Soebatsfontein

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Soebatsfontein
Soebatsfontein is located in Northern Cape
Soebatsfontein
Soebatsfontein
Soebatsfontein is located in South Africa
Soebatsfontein
Soebatsfontein
Coordinates: 30°07′01″S 17°34′59″E / 30.117°S 17.583°E / -30.117; 17.583Coordinates: 30°07′01″S 17°34′59″E / 30.117°S 17.583°E / -30.117; 17.583
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceNorthern Cape
DistrictNamakwa
MunicipalityKamiesberg
Area
 • Total0.42 km2 (0.16 sq mi)
Population
(2011)[1]
 • Total276
 • Density660/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Coloured97.8%
 • Indian/Asian0.4%
 • White1.8%
First languages (2011)
 • Afrikaans96.4%
 • Tswana1.8%
 • Other1.8%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
PO box
8257

Soebatsfontein is a settlement in Namakwa District Municipality in the Northern Cape province of South Africa.

Settlement 80 km south-west of Springbok and 48 km north-west of Kamieskroon. The name, Afrikaans for ‘begging or pleading fountain’, dates from an incident about 1898 in which Hendrik S(t)ievert, a farmhand, was murdered by San in spite of his begging for mercy.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Soebatsfontein". Census 2011.
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 409.