|District||Dr Kenneth Kaunda|
|Municipality||City of Matlosana|
|• Total||7.63 km2 (2.95 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,900/km2 ( 5,000/sq mi)|
|Racial makeup (2001)|
|• Black African||14.4%|
|First languages (2001)|
|Time zone||SAST (UTC+2)|
Stilfontein was established in 1949 as a residential centre for three large gold mines, the Hartebeesfontein, Buffelsfontein and Stilfontein mines.
Stilfontein was struck by a mining-related earthquake in 9 March 2005, which damaged buildings in the town, which was followed by the closure of the Hartebeesfontein and Buffelsfontein when the Stilfontein Gold Mining was handed over into liquidation. The Simmer and Jack Mines took over the mines but disaster struck again on 23 March 2006 when a fire trapped 8 miners underground at the Buffelsfontein mine.
According to the 2001 Census, the population of Stilfontein was 14,708. The racial distribution was as follows: 84.9% White, 14.2% Black, 0.8% Coloured and 0.1% Asian. The population density was 1,717 persons per km² (663 persons per mi²). The white population is very likely to have been undercounted, a common problem with the 2001 census.
Tourist attractions 
- Hartebeesfontein Gold Mine
- Annual Rose Festival in spring
- "Main Place Stilfontein". Census 2001.
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