Hobhouse, Free State
Hobhouse, Dutch Reformed Church
|• Total||12.6 km2 (4.9 sq mi)|
|• Density||19/km2 (50/sq mi)|
|Racial makeup (2011)|
|• Black African||42.62%|
|First languages (2011)|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (SAST)|
|Postal code (street)|
It has one primary school and one secondary school. The most spoken language is Sesotho. It is a disadvantaged place with bright learners.
Since there are no jobs in Hobhouse, almost everyone leaves or relocate in search for green pastures.
Town 32 km north-east of Wepener and 51 km south-west of Ladybrand, near the Lesotho border. It was laid out on the farm Poortjie in 1912 and attained municipal status in 1913. Named after Emily Hobhouse (1860-1926), author and philanthropist who brought to public notice abuses in concentration camps during the Anglo-Boer War.
- "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 212.
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