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Hennenman is located in Free State (South African province)
 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 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 (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.


  1. ^ a b c d Sum of the Main Places Hennenman and Phomolong from Census 2011.