Sydney on Vaal

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Sydney on Vaal
Sydney on Vaal is located in South Africa
Sydney on Vaal
Sydney on Vaal
 Sydney on Vaal shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 28°26′28″S 24°18′58″E / 28.441°S 24.316°E / -28.441; 24.316Coordinates: 28°26′28″S 24°18′58″E / 28.441°S 24.316°E / -28.441; 24.316
Country South Africa
Province Northern Cape
District Frances Baard
Municipality Dikgatlong
 • Total 0.59 km2 (0.23 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 33
 • Density 56/km2 (140/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 3.0%
 • Coloured 24.2%
 • White 72.7%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Afrikaans 75.8%
 • English 21.2%
 • Xhosa 3.0%

Sydney on Vaal is a town in Frances Baard District Municipality in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. The village lies 30 km northwest of Barkly West and several kilometres south of Delportshoop. It was founded in 1902 and is variously said to be named after Sidney Mendelssohn, Director of the Vaal River Diamond and Exploration Company which owned the land, as well as after its situation on the Vaal River, and after Sydney Shippard, Acting Attorney of the Executive Council of Griqualand West in 1872.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Sydney on Vaal". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 425.