Sibasa

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Sibasa
Sibasa is located in South Africa
Sibasa
Sibasa
 Sibasa shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 22°55′55″S 30°28′01″E / 22.932°S 30.467°E / -22.932; 30.467Coordinates: 22°55′55″S 30°28′01″E / 22.932°S 30.467°E / -22.932; 30.467
Country South Africa
Province Limpopo
District Vhembe
Municipality Thulamela
Area[1]
 • Total 3.39 km2 (1.31 sq mi)
Population (2001)[1]
 • Total 4,314
 • Density 1,300/km2 (3,300/sq mi)
Postal code (street) 0970
PO box 0970
Area code 015

Sibasa is a town in Limpopo Province, South Africa and the former capital city of the Venda bantustan. When Venda was declared independent in 1979, the capital was moved to Thohoyandou.

Town 72 km north-north-east of Louis Trichardt. It was named after a Venda chief, Tshivhase.[2]

sibasarences==

  1. ^ a b "Sub Place Sibasa". Census 2001. 
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 404. 

Sibasa is a town in Limpopo Province, South Africa and the former capital city of the Venda bantustan. When Venda was declared independent in 1979, the capital was moved to Thohoyandou, which is just about 5 km away. The town is 84 km north-north-east of Makhado (Louis Trichardt) and 49 km north of Dzanani town. It was named after a Venda chief, Tshivhase,[2] The original name of the town was Tshivhase, who is one of the royals in Venda; although the town is in fact situated within the Mphaphuli territory.