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Wolmaransstad

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Country  South Africa
District  Dr Kenneth Kaunda
Postal code (street)  2630
Local time  Wednesday 5:26 AM
Province  North West
Municipality  Maquassi Hills
PO box  2630
Area code  018
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Weather  14°C, Wind N at 6 km/h, 76% Humidity

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Wolmaransstad (Afrikaans for "Wolmarans City") is a maize-farming town situated on the N12 between Johannesburg and Kimberley in North West Province of South Africa. The town lies in an important alluvial diamond-mining area and it is the main town of the Maquassi Hills Local Municipality.

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Map of Wolmaransstad, South Africa

Town 245 km south-west of Johannesburg and 56 km north-east of Bloemhof. It was laid out on the farms Rooderand and Vlakfontein in 1888, and proclaimed a town in 1891. Named after Jacobus M. A. Wolmarans, then member of the Executive Council.

Wolmaransstad originated in 1891 on the banks of the Makwasi River (San word for a type of wild spearmint) and takes its name from J. M. A. Wolmarans, a volksraad councilman.

Wolmaransstad serves a large community and is an important diamond buying centre.

The Dutch Reformed church building was designed by Gerard Moerdijk.

Tourist attractions

  • Broadbent Mission Station
  • Digger's Diamond route
  • Makwassierante Conservation Area
  • Wolwespruit Dam Nature Reserve
  • Notable people

  • Bernardus Gerhardus Fourie (AKA Brand Fourie, 1916–2008), born in Wolmaransstad, South African politician
  • Wim Erasmus, South African singer
  • Nel-marie Erasmus, Wim's daughter, and wife of Riaan Nolan
  • References

    Wolmaransstad Wikipedia


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