South African Lighthouse No. 11
Having been commissioned in Cape Town on 12 April 1824, the Green Point Lighthouse was the first solid lighthouse structure built in South Africa, and is now the oldest working one we have along our coastline.
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At almost two hundred years old, it is not only a National Monument, but it also houses the LNS (Lighthouse and Navigational Systems) - a business unit of the Transnet National Ports Authority, which is meant to provide, operate and maintain all South African lighthouses as part of the Chief Harbour Master's portfolio.
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*According to Wikipedia, the name "Mouille" comes from the French word for an anchoring ground (unfortunately I do not speak French, so I'm not sure whether it means that it is derived from the word mouille, mouiller or mouillage).