Mohlakeng

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Mohlakeng
Didi
Mohlakeng is located in Gauteng
Mohlakeng
Mohlakeng
Mohlakeng is located in South Africa
Mohlakeng
Mohlakeng
Mohlakeng is located in Africa
Mohlakeng
Mohlakeng
 Mohlakeng shown within Gauteng
Coordinates: 26°13′32″S 27°41′49″E / 26.22556°S 27.69694°E / -26.22556; 27.69694Coordinates: 26°13′32″S 27°41′49″E / 26.22556°S 27.69694°E / -26.22556; 27.69694
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
District West Rand
Municipality [[Rand West City Local Municipality Local Municipality|Rand West City Local Municipality]]
Area[1]
 • Total 7.20 km2 (2.78 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 55,033
 • Density 7,600/km2 (20,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 98.7%
 • Coloured 0.7%
 • Indian/Asian 0.1%
 • White 0.3%
 • Other 0.2%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Tswana 55.0%
 • Xhosa 12.6%
 • Zulu 9.3%
 • Sotho 7.2%
 • Other 15.9%
Postal code (street) 1759
PO box 1766

Mohlakeng is a township west of Johannesburg in Gauteng, South Africa. A local authority was established in 1984. Mohlakeng is where the large part of the Randfontein population is situated. It lies 7 kilometres south of Randfontein, and around 38 kilometres West of Johannesburg. Mohlakeng has now grown about 15% in size in 2012 as compared to 2002. The former Executive Mayor of The West Rand District Municipality hails from Mohlakeng. Other well-known people that come from Mohlakeng include:

Terror Mathebula, the first African World WBA Light-Weight Boxing Champion, Oupa Manyisa, Donald Khuse, the late footballer Patrick Ntsoelengoe and Roger Majafa amongst others.

There are four high schools and eight primary schools in Mohlakeng. The community is served with a Post Office, Police Station, Mohlakeng Medical Centre, a refurbished Ramosa Hall, an all-purpose sports stadium and a Recreation Centre. Mohlakeng is surrounded by Soweto in the East, Randfontein in the North and Westonaria in the South. Mohlakeng is accessible by the R28 Main Reef Road and the R559 Main Road.

Mohlakeng is home to some of the most popular nightlife spots. 649 Pub and Grill, situated on Nandi Street is among these.

References[edit]

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