Sharpeville

Township In South Africa

Sharpeville (sometimes called Sharpville) is a township in southern Gauteng, South Africa, located between two significant industrial cities, Vanderbijlpark and Vereeniging. Sharpeville is the oldest of the Vaal Triangle’s six townships. It was named after John Lillie Sharpe, the secretary of Stewarts & Lloyds, who moved to South Africa from Glasgow, Scotland. Sharpe was elected to the Vereeniging Town Council in 1932, and from 1934 to 1937, he served as mayor.

Sharpeville
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