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3. KATLEHONG

3.	KATLEHONG

Germiston
Gauteng
407,294
Est. 1945
55.36 sq.km

Katlehong (place of success) was established at the close of the Second World War. As a historic site Katlehong is situated in a region formerly known as Pamietfontein Airport, which was a wartime air force base converted to a temporary airport whilst Jan Smuts Airport (now OR Tambo International), was being built. Palmietfontein was transformed into a motor racing circuit for the 1956 Rand Grand Prix. The township of Katlehong was eventually established on the site, although parts of the original runway are still visible on Google Maps to this day.

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