Bloemfontein is the capital City of the Free State Province, previously known as the Orange Free State. The City is known as the 'City of Roses', or Manguang, 'the place of cheetahs' and the landscape is predominantly dry grassland. Bloemfontein is currently the Judicial Capital of South Africa, and the seat of the Supreme Court of Appeal. The City is also the Place of Birth of John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, the World renowned Philologist, author, mythmaker.

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