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Benoni, East Rand (Ekurhuleni)Benoni, on East Witwatersrand, started off life in 1887 when it was found that this was one of the richest gold reefs ever discovered. Very luckily for the area, George Farrar, chairman of one of the mining companies, decided to ensure that Benoni remained a beautiful area. He undertook huge projects to channel the mine water into a string of marshlands and lakes and to stock the lakes with fish.  Thousands of trees were also planted in the new suburbia, adding a huge, scenic, green lung to the...

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