville with Alberton via Parys and Vereeniging. The R59 is a freeway from the Alberton Reading Interchange until just after the R57 Junction in Vanderbijlpark.
Sedibeng is one of the districts of the Gauteng province of South Africa. The administrative seat of Sedibeng is Vereeniging. The most widely spoken language among its 794,605 inhabitants is Sesotho.
The Emfuleni Local Municipality is one of three local municipalities comprising the Sedibeng District in Gauteng, South Africa. It is the westernmost local municipality in the District, and covers an area of 987 km².
Risiville is located on the northern side of Vereeniging, Gauteng, South Africa. Risiville falls under the Midvaal Local Municipality. As far as property prices are concerned, the second highest prices for houses in the Midvaal Area were recorded in Risiville (2007).
The Vaal River Barrage Reservoir is a dam on the Vaal River near Vanderbijlpark, border Gauteng and Free State, South Africa.
The Klip River is the main river draining the portion of Johannesburg south of the Witwatersrand, and its basin includes the Johannesburg CBD and Soweto. The mouth of the river is at Vereeniging where it empties into the Vaal River, which is a tributary to the Orange River. Besides Vereeniging, other towns along the river include Henley on Klip and Meyerton.
Rand Water previously known as the Rand Water Board is a South African water utility that supplies potable water to the Gauteng province and other areas of the country and is the largest water utility in Africa. The water is drawn from numerous sources and is purified and supplied to industry, mining and local municipalities and is also involved in sanitation of waste water.
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