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Dutch Reformed Church in Venterstad
Dutch Reformed Church in Venterstad
Venterstad is located in Eastern Cape
 Venterstad shown within Eastern Cape
Venterstad is located in South Africa
Venterstad (South Africa)
Venterstad is located in Africa
Venterstad (Africa)
Coordinates: 30°46′34″S 25°48′00″E / 30.776°S 25.8°E / -30.776; 25.8Coordinates: 30°46′34″S 25°48′00″E / 30.776°S 25.8°E / -30.776; 25.8
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
District Joe Gqabi
Municipality Walter Sisulu
Established 1875
 • Type Local Municipality
 • Total 18.1 km2 (7.0 sq mi)
Elevation 1,290 m (4,230 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 4,989
 • Density 280/km2 (710/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 64.9%
 • Coloured 33.4%
 • Indian/Asian 0.4%
 • White 0.8%
 • Other 0.5%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Xhosa 60.3%
 • Afrikaans 34.6%
 • Sotho 2.1%
 • Other 2.9%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Postal code (street) 9798
PO box 9798
Area code 051-654-

Venterstad is a settlement in Gariep in Joe Gqabi District Municipality in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa.

Town 43 km south-east of Norvalspont and 65 km west of Burgersdorp[2] It was laid out in 1875 and attained municipal status in 1895. Named after the owner of the land on which it was established, Johannes J. T. Venter.[3]

It is one of the smaller towns that currently forms part of the Gariep Local Municipality, with its seat in Burgersdorp. The town and its surrounding areas are served by a 24-hour Primary healthcare clinic (Venterstad Clinic), previously municipality-owned, but since 2010 run by the sub-district office for Health of the Eastern Cape Province. It also supports a mobile clinic and a satellite clinic at Oviston.

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  1. ^ a b c d Sum of the Main Places Venterstad and Nozizwe from Census 2011.
  2. ^ SA Explorer - Venterstad distances
  3. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 456.