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From: "Don.MacLeod" <>
Subject: Re: That District name?
Date: Sat, 28 Sep 2002 08:15:33 +1200
Pam, Becky, Michael
Another long shot - Witwatersrand??
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From: Michael <>
Sent: Saturday, September 28, 2002 8:07 AM
Subject: That District name?
> Hi Becky and Pam
> This may be a long shot, but the "District Witushasoana" sounds very like
> Tswana (African tribal) name to me. As I listen to it, the name sounds
> like what is known today as Bophutatswana. The "tswana" bit is an
> transliteration but is written in their language as "tsoana" which is
> the similarity comes in.
> So, I am speculating that it may have been a district which in those days
> (too early for the 'homelands'!) was in a rural tribal area (Magisterial
> district) which came under Germiston's jurisdiction.
> Perhaps you could post a scan of the document for us.
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