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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.]
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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