Hazyview

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Hazyview
Hazyview is located in Mpumalanga
Hazyview
Hazyview
 Hazyview shown within Mpumalanga
Hazyview is located in South Africa
Hazyview
Hazyview
Hazyview (South Africa)
Hazyview is located in Africa
Hazyview
Hazyview
Hazyview (Africa)
Coordinates: 25°02′35″S 31°07′45″E / 25.04306°S 31.12917°E / -25.04306; 31.12917Coordinates: 25°02′35″S 31°07′45″E / 25.04306°S 31.12917°E / -25.04306; 31.12917
Country South Africa
Province Mpumalanga
District Ehlanzeni
Municipality Mbombela
Area[1]
 • Total 22.69 km2 (8.76 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 4,236
 • Density 190/km2 (480/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 47.7%
 • Coloured 0.9%
 • Indian/Asian 7.4%
 • White 43.1%
 • Other 0.9%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Afrikaans 33.7%
 • Tsonga 19.7%
 • English 16.7%
 • Swazi 9.9%
 • Other 20.0%
Time zone UTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street) 1242
PO box 1242
Area code 013

Hazyview is a lush, sub-tropical farming town in Mpumalanga, South Africa and is renowned for its large banana and macadamia nuts industries, contributing about 20% of South Africa's bananas and 30% of macadamia output. Bordering the Kruger National Park, the town's name is derived from the shimmering haze that occurs during the heat of summer. Most of the province of Mpumalanga's private game reserves are found just east of Hazyview.

History and Demography[edit]

Hazyview is a home of the Tsonga people, who occupy the north-eastern part of this beautiful town along the banks of the Sabie River. To the south of Hazyview, the Swazi people call this their home. While to the north-western part of this town, the Mapulana people and their cultures are to be found. Sepulana, their language, is a mixture of both Xitsonga and Siswati, this is what makes the Mapulana an interesting cultural group in Hazyview.

White Africans also reside in Hazyview. With four cultural groupings in one town, Hazyview is a melting pot of diverse cultures in South Africa's low veld region.

Land Claims[edit]

The Mapulana people are currently claiming the whole north-western part of the town until the town of Sabie, from Hazyview to Sabie, the Mapulana people owned the whole land before they were forcibly removed by colonialists. While the Tsonga people, the custodian of South Africa's big five game, are claiming the whole north-eastern part of Hazyview, in particular all the game reserves east of Hazyview and southern Kruger, such as Skukuza, Pretoriuskop, Satara, Protea Hotel Kruger Gate etc, these were Tsonga lands before they were forcibly removed by greedy colonialists. While the Swazi people are claiming the whole southern part of the town. In areas under land claims, the people were forcibly removed from their land by successive colonial governments.

Geographical information[edit]

Hazyview is 5 kilometers from Phabeni Gate which leads into the Kruger National Park. Hazyview is also a stop on the Panorama Route, a scenic road. Hazyview is situated 60 km from Nelspruit.

References[edit]

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

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