Vaal Triangle History

Peace Negotiations

William Stow

1939 - 1945

Vereeniging Estates


Vaal Dam

Klip Power Station



1899 - 1902



Leslie Dam
Standard Bank
Court House
Isaac Lewis
Isaac Lewis House
Vereeniging Library
Riviera Hotel
Vereeniging Milling Company
Stewart & Lloyds

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Vereeniging Power Station


1905 May.  The mines first major disaster.  Ten white and seven non-white personnel killed.
1905  A weir was constructed across the Vaal River.
1905  Ostriches, sheep and some 5 000 sheep were introduced into the Maccauvlei forest.
1905  The courthouse and jail were constructed by Leslie.
1905  Isaac Lewis builds a house on the river, later to become the Vereeniging Country Club.
1911 November 15.  Union Steel Corporation (SA) Limited was founded.
1912 The Victoria Falls and Transvaal Power Company erected a power station.
1912  Public Library established.
1912 December 5.  Vereeniging declared a major municipality.
1915  The town’s golf course was laid.
1915  The first bank, Standard Bank opened. In Main Street (now Voortrekker Street).
1916  The Vereeniging Milling company established.
1917  The Indian community built the first mosque in Vereeniging
1917 The Vaal River rose to flood the town.
1918  October The world wide Spanish Influenza epidemic hits Vereeniging.
1920  Senator Samuel Marks died
1921 January.  The first houses in Vereeniging are wired for electricity.
1921  The road bridge over the Vaal River is built.
1922 Printing of Vereeniging’s first newspaper, the ‘Vereeniging Call’.
1923  Vaal River Barrage completed.
1923  Rand Water’s first purification and pumping station put into operation.
1927  Vereeniging’s first fire service (which consisted of a push-cart with hose and equipment) was brought into service.
1927  Stewart & Lloyds opens a tube making company.
1927 The present Riviera hotel was built.
1930 April.  Iscor aquires a controlling interest in the Union Steel Corporation.
1932  First of Vereeniging’s streets was macadamised.
1933  An aerodrome was laid out at Vereeniging.