Pretoria (ZA)

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Pretoria is a city in the northern part of Gauteng Province, South Africa. It is one of the country's three capital cities, serving as the seat of the executive branch of government (Cape Town is the legislative capital and Bloemfontein the judicial capital). Pretoria has a reputation for being an academic city with three universities and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) located in its eastern suburbs, the city also hosts the South African Bureau of Standards making the city a hub for research.
Pretoria is the central part of the City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality which was formed by the amalgamation of several former local authorities including Centurion and Soshanguve. There have been proposals to change the name of Pretoria itself to Tshwane, and the proposed name change has caused some controversy.
Pretoria is named after the Voortrekker leader Andries Pretorius, within South Africa it is popularly known as the "Jacaranda City" due to the thousands of Jacaranda trees planted in its streets, parks and gardens.

Union of South Africa

Pretoria Receiving Cancel for Tax purposes

Union Buildings

Union Buildings PretoriaGreen marker.png

Z.A.R. and British Transvaal

On a Z.A.R. 1885 issue
Z.A.R. in 1898
On E.R.I. (Edward VII) issue in 1901


Transvaal - 2 1/2 pence on letter from Pretoria to Leipzig, Germany sent on 20 October 1902. Leipzig receiver on the back.
Leipzig receiver on the back of 1902 letter.