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Afrikaans name: Brits

Silos near the entrance to Brits

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North West

Brits is a town situated in a frtile farming area in North West province of South Africa.

Although the first European settler arrived in the area in the 1840's the town didn't get founded until 1924.

Farming is the most important activity in the Brits area and farms produce grain, vegetables and citrus products.

There is also some heavy industry in the area and interestingly Alfa Romeo cars were produced there up until 1985.

The area between Brits and Rustenburg is a major platinum mining area.

Brits CBD

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