Meaning of Witwatersrand in English:


Pronunciation /wɪtˈwɔːtəzˌrand/

proper noun

the Witwatersrand
  • A region of South Africa, around the city of Johannesburg. Consisting of a series of parallel rocky ridges, it forms a watershed between the Vaal and Olifant Rivers. The region contains rich gold deposits, first discovered in 1886. Also called the Rand.


Afrikaans, literally ‘ridge of white waters’.