National Geographic : 1962 Nov
Fresh from the bush, gold-mining candidates take simple aptitude tests with colored blocks. Spiked hairdos identify men at center and right as Swazis; earplugs of wood, bone, or metal are common ornaments. Left is a Basuto tribesman. Fluorescent street lamps light the business heart of Welkom. A gold mine's pile of tailings rises be hind Barclay's Bank (left). Building at right con tains shops. Traffic keeps to the left as in England, but Welkom reminded me of America.