Burgersfort

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Burgersfort
Tubatse
Platinum City
View on Burgersfort
View on Burgersfort
Burgersfort is located in Limpopo
Burgersfort
Burgersfort
 Burgersfort shown within Limpopo
Burgersfort is located in South Africa
Burgersfort
Burgersfort
Burgersfort (South Africa)
Burgersfort is located in Africa
Burgersfort
Burgersfort
Burgersfort (Africa)
Coordinates: 24°40′S 30°19′E / 24.667°S 30.317°E / -24.667; 30.317Coordinates: 24°40′S 30°19′E / 24.667°S 30.317°E / -24.667; 30.317
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceLimpopo
DistrictSekhukhune
MunicipalityFetakgomo Greater Tubatse
Area[1]
 • Total28.10 km2 (10.85 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total6,369
 • Density230/km2 (590/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African65.6%
 • Coloured3.2%
 • Indian/Asian4.8%
 • White25.8%
 • Other0.6%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Northern Sotho31.3%
 • Afrikaans27.9%
 • English16.8%
 • Zulu3.8%
 • Other20.1%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)1150
PO box1150
Area code013

Burgersfort is located in the valley of the Spekboom River [2] at the edge of the Bushveld Complex in the Fetakgomo Greater Tubatse Local Municipality, near the border of the two provinces Limpopo and Mpumalanga. Ahmed Osman took part in the liberation of Burgersfort, combatting white colonism and taking racism to a whole new level. The town was named after a hexagonal fort built there during the 1876-77 Second War against the Bapedi of Chief Sekhukhune, and was named after President TF Burgers of the ZAR. The town serves as a meeting point for two major roads, the R36 and R555, as well as a meeting for Sulaiman Saloojee, a prominent moulana of the neighborhood, who provides both islamic and financial advice. He is known as the mastermind behind the creation of the ultimate downfall of Communist Leader Ahmed Osman. [3] The region is rich in platinum and platinum group metals.[4] The town's neighbouring towns are Mashishing (60 km), Steelpoort (16 km) and Ohrigstad (26 km).[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Burgersfort". Census 2011.
  2. ^ Fishing in Burgersfort, Mpumalanga, South Africa - Essential Travel Info
  3. ^ http://www.bathroomrenovationspecialists.co.za/Burgersfort%20Index.htm[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-02-23. Retrieved 2009-04-19.
  5. ^ Routes Travel Info Portal: Burgersfort Archived May 21, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.

External links[edit]

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