Definition of Witwatersrand in English:

Witwatersrand

proper noun

the Witwatersrand
  • A region of South Africa, around the city of Johannesburg. Consisting of a series of parallel rocky ridges, it forms a watershed between the Vaal and Olifant Rivers. The region contains rich gold deposits, first discovered in 1886. Also called the Rand.

Origin

Afrikaans, literally ‘ridge of white waters’.

Pronunciation

Witwatersrand

/wɪtˈwɔːtəzˌrand/