a rocky ridge in southern Africa, in the Republic of South Africa, near Johannesburg.
- Also called The Rand [thuh-rand] /ðə ˈrænd/ .
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British Dictionary definitions for Witwatersrand
a rocky ridge in NE South Africa: contains the richest gold deposits in the world, also coal and manganese; chief industrial centre is Johannesburg. Height: 1500–1800 m (5000–6000 ft): Also called: the Rand, the Reef
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