Apart from gold, manganese, iron, asbestos and lime are also mined in the area. Krugersdorp is the site of the December 1880 gathering at which more than 6,000 men vowed to fight for the Transvaal's independence. When gold was discovered on the Witwatersrand, a need arose for a major town in the west of the reef.The government bought part of the farm Paardekraal and named the new town after the Transvaal President Paul Kruger. The British built a concentration camp here during the Second Boer War to house Boer women and children.

In 1952 the West Rand Consolidated Mine was the first in the world to extract Uranium as a byproduct of the gold refining process.

Krugersdorp no longer has a separate municipal government, and the municipality has become part of the Mogale City municipality, along with surrounding towns.


17 °C

Clouds, broken clouds

Wind9.34 m/s
Cloudiness83 %
Temperature (min/max)16/18 °C
Pressure1019 hpa
Humidity80 %
Last update: 07 Dec 2023 @ 09:27

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