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Afrikaans name: Volksrust

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Volksrust

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Mpumalanga

Volksrust is a small town on the border between Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal.

The town is near the mountain named 'Majubu' which is where the Battle of Majubu was fought. It was here, on 27 February 1881, that the Boers beat the British army during the First Boer War.

Volksrust was proclaimed in 1889. Its name is Dutch and translates to 'Nations Rest'.

A variety of farming is done in the region. These include dairy and beef, maize, sunflowers and wool.

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