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Vanderbijlpark

Vanderbijlpark is an industrial city with 95 000 inhabitants on the Vaal River in the south of the Gauteng province of South Africa. Named after Hendrik van der Bijl, an electrical engineer and industrialist, Vanderbijlpark is home to Vanderbijlpark Steel (previously part of ISCOR (South African Iron and Steel Corporation), now part of the global company ArcelorMittal). With neighbouring towns Vereeniging and Sasolburg it forms the Vaal Triangle, a major industrial region of South Africa. Located in the district municipality of Sedibeng and the local municipality of Emfuleni. The historical black townships Boipatong, Bophelong, Sebokeng, Evaton and Sharpeville are close to the city. Vanderbijlpark is also home to Cape Gate (Pty) Ltd, a major market share holder in the wire industry.