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Bophelong is located in Gauteng
Bophelong is located in South Africa
Bophelong is located in Africa
 Bophelong shown within Gauteng
Coordinates: 26°41′S 27°48′E / 26.683°S 27.800°E / -26.683; 27.800Coordinates: 26°41′S 27°48′E / 26.683°S 27.800°E / -26.683; 27.800
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
District Sedibeng
Municipality Emfuleni
 • Total 9.67 km2 (3.73 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 46,089
 • Density 4,800/km2 (12,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 99.1%
 • Coloured 0.5%
 • Indian/Asian 0.1%
 • White 0.1%
 • Other 0.3%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Sotho 69.4%
 • Xhosa 10.7%
 • Zulu 9.3%
 • Afrikaans 1.7%
 • Other 9.0%
Postal code (street) 1911/1913
PO box 1913

Bophelong meaning 'a place of life' is a township near Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng, South Africa. It was established in 1955 to house black residents who worked in Vanderbijlpark and Vereeniging.

The location has now been extended by another location right next to it called Muvhango with 17 extensions. As big as the location is, it has only 1 clinic, library, satellite police station, 4 secondary schools and 5 primary schools. The municipality announced in early 2016 that they will build a shopping complex in the location between Extension 14 and Extension 15, which will be called Bophelong Mall. In 2017 during the meeting of the budget, public participation and the Integrated Development Plan (IDP) 2017/2021, these rumors were dismissed, "Nquba dismissed rumours about a new mall was going to be built in Bophelong. He said the billboard that has been put up about the mall being built was made by ‘chancers’ adding that once there’s information on this, everyone, including the stakeholders will be made aware."


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