Dominionville

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Dominionville
Dominionville is located in South Africa
Dominionville
Dominionville
 Dominionville shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 26°54′00″S 26°23′38″E / 26.900°S 26.394°E / -26.900; 26.394Coordinates: 26°54′00″S 26°23′38″E / 26.900°S 26.394°E / -26.900; 26.394
Country South Africa
Province North West
District Dr Kenneth Kaunda
Municipality City of Matlosana
Area[1]
 • Total 1.70 km2 (0.66 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 676
 • Density 400/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 57.1%
 • Coloured 2.4%
 • Indian/Asian 0.1%
 • White 39.6%
 • Other 0.7%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Tswana 46.4%
 • Afrikaans 43.0%
 • English 5.2%
 • Xhosa 2.4%
 • Other 3.0%
PO box 2578
Area code 018

Dominionville is a town in Dr Kenneth Kaunda District Municipality in the North West province of South Africa. Dominionville is named after the mining of the rock called Domino.[2]

Described as a "ramshackle mining village" by the Globe and Mail, it was built around the Dominion Reefs uranium deposit. The site was acquired in 2005 by Uranium One and at its peak it provided employment for 4,500 workers, but poor labour relations and falling uranium prices led to the mine's closure in October 2009.[3] Shiva Uranium, controlled by the Gupta family, bought the mine for $37 million in 2010.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Dominionville". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ "Council’s Official Newspaper". City Of Matlosana. Retrieved 27 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "Backlash emerges against S. Africa's mining industry". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 27 August 2014. 
  4. ^ "Shiva Plans to Start Uranium Output at South Africa's Dominion `Shortly'". Bloomberg. Retrieved 27 August 2014.