Mooinooi

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Mooinooi
Mooinooi is located in North West (South African province)
Mooinooi
Mooinooi
Mooinooi is located in South Africa
Mooinooi
Mooinooi
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
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceNorth West
DistrictBojanala
MunicipalityMadibeng
Area
 • Total5.59 km2 (2.16 sq mi)
Population
(2011)[1]
 • Total4,733
 • Density850/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African38.0%
 • Coloured2.9%
 • Indian/Asian0.2%
 • White58.4%
 • Other0.5%
First languages (2011)
 • Afrikaans59.2%
 • Tswana13.1%
 • English5.7%
 • Sotho5.4%
 • Other16.6%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
0325
PO box
0325
Area code014

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.


References[edit]

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