Property in Pretoria East, Gauteng
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Pretoria in the Gauteng province of South Africa
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One of South Africa's three capital cities, Pretoria is located in the Gauteng Province of South Africa. Lying within the City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality, Pretoria serves as the execitive and official de facto capital of South Africa.
Pretoria is situated a transitional area from Highveld to the Bushveld regions of Gauteng, South Africa. Approximately 50 km north of Johannesburg, Pretoria lies in a warm well sheltered valley. Its location allows for good weather year round and makes property in Pretoria attractive for both local and foreign property investors. Pretoria has a population of about one million with the main languages spoken being Tswana, Ndebele, Afrikaans and English.
It is believed that Nguni speaking settlers were the first to inhabit the fertile valley region of what is known today as Pretoria. These settlers were forced to abandon their villages under attack from a regiment of Zulu raiders in 1832. In 1855 Pretoria was founded by a leader of the Voortrekkers called Marthinus Pretorius; he named Pretoria after his father Andries Pretorius. Pretoria became the capital of the South African Republic on 1 May 1860. When the Boer Republics of the ZAR united as the Union of South Africa, Pretoria became the administrative capital of the whole of South Africa. In 1931 Pretoria achieved official city status.
An incentive for buying property in Pretoria is its cultural and academic riches. Pretoria is home to the university of Pretoria, which is the largest residential university in South Africa. Other major universities in Pretoria include the largest distance education university, University of South Africa and Tshwane University of Technology. The South African Council for Scientific and Industrial Research is also located in Pretoria.
Sport lovers will also find property in Pretoria an attractive option because of the world class stadiums in the city and the variety of sporting events it offers. Loftus Versveld is home to local Blue Bulls rugby team and the Bulls team that compete in the popular Super 14 rugby competition. Pretoria is host to two soccer teams competing in the South African Premier Soccer League. Supersport Park Centurion is home to the local cricket team called the Titans and the ground regularly host international cricket games.
The strong state of Pretoria's economy makes investing in Pretoria property a fairly secure option. Pretoria is an important industrial centre of South Africa with industries such as iron and steel casting as well as automobile, railroad and machinery manufacture. Pretoria is the third biggest contributor to the country's total GDP behind Johannesburg and Cape Town.
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