Pretoria is named after the Voortrekker leader Andries Pretorius, and within South Africa is popularly known as the Jacaranda City due to the thousands of Jacaranda trees planted in its streets, parks and gardens.
The Pretoria will carry 5,000 tons of iron ore, 175,000 bushels of wheat, or 300,000 bushels of oats...
To strengthen its wooden frame and hull, the Pretoria included steel keelson plates, steel chords, and steel arches. It was also diagonally strapped with steel. It needed a donkey engine to run a pump to keep its interior dry.
The Pretoria sank in a storm in 1905. The ship was sunk during the same storm which sank another notable ship, the Sevona. Ironically, the Sevona received her cargo load shortly after the Pretoria, at the very same dock in Superior. Both ships would be shipwrecked the very next day near the Apostle Islands, when a legendary gale would send them to the bottom of the lake.
Johannesburg - Paul has had his fair share of late night police stops and metro police officers hustling him for bribes. But Thursday morning was different on De Villebois Mareuil street in Moreleta Park, Pretoria. It all changed, he said, when he recognised one of the Tshwane metro police officers from a previous shake down.
Pretoria - The GreatNorthTransport has been embroiled in a R300 million provident fund scandal that has left thousands of its retired and current employees out of pocket of their pension money ... A document penned by Masindi and seen by Pretoria News states names ... Pretoria News .
Pretoria - The TshwaneMetro Police Department has confirmed the arrest of 11 of its officers, who spent the weekend behind bars for allegedly assaulting three men with sjamboks at the beginning of the month. The officers were locked up at the Pretoria Central police station ... Pretoria News .
Durban – The IndependentPolice Investigative Directorate (Ipid) confirmed on Friday that it arrested 11 Tshwane metro police officers for allegedly assaulting three men when they went to collect their car at the Tshwane Impound VehicleCentre on October 2 ... On their Twitter page, Ipid said the arrested officers include nine men and two women.
Eris aimed to raise up to R2 billion more for student accommodation, he said ...Momentum chief alternative investment officer Sonja Saunderson said their Units on Park investment in Hatfield, Pretoria, was part of Momentum’s responsible investing initiative, which provides quality, purpose-built student accommodation around South Africa.
Pretoria - Former Pretoria News editor Val Boje will be laid to rest on Sunday during a private ceremony in the nation’s capital ... “With her long association with Pretoria News, I can imagine the vacuum that her colleagues must be feeling in PN offices and corridors ... Pretoria News .
MPUMI Zikalala was named the chief executive officer (CEO) designate of Pretoria head-quartered Kumba Iron Ore making her the latest woman to lead a JSETop 40 listed mining company. Zikalala joins Natascha Viljoen who was appointed as the first woman CEO at Anglo AmericanPlatinum’s (Amplats) in April last year ... email@example.com.
Inbox. Pretoria - The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco) has terminated the services of its chief financial officer, Caiphus Ramashau, following a R118 million New York deal to buy land which didn’t exist ... “This (termination of working relationship) follows the conclusion of the disciplinary case instituted against him.
Pretoria - Tributes are flooding in following the death of veteran journalist and former Pretoria News editor Val Boje ... “Val lived and breathed Pretoria News since she started there in 1980 and had been part of the fabric ever since ... From the first day I walked into the office at the Pretoria News to after I had left, her doorways were always open.