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1. Evander

Evander is a small town in the Mpumalanga province of South Africa, 8km north-west of Secunda. The town was founded in 1955 when the Union Corporation started its mining activities and was originally part of the Bethal district. Evander is named after Evelyn Anderson, the wife of Peter Maltitz Anderson, one of the directors of the corporation. The Union Corporation acquired options in the Kinross area, 64 km west of Springs and mining started in 1955 through their subsidiary, Winkelhaak Mines Ltd. The Evander mine is currently operating in its 8th shaft and employs 3 300 people. These operations are now owned by Harmony Gold Mine. The Kimberley Reef in the Evander Basin produced over 16 000 kg of gold fbetween 2008-2010. The ore is milled and processed at Kinross, 7km north. The…

2. Kinross

Kinross is a small gold mining town in the province of Mpumalanga and is set amongst four other gold mines in the area. The town, named after the town of Kinross in Scotland, was established in 1915. Kinross is also the centre of one of South Africa’s most advanced maize, potato and cattle-farming districts.

3. Standerton

Standerton lies on the banks of the Vaal River in the region of Cosmos Country, approximately 150 km outside of Johannesburg. Although mostly a commercial and agricultural hub which specialises in mining, Standerton has a fascinating history and is a popular weekend getaway! On the outskirts of town is the Grootdraai Dam, the tenth largest Dam in the country, which is one of Standerton’s biggest attractions. The dam was originally built to supply water to the Sasol 2 and Sasol 3 plants at Secunda and today supplies a number of Eskom's power stations, but it is also a recreational resort over the weekends and during the holidays to visitors and locals alike. The Dam provides many…

4. Vrede

Vrede, meaning 'peace' lies in the North-Eastern Free State about 20km east of the N3, close to the Mpumalanga border. It is just 220 km from northern Johannesburg, and about 30km the other side of Carolina on the R102 to Warden and Harrismith on the Volksrust-Newcastle road. The town of Vrede was established in 1863 by European landowners of this area and was given its name after a dispute between the the founding members about its name was settled amicably ("in peace").  It is a scenic little town with an imposing sandstone Dutch Reformed Church and is surrounded by a large farming district finding itself at the hub of a 10 000 hectare region of agricultural plenty, including the Free…