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Witwatersrand, or the Rand, gold-bearing rocky ridge in southern Transvaal, South Africa. It produces one-third of the world's gold output and is South Africa's major industrial region, with Johannesburg located at its center. Soweto township also lies in the Rand.

See also: South Africa.

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