Balmoral, Mpumalanga

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Balmoral
Balmoral is located in South Africa
Balmoral
Balmoral
 Balmoral shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 25°51′40″S 28°58′37″E / 25.861°S 28.977°E / -25.861; 28.977Coordinates: 25°51′40″S 28°58′37″E / 25.861°S 28.977°E / -25.861; 28.977
Country South Africa
Province Mpumalanga
District Nkangala
Municipality Emalahleni
Area[1]
 • Total 1.90 km2 (0.73 sq mi)
PO box 1037
Area code 013

Balmoral is a town in Emalahleni in the Mpumalanga province of South Africa.

Located near Witbank, it was established in 1997 by several Afrikaner businessmen, including the chairman of the Boere-Republiek Kooperatief Beperk (Boers Republic Co-operative Limited), Fritz Meyer.[2] Intended as a self-declared homeland for white Afrikaners, it was reputed to have been financed by David Duke.[3] Prominent right-winger Willem Ratte owns a farm in Balmoral.[4]

The graveyard of the Balmoral concentration camp, dating back to the Second Boer War, lies at the centre of the town. In 1997 the town's residents petitioned the British High Commission in Pretoria for an apology for the concentration camp deaths.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Bitter Afrikaners go north to set up white-only territory". The Independent. Retrieved 16 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "South Africa: Envisaged Boere Republic Registered In The Heart Of Mpumalanga". African Eye News. 8 October 1997. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Balmoral". SA Travel Directory. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Ratte refuses bail, continues hunger strike". IOL News. Retrieved 21 January 2014.