Buysdorp

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Buysdorp
Buysdorp
Buysdorp
Buysdorp is located in Limpopo
Buysdorp
Buysdorp
Buysdorp is located in South Africa
Buysdorp
Buysdorp
Coordinates: 23°03′58″S 29°24′00″E / 23.066°S 29.4°E / -23.066; 29.4Coordinates: 23°03′58″S 29°24′00″E / 23.066°S 29.4°E / -23.066; 29.4
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceLimpopo
DistrictVhembe
MunicipalityMakhado
Area
 • Total21.67 km2 (8.37 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total629
 • Density29/km2 (75/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African43.2%
 • Coloured56.8%
First languages (2011)
 • Afrikaans56.8%
 • Northern Sotho12.3%
 • Sotho8.8%
 • Venda6.8%
 • Other15.3%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
0923
PO box
0923

Buysdorp is a village in Makhado Local Municipality in the Limpopo province of South Africa.

A rural coloured community located 14 km from Vivo, on the R522 road to Louis Trichardt, Buysdorp was named after Coenraad de Buys, the “King of the Bastards” in Sarah Millin's fictional account of his life.[2]

In 1888, President Paul Kruger granted 11,000 hectares of land to the Buys family for services rendered to the Transvaal Republic; they have retained this land ever since. The community are relatively self-sufficient because of their independent water supply and subsistence farming, and they maintain their own roads; as a result, they have remained comparatively insular.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Buysdorp". Census 2011.
  2. ^ a b Ebersohn, Kathleen (2012). "Ways of Loving: Being Coloured, Being a Man in Buysdorp" (PDF). University of the Witwatersrand. Retrieved 8 January 2014.