Mohlakeng

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Mohlakeng
Mohlakeng is located in South Africa
Mohlakeng
Mohlakeng
 Mohlakeng shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 26°13′32″S 27°41′49″E / 26.22556°S 27.69694°E / -26.22556; 27.69694Coordinates: 26°13′32″S 27°41′49″E / 26.22556°S 27.69694°E / -26.22556; 27.69694
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
District West Rand
Municipality Randfontein
Area[1]
 • Total 7.20 km2 (2.78 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 55,033
 • Density 7,600/km2 (20,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 98.7%
 • Coloured 0.7%
 • Indian/Asian 0.1%
 • White 0.3%
 • Other 0.2%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Tswana 55.0%
 • Xhosa 12.6%
 • Zulu 9.3%
 • Sotho 7.2%
 • Other 15.9%
Postal code (street) 1759
PO box 1766

Mohlakeng is a township south of Randfontein in Gauteng, South Africa. A local authority was established in 1984. Mohlakeng is where the large part of the Randfontein population is situated. It lies 7 kilometres south of Randfontein, and around 38 kilometres West of Johannesburg. Mohlakeng has now grown about 15% in size in 2012 as compared to 2002. The Executive Mayor of The West Rand District Municipality hails from Mohlakeng. Other well-known people that come from Mohlakeng include:

Terror Mathebula, the WBA Light-weight boxing champion, Oupa Manyisa (Orlando Pirates Football Player) Donald Khuse (Kaizer Chiefs Football Legend), Dr. Mageu (Deceased Kwaito Singer) and the late footballer Patrick Ntsoelengoe.

There are four high schools and eight primary schools in Mohlakeng. The community is served with a Post Office, Police Station, Mohlakeng Medical Centre, a refurbished Ramosa Hall, an all-purpose sports stadium and a Recreation Centre. Mohlakeng is surrounded by Soweto in the East, Randfontein in the North and Westonaria in the South. Mohlakeng is accessible by the R28 Main Reef Road and the R559 Main Road. With the Gauteng Government's Vision 2016, Mohlakeng, together with the surrounding townships an local Municipalities will be merged to create a single Metropolitan Municipality, this includes Mogale City, Randfontein, Merafong City Local Municipality and Westonaria.

Mohlakeng is home to some of the most popular nightlife spots. 649 Pub and Grill, situated on Nandi Street is among these.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Mohlakeng". Census 2011.