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Name the first city in the Southern Hemisphere to install street lights.

A.  Cape Town
B.  Johannesburg
C.  Port Elizabeth
D.  Kimberley

Correct answer is:
D. Kimberley

Kimberley can proudly boast that the diamond city was the first town in Africa, and indeed the southern hemisphere, to have street lights installed. Sixteen lights were officially “switched on” on 2 September 1882. Quicker than London! The first test had been done as early as 15 February, but only four lights had burned brightly for a short while before fading. Four of the sixteen lights were on the corners of Market square.