Facts & History
The city’s name originates from Dutch and means “place of rest”
Located in the heart of the savannah bushveld at the foot of the Magaliesburg Mountains
One of the prime tourist destinations in South Africa
The largest platinum mining region of the world, currently processing 70% of the world’s platinum
The Bafokeng people originate from this area
Meet a Resident
Meet a Resident of Rustenburg: Thandi
Thandi lived six months. At five months she tested positive for AIDS.
There was no life in her eyes; you could tell by looking at her she wasn’t really there anymore. It was simply a matter of when.
She died from dehydration and complications from AIDS.
Neighbors gave Thandi’s mother, Sara, a hard [...]