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Hamitown, Skraal
Business district of Hammanskraal
Business district of Hammanskraal
Hammanskraal is located in Gauteng
Hammanskraal is located in South Africa
Coordinates: 25°24′S 28°17′E / 25.400°S 28.283°E / -25.400; 28.283Coordinates: 25°24′S 28°17′E / 25.400°S 28.283°E / -25.400; 28.283
CountrySouth Africa
MunicipalityCity of Tshwane
 • Total7.60 km2 (2.93 sq mi)
 • Total21,345
 • Density2,800/km2 (7,300/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African98.3%
 • Coloured0.3%
 • Indian/Asian0.3%
 • White0.4%
 • Other0.7%
First languages (2011)
 • Tswana46.2%
 • Northern Sotho18.1%
 • Tsonga14.7%
 • Sotho4.3%
 • Other16.7%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
PO box
Area code012

Hammanskraal is a small town in northern Gauteng, South Africa which serves a large community. It was named after Hamman, a cattleman who, to protect his livestock from predators, set up a stockade (a "kraal") here.

The town also serves as a shopping centre and taxi rank, train station for surrounding locations such as Kekana Gardens, Mandela Village, Ramotse, Marokolong, Kanana, Temba, Leboneng, Unit D, Maubane, Portion 9, Majaneng, Bosplaas, Makapanstad, Dilopye, Stinkwater, Refentse Ext,Eersterus,Suurman, Lephengville, Sekampaneng and other nearby villages.

Majaneng in Hammanskraal is a rural village with a chief as its political head. It is also the site of schools such as Tipfuxeni Secondary school, Hammanskraal high school, Mphe Batho Primary School, Thabo Ya Batho Middle and Kgapamadi High School and many more.

The area also hosted a police training college which contributed to a large growth of black policemen in Apartheid South Africa during the late 1980s.[2]

Notable people[edit]

  • Herman Mashaba - Executive Mayor of Johannesburg under the Democratic Alliance (2017). Founder of hair care brand "Black Like Me", comes from Ramotse
  • Aubrey Ngoma - Mamelodi Sundowns player and ex-Cape Town City player comes from a small town called Ramotse.


  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Hammanskraal". Census 2011.
  2. ^ Agnew, V.; Lamb, J. (2009-12-28). Settler and Creole Reenactment. ISBN 9780230244900.