Sheepmoor

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Sheepmoor
Sheepmoor is located in Mpumalanga
Sheepmoor
Sheepmoor
Sheepmoor is located in South Africa
Sheepmoor
Sheepmoor
Coordinates: 26°43′7″S 30°17′56″E / 26.71861°S 30.29889°E / -26.71861; 30.29889Coordinates: 26°43′7″S 30°17′56″E / 26.71861°S 30.29889°E / -26.71861; 30.29889
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceMpumalanga
DistrictGert Sibande
MunicipalityMsukaligwa
Area
 • Total1.93 km2 (0.75 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total2,727
 • Density1,400/km2 (3,700/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African98.2%
 • Coloured0.1%
 • Indian/Asian0.6%
 • White1.0%
 • Other0.2%
First languages (2011)
 • Zulu91.4%
 • Swazi2.8%
 • Afrikaans1.4%
 • English1.4%
 • Other3.0%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
2352
PO box
2352
Area code017

Sheepmoor is a town in Gert Sibande District Municipality in the Mpumalanga province of South Africa.

The small village of Sheepmoor is known for the case of Sandra Laing, who in 1966 was reclassified from white to coloured by the apartheid government. The Sunday Times newspaper reported that parents of pupils at Sheepmoor school were threatening to withdraw their children if she was admitted to the school.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Sheepmoor". Census 2011.
  2. ^ "Sheepmoor, Mpumalanga". SA Travel Directory. Retrieved 4 January 2014.