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Groblershoop

Groblershoop, Green Kalahari, Northern CapeThe development of Groblershoop in the Northern Cape was a process. The first attempt at providing irrigation to this arid area was by Charles Newberry, in 1913, when he built his historic turbine in the Orange River, now called the Gariep River, with cement shipped from France to Algoa Bay and carted to his farm Winstead by donkey cart.   In 1929, the government stepped in, and Groblershoop started off as a construction site for the Boegoeberg Dam, a huge project built for irrigation and w...

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