Ogies

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Ogies
Ogies is located in South Africa
Ogies
Ogies
 Ogies shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 26°3′2″S 29°3′9″E / 26.05056°S 29.05250°E / -26.05056; 29.05250Coordinates: 26°3′2″S 29°3′9″E / 26.05056°S 29.05250°E / -26.05056; 29.05250
Country South Africa
Province Mpumalanga
District Nkangala
Municipality Emalahleni
Area[1]
 • Total 1.95 km2 (0.75 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 1,230
 • Density 630/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 76.7%
 • Coloured 3.4%
 • Indian/Asian 2.3%
 • White 15.4%
 • Other 2.2%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Zulu 33.1%
 • Afrikaans 17.0%
 • English 9.6%
 • Sotho 9.5%
 • Other 30.7%
Postal code (street) 2230
PO box 2230
Area code 013

Ogies is a settlement in Nkangala District Municipality in the Mpumalanga province of South Africa.

Coal-mining town 29km south-west of Witbank and 70km north-east of Springs. It was laid out in 1928 on the farm Oogiesfontein, 'fountain with many "eyes" or springs'. The name is derived from that of the farm.[2]

African Exploration Mining and Finance Corporation built its first coal mine at Vlakfontein, near Ogies, which was completed in January 2011. It mostly supplies coal to the nearby Kendal power station.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Ogies". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 345. 
  3. ^ "AEMFC readies for second mine as losses mount". Mining MX. 18 October 2012. Retrieved 1 February 2013.