Louisvale

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Louisvale
Louisvale is located in South Africa
Louisvale
Louisvale
 Louisvale shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 28°34′19″S 21°11′49″E / 28.572°S 21.197°E / -28.572; 21.197Coordinates: 28°34′19″S 21°11′49″E / 28.572°S 21.197°E / -28.572; 21.197
Country South Africa
Province Northern Cape
District ZF Mgcawu
Municipality Khara Hais
Government
 • Type Ward 12
 • Councillor Monica Kock
Area[1]
 • Total 0.80 km2 (0.31 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 1,585
 • Density 2,000/km2 (5,100/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 7.6%
 • Coloured 85.2%
 • Indian/Asian 1.4%
 • White 0.9%
 • Other 4.9%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Afrikaans 92.9%
 • Tswana 2.7%
 • Other 4.4%
Postal code (street) 8809
PO box 8809
Area code 054

Louisvale is a town in ZF Mgcawu District Municipality in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. It has been described as a "small, impoverished town" by the Mail & Guardian,[2] and it briefly became notorious for the baby Tshepang case, regarding the rape of a nine-month-old baby in 2001.[3]

The Louisvale Pirates football team hails from this town.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Louisvale". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ "M&G receives top journalism award". Mail & Guardian. Retrieved 8 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Life for South Africa's baby rapist". BBC News. Retrieved 8 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "A derby of many goals". Mail & Guardian. Retrieved 8 January 2014.