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Steynsburg is located in Eastern Cape
 Steynsburg shown within Eastern Cape
Steynsburg is located in South Africa
Steynsburg (South Africa)
Steynsburg is located in Africa
Steynsburg (Africa)
Coordinates: 31°17′47″S 25°49′22″E / 31.29639°S 25.82278°E / -31.29639; 25.82278Coordinates: 31°17′47″S 25°49′22″E / 31.29639°S 25.82278°E / -31.29639; 25.82278
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
District Joe Gqabi
Municipality Gariep
Established 1872
 • Type Local Municipality
 • Councillor (ANC)
 • Total 17.4 km2 (6.7 sq mi)
Elevation 1,450 m (4,760 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 7,212
 • Density 410/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 80.5%
 • Coloured 14.7%
 • Indian/Asian 0.2%
 • White 3.9%
 • Other 0.6%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Xhosa 74.4%
 • Afrikaans 20.5%
 • English 1.8%
 • Sotho 1.0%
 • Other 2.4%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Postal code (street) 5920
PO box 5920
Area code 048

Steynsburg is a town of the Gariep Local Municipality in Joe Gqabi District Municipality of the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. Steynsburg is located on the intersection of the R56 and R390.

The town lies 64 km south-west of Burgersdorp and 48 km north of Hofmeyr. It developed around the Reformed Church established in 1872 and has been administered by a village management board since 1874. Steynsburg is named after Douwe Gerbrandt Steyn, grandfather of President Paul Kruger.[2]

Steynsburg has a well-established provincial hospital.[3]

Notable Citizens[edit]

Tank van Rooyen


  1. ^ a b c d Sum of the Main Places Khayamnandi and Steynsburg from Census 2011.
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 417. 
  3. ^ Eastern Cape Department of Health website

External links[edit]

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