Pretoria is named after the Voortrekker leader Andries Pretorius, and within South Africa is popularly known as the Jacaranda City due to the thousands of Jacaranda trees planted in its streets, parks and gardens.
The Pretoria will carry 5,000 tons of iron ore, 175,000 bushels of wheat, or 300,000 bushels of oats...
To strengthen its wooden frame and hull, the Pretoria included steel keelson plates, steel chords, and steel arches. It was also diagonally strapped with steel. It needed a donkey engine to run a pump to keep its interior dry.
The Pretoria sank in a storm in 1905. The ship was sunk during the same storm which sank another notable ship, the Sevona. Ironically, the Sevona received her cargo load shortly after the Pretoria, at the very same dock in Superior. Both ships would be shipwrecked the very next day near the Apostle Islands, when a legendary gale would send them to the bottom of the lake.
Pretoria - What started as a family summer vacation ended in tragedy for a family when they had to battle torrents on the banks of the Groot Marico River in the North West and lost their toddler son as a result ... Awoken to rising levels of water, the family scrambled to vacate the chalet ... Help only arrived the next morning ... Pretoria News .
Ramatlakane led the Prasa delegation to engage the community to vacate rail tracks on the Central Line. "Prasa wishes to resume the rail services on the Central Line in Cape Town and in Pretoria (MabopaneLine) and urges the community to vacate the rail tracks voluntarily and peacefully," said Ramatlakane.
Pretoria - In yet another sex scandal to rock the City of Tshwane, an employee has laid a complaint of sexual harassment in the workplace against her boss ... While Msimanga was seemingly absolved of the accusations, Mokgalapa eventually vacated his top office in the wake of the incident. Pretoria News .