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Contrast of the old and the new, the NG Kerk is in the foreground, with the Rustenburg CBD in the background. 2010.

The Magaliesberg range of Mountains dominates the Landscape that is now known as the Northwest Province. Rustenburg, the largest City in this Province, has significance for many groups in South Africa, and its History is complex and rich in variety. The known History of Rustenburg spans from the 15th Century to the post-Apartheid city, and the Town has become the fastest growing City in South Africa, due to the incredibly lucrative Mining Industry in the Region.

• Bopalamo, M. (2007) Phenyo Victory. Published by Reach Publishers, Wandsbeck.
• Coertze, R.D (1988) Bafokeng Family Law and Law of Succession, Sabra.
• Comaroff, J.L (ed) Extract from “An African View of the Boer War” [online] Available at: [Accessed 15 July 2010]
• Davenport, T.R.H (1991) South Africa: A Modern History, Fourth Edition. Macmillan Press
• Groot Marico; Taung Heritage Site [online] Available at: [Accessed 15 July 2010]
• Kevin Dowling [online] Available at: [Accessed 15 July 2010]
• Notes for a Speech: President Nelson Mandela at Bleskop Stadium, Rustenburg (1997) Available at: [Accessed 6 July 2010]
• Paul Kruger Country House Museum [online] Available at: [Accessed 6 July 2010]
• Rosenthal, E. (1979) Rustenburg Romances: The History of a Voortrekker Town. Perskor Publishers: Johannesburg.
• Royals and Rebels, history and culture in Rustenburg [online] Available at: [Accessed April 2010]
• Rustenburg [online] Available at: [Accessed 5 July 2010]
• ‘Rustenburg’: Encyclopedia Britannica [online] Available at: [Accessed April 2010]
• Rustenburg State of Environment Available at: [Accessed 6 July 2010]
• Siege of Mafikeng [online] Available at: [Accessed 15 July 2010]
• Sol Plaatjie [online] Available at: [Accessed 15 July 2010]
• TRC Transcript: Bishop Kevin Dowling
• Wulfsohn, L. (1987) Rustenburg at War. CTP Book Publishers.
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This article was produced by South African History Online on 29-Mar-2011

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