Mooinooi

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Mooinooi
Mooinooi is located in South Africa
Mooinooi
Mooinooi
 Mooinooi shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 25°45′S 27°33′E / 25.750°S 27.550°E / -25.750; 27.550Coordinates: 25°45′S 27°33′E / 25.750°S 27.550°E / -25.750; 27.550
Country South Africa
Province North West
District Bojanala
Municipality Madibeng
Area[1]
 • Total 5.59 km2 (2.16 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 4,733
 • Density 850/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 38.0%
 • Coloured 2.9%
 • Indian/Asian 0.2%
 • White 58.4%
 • Other 0.5%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Afrikaans 59.2%
 • Tswana 13.1%
 • English 5.7%
 • Sotho 5.4%
 • Other 16.6%
Postal code (street) 0325
PO box 0325
Area code 014

Mooinooi is a platinum and palladium mining town in the North West province of South Africa, roughly halfway between Brits and Rustenburg.

Formerly a boomtown, the Great Recession has caused the town to go bust.[2] Former miners lost their jobs and local services have gone out of business.

Because of the fall in the platinum prices the mine has almost completely ceased productivity. Crime has also risen dramatically and prostitution has become more common as an alternative to earning money.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Mooinooi". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ "Mooinooi hangs tough". Mail & Guardian. Retrieved 27 January 2014.