PWV, noun

Origin:
Acronym formed on Pretoria-Witwatersrand-Vaal (Triangle).
The PWV:
a. A name for the area round the cities of Johannesburg and Pretoria, characterized by its industrial and economic activity and situated in the southern part of the former province of the Transvaal. Also attributive.
[c1979 L.M. Mangope Place for All 11Our subcontinent’s permanent economic pivot, the Pretoria-Witwatersrand-Vaal complex.]
1981 Rand Daily Mail 28 Mar. 1The fight..will be broadcast in the PWV area on Channel 702.
1983 Financial Mail 16 Sept. 25Bombs in PWV. Three bombs explode in the PWV area, one at the Ciskeian government offices in Pretoria and the other two at power substations in Johannesburg northern suburbs.
1987 L. Boomker in Conserva Oct. 22To the north of Pretoria lies the Magaliesberg Nature Area...This mountainous landscape, close to the PWV urban area makes it an ideal wilderness retreat for city-dwellers.
1989 A. Bernstein in Optima Vol.37 No.1, 18The abolition of influx control has not resulted in mass migration to the PWV.
1990 R. Stengel January Sun 76The government’s policy was to get industry to move away from the PWV Triangle (Pretoria, Witwatersrand, Vaal) to the rural areas near the homelands.
1991 Spotlight (S.A.I.R.R.) No.1 Mar. 5The PWV (the ‘triangle’ comprising Pretoria, the Witwatersrand and the Vaal).
b. historical. From April to December 1994, the name of one of the nine provinces of South Africa (subsequently renamed Gauteng). Also attributive.
1994 Sunday Times 25 Sept. 6The PWV has passed only the first of three bills that comprise vital start-up legislation...PWV Premier Tokyo Sexwale has enjoyed a very high media profile.
A name for the area round the cities of Johannesburg and Pretoria, characterized by its industrial and economic activity and situated in the southern part of the former province of the Transvaal. Also attributive.
From April to December 1994, the name of one of the nine provinces of South Africa (subsequently renamed Gauteng). Also attributive.

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