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.
CAPE TOWN – Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber says it’s unlikely that Cheslin Kolbe will feature in their first Test against Georgia on Friday, July 2 in Pretoria. Speaking during a virtual media briefing on Tuesday, Nienaber gave an update on how they’re preparing for the ...
A PRETORIA teenager was forced to pay more than R20000 to avoid being reported to police or have his naked pictures posted on social media ... The youngster told the PretoriaNews that every time his phone buzzed, he broke out in cold sweat because he knew it was yet another demand for money ... Pretoria News .
Basic EducationMinisterAngie Motshekga says the schools will not be closed due to high infection rates in other parts of the country. "The current situation we find ourselves in does not warrant us that we should close schools," Motshekga said at a media briefing in Pretoria on Saturday ... The schools will remain open until they close on July 9.
An investigation by IndependentMedia, assisted by a private investigator, has uncovered that the woman who made international headlines when she gave birth to 10 children was admitted to the government-owned hospital in Pretoria earlier that day and delivered her babies.
“Instead of being a cause for celebration however, it has resulted in an orchestrated campaign to discredit the story, the mother of the decuplets Ms Sithole, the PretoriaNews’ editor, Piet Rampedi, as well as IndependentMedia and its chairperson, Dr Iqbal Survé, with claims that the story is ‘fake news’.
I have a copy of the PretoriaNews telling of heavily pregnant Gosiame Thamara Sithole and her smiling husband, Tebogo Tsotetsi ... If this is a scam, judging from reports from the Louis Pasteur and Steve Biko Academic hospitals, were Rampedi and Survé aware? Or were they part of this elaborate media circus to boost flagging sales of their rags?.
A statement by the Chinese Embassy in Pretoria said. “The media in South Africa and other parts of the world has rightly kept communities abreast with information since the tragic passing of Ms Kgothatso Mdunana, the 24-year-old South African student who was studying in China... She had been visiting a friend when she fell to her death.
Of the newborns, seven are boys and three girls, the local media reported ... Sithole recently gave birth at a Pretoria hospital. Sithole gave birth through Caesarean section at a hospital in Pretoria on Monday, June 7 ... Let's talk again in the morning please," Tsotetsi told the Pretoria News.
According to Sithole’s husband, Tebogo Tsotetsi, the babies were delivered by a caesarean section at a hospital in Pretoria on June 7 when she was seven months and seven days pregnant ... While talking to the local media outlet Pretoria News, the woman recalled the time when she fell extremely ill.