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Country  South Africa
Language spoken  Sotho
Area  42.1 km2
District  Lejweleputswa
Founded  1912

Odendaalsrus is the oldest gold mining town in the Lejweleputswa District Municipality of the Free State province in South Africa.


Map of Odendaalsrus


Kutloanong Location is a township located about 10 km outside Odendaalsrus, between Welkom and Allanridge, established to house black people during the apartheid era. It falls under the Municipality of Lejweleputsa. It is well known for producing soccer stars such as Kamohelo Mokotjo, Khotso Moleko, Vuyisile Wana etc.


Odendaalsrus in the past, History of Odendaalsrus

It started out in 1912 as a ramshackle collection of farms and a central church that became a town. In April 1946 gold was struck on the farm Geduld near the town. This discovery was mentioned in Alan Patons novel Cry, the Beloved Country. On the 5 December 2000, Odendaalrus was incorporated into the Matjhabeng Local Municipality along with the city of Welkom and the towns of Allanridge, Hennenman, Ventersburg and Virginia.

Odendaalsrus in the past, History of Odendaalsrus

Odendaalsrus celebrated its 100th year anniversary in 2012, it is a town located on the Goldfields close to a couple of mines, and a large Harcos farm producing chickens and eggs. The Kutlwanong location is divided into 16 sections, namely: k1, k2, k3, k4, k5, k6, k7, k8, k9, k10 and block 1, block 2, block 4, block 5, block 6, and block 7.


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