On 25 January 1900 an estimated 400 black miners who had walked from Kimberley to Klerksdorp arrived here by train seeking work. They were told by the Z.A.R. Police to drop their kieries. When they refused the ZARPs opened fire, killing three. The rest were detained at gunpoint and were later forced to work on the mines.
Braamfontein Station, Smit Street, Braamfrontein