Heuningvlei

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Heuningvlei
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Heuningvlei is located in Northern Cape
Heuningvlei
Heuningvlei
 Heuningvlei shown within Northern Cape
Heuningvlei is located in South Africa
Heuningvlei
Heuningvlei
Heuningvlei (South Africa)
Heuningvlei is located in Africa
Heuningvlei
Heuningvlei
Heuningvlei (Africa)
Coordinates: 26°17′28″S 23°10′55″E / 26.291°S 23.182°E / -26.291; 23.182Coordinates: 26°17′28″S 23°10′55″E / 26.291°S 23.182°E / -26.291; 23.182
Country South Africa
Province Northern Cape
District John Taolo Gaetsewe
Municipality Joe Morolong
Area[1]
 • Total 7.90 km2 (3.05 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 2,656
 • Density 340/km2 (870/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 98.9%
 • Coloured 0.3%
 • Indian/Asian 0.6%
 • White 0.2%
 • Other 0.1%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Tswana 92.8%
 • S. Ndebele 2.3%
 • English 1.6%
 • Other 3.2%
Time zone UTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street) 8611
Area code 05492

Heuningvlei is a village in Joe Morolong Local Municipality in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. The name means "the hollow of the bees where water gathers".[2]

Heuningvlei was formerly owned by Turner & Newall.[2] Blue asbestos was mined at Heuningvlei until 1979, and many local residents suffer from asbestos-related diseases.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Heuningvlei". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Multinational Asbestos Miners Have Left a Trail of Deadly Fiber and Dying Workers in South Africa". Multinational Monitor, March 1982. Retrieved 26 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "Heuningvlei Asbestos Interest Group". Health Systems Trust. Retrieved 26 July 2014.