Hammanskraal

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Hammanskraal
Business district of Hammanskraal
Business district of Hammanskraal
Hammanskraal is located in Gauteng
Hammanskraal
Hammanskraal
Hammanskraal is located in South Africa
Hammanskraal
Hammanskraal
Hammanskraal is located in Africa
Hammanskraal
Hammanskraal
 Hammanskraal shown within Gauteng
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
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
Municipality City of Tshwane
Area[1]
 • Total 7.60 km2 (2.93 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 21,345
 • Density 2,800/km2 (7,300/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 98.3%
 • Coloured 0.3%
 • Indian/Asian 0.3%
 • White 0.4%
 • Other 0.7%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Tswana 46.2%
 • Northern Sotho 18.1%
 • Tsonga 14.7%
 • Sotho 4.3%
 • Other 16.7%
Postal code (street) 0400
PO box 0400
Area code 012

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 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, 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".
  • Saul Molapo (Footballer)
  • Dimakatso Rebombo (DJ)
  • Aubrey Lekoane (Footballer)
  • Justice Malala (ENCA)
  • George Maupe Matjila (Politician)
  • Doctor Malinga (Musician)
  • Thapelo Aphiri (Actor)
  • Retlametswe Motlhaoleng (aspiring doctor)
  • Tshepo Motshegoa (Bantu soul) (Musician/Actor)
  • Bongani Madondo (Author, Journalist, Social Commentator
  • Jacob Malome Makou (Makhongela) (Politician)
  • Aubrey Ngoma (Footballer)
  • Thomas Hlongwane (Footballer)
  • Martin mouba Seema (Metro police)
  • Kgomotso Kekana(KG) (Aspiring IT Engineer)
  • Saul Kgomotso Molobi (Former South African Consul-General in Milan and now Group Executive: Trade, Investment & Regulations (Gauteng Growth and Development Agency)
  • Stephen Kete Ralekwa (Attorney, Priest and Director: Corporate Law at National Treasury)
  • Robert Sekwele (Business Owner[3], Social Entrepreneur, Politician, IT Trainer, Project Management Practitioner)

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