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Hennenman is located in Free State (South African province)
Hennenman is located in South Africa
Hennenman is located in Africa
 Hennenman shown within Free State
Coordinates: 27°58′S 27°2′E / 27.967°S 27.033°E / -27.967; 27.033Coordinates: 27°58′S 27°2′E / 27.967°S 27.033°E / -27.967; 27.033
Country South Africa
Province Free State
District Lejweleputswa
Municipality Matjhabeng
Established 1927
 • Type Ward 3
 • Councillor Moeketsi Augus Mothege
 • Total 9.8 km2 (3.8 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 24,355
 • Density 2,500/km2 (6,400/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 87.4%
 • Coloured 0.4%
 • Indian/Asian 0.3%
 • White 11.6%
 • Other 0.3%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Sotho 77.3%
 • Afrikaans 12.9%
 • Xhosa 4.0%
 • Sign language 1.4%
 • Other 4.4%
Postal code (street) 9445
PO box 9445
Area code 057

Hennenman is a small town in the Free State goldfields in the Lejweleputswa District Municipality of the Free State province of South Africa. The settlement is unusual for the district as being supported by agriculture rather than the mining industry.


Hennenman, which was built as a single railway station, was formerly denoted as Ventersburg Road. In 1927, it was renamed after local Afrikaner P.F. Hennenman, from Swartpan Farm.

In 1944, black South Africans were confined to a segregated enclave in southern Hennenman. During apartheid, this area was cleared by order of the government and nearly all then-residents relocated to a new township some fifteen kilometres away, Vergenoeg (Afrikaans for "Far enough", now Phomolong).

On 5 December 2000, Hennenman was incorporated into the Matjhabeng Local Municipality with the city of Welkom and the municipalities of Allanridge, Odendaalsrus, Ventersburg and Virginia.

Coat of arms[edit]

Hennenman established a municipality in 1947. The council later assumed a coat of arms, and registered it with the Orange Free State Provincial Administration in January 1958.[2]

The arms were : Vert, three barrulets or between in chief a ripe mealie cob proper between two bezants and in base a cogwheel of the second, i.e. a green shield displaying a mealie cob between two golden discs at the top, three horizontal golden lines across the middle, and a golden cogwheel at the bottom.


  1. ^ a b c d Sum of the Main Places Hennenman and Phomolong from Census 2011.
  2. ^ Orange Free State Official Gazette 5 (24 January 1958).