- Boksburg, Gauteng
Boksburg is a city on the
East Randof Gauteng, South Africa. Gold was discovered in Boksburg in 1887. It was named after the State Secretary of the South African Republic, W. Eduard Bok. The Main Reef Roadlinked Boksburg to all the other major mining towns on the Witwatersrandand the Angelo Hotel (1887) was used as a staging post.
The Mining Commissioner Montague White built a large dam which, empty for years, was dubbed White's Folly until a flashflood in
1889silenced detractors. The 150,000 square metre dam is now the Boksburg Lake, and is surrounded by lawns, trees, and terraces. A railwaywas built to link Boksburg to Johannesburgin 1890.
Boksburg is now part of the
Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality, that includes much of the East Rand.
Chris Hani, leader of the South African Communist Partyand chief of staff of Umkhonto we Sizwe, the armed wing of the African National Congress(ANC), was assassinated outside his Dawn Park, Boksburg home in 1993and is buried in the town.
* Boksburg is the birthplace of Gerrie "the Boksburg Bomber" Coetzee, former WBA heavyweight
boxingchampion of the world.
James Phillipswrote a song called "Boksburg Bomber".
Eddie Cik, local wakeskater, was recently given the Triple Solly medal for pulling off a triple 180 sollyfish on his wakeskate at Donald Duck park. Despite breaking a leg in the process, Eddie maintains wakeskating popularity by teaching small homeless children to wakeskate from the shoreline.
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Boksburg — [bäks′bərg] city in central Gauteng province, South Africa: pop. 120,000 … English World dictionary
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