Silwerkrans

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Silwerkrans

Tlokweng
Silwerkrans is located in North West (South African province)
Silwerkrans
Silwerkrans
Silwerkrans is located in South Africa
Silwerkrans
Silwerkrans
Coordinates: 25°29′56″S 26°37′48″E / 25.499°S 26.630°E / -25.499; 26.630Coordinates: 25°29′56″S 26°37′48″E / 25.499°S 26.630°E / -25.499; 26.630
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceNorth West
DistrictBojanala
MunicipalityMoses Kotane
Area
 • Total22.61 km2 (8.73 sq mi)
Population
 (2001)[1]
 • Total12,124
 • Density540/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
First languages (2001)
 • Tswana97.65%
 • Xhosa0.54%
 • Sotho0.37%
 • Other1.44%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
PO box
2839
Area code014

Silwerkrans is a village in Bojanala District Municipality in the North West province of South Africa. The village is occupied by the Batlokwa ba ga Bogatsu community. The Batlokwa are thought to have occupied this village around 1820. Kgosi (Chief) Mokalake Bennet Motsatsi of the village passed 13 September 2012. The village Tribal Athourity has still not appointed and inaugurated a new Kgosi for the village. His death was preceded by that of his brother Gabonewe William Motsatsi. Kgosi Motsatsi has a son who has been touted as his successor but to date he has not taken over from his late father. Tlokweng village has different sub-clans (makgotla) and amongst them the following; BaTlokwa ba kwa Masiana, ba kwa Mokgwa, ba kwa RaMoji, ba kwa RraMokgothu, ba kwa Monneng, ba kwa Siko, ba kwa RraSennelo, ba kwa RraMothibe, Bakolobeng ba ga Maloka and others.

Village sections: The village has historically been divided into different sections that were mainly aligned by clans (makgotla). Some of the oldest sections includes Lekubu, Monneng, Ledubeng and RraMothibe. The newer ones includes RraLeoto, Dinngogong, Metejwe, Mothowammona and Mmasebudule.

Education: Tlokweng has three Primary schools and two Junior Secondary schools. The primary schools are Bogatsu Primary School, Thakadu Primary School and Mokalake Primary School. The Secondary schools are Kgosi Bodiba Junior Secondary School and Motlhaputseng High School.

Religion: The village has a rich history of religious activities with the wide practice of Christianity. Tlokweng also has strong traditional and cultural religion. It is still widely common for ancestral practices (ditiro tsa Badimo) to be held within families in the village. Some of the mainstream churches in Tlokweng includes Transvaal Basotho Church (also known as RraBedi), Lutheran Church, Zion Christian Church (ZCC), Apostolic Faith Mission, Pentecostal Holiness Church, Roman Catholic Church, International Pentecostal Christian Church (also known as kwa-Modise) and a wide variety of traditional Zionist Churches. Since the early 1990s there has been a wide proliferation of charismatic Christian churches that in general calls for people to repent and be born again. Some of these churches include El Shadai Ministries and many others using temporary tents as the trademark church gathering facility. Some of the best known preachers in the village includes Reverend Thobedi of Lutheran Church, Reverend Tshinangwe of Pentecostal Holiness Church and the young generation of charismatic churches.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Sub Place Silwerkrans". Census 2001.