Taaibos Lifestyle Estate is a new developing estate in the Free State province of South Africa and part of the Metsimaholo Local Municipality.

Taaibos Lifestyle Estate
Taaibos Lifestyle Estate is located in Free State (South African province)
Taaibos Lifestyle Estate
Taaibos Lifestyle Estate
Taaibos Lifestyle Estate is located in South Africa
Taaibos Lifestyle Estate
Taaibos Lifestyle Estate
Coordinates: 26°54′40″S 27°53′28″E / 26.911°S 27.891°E / -26.911; 27.891Coordinates: 26°54′40″S 27°53′28″E / 26.911°S 27.891°E / -26.911; 27.891
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceFree State
DistrictFezile Dabi
MunicipalityMetsimaholo
Established1948
Government
 • Private OwnerLSP Group
Area
 • Total6.34 km2 (2.45 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total1,059
 • Density170/km2 (430/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African11.9%
 • Coloured2.8%
 • Indian/Asian0.8%
 • White83.9%
 • Other0.5%
First languages (2011)
 • Afrikaans82.0%
 • English7.3%
 • Sotho7.0%
 • Zulu1.5%
 • Other2.3%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
1946
PO box
1946
Area code016
Websitewww.taaiboslifestyleestate.co.za

Taaibos Lifestyle Estate is a former coal-mining village located between Sasolburg and Heilbron,[2] and is home to two decommissioned power stations, Taaibos and Highveld, inactive since 1994.[3] Directly translated from Afrikaans to English, the name literally means "power source".

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Taaibos Lifestyle Estate". Census 2011.
  2. ^ "Free State candidate for first dedicated cargo airport in SA". Free State Business Bulletin. Archived from the original on 3 September 2014. Retrieved 29 August 2014.
  3. ^ "Taaibos Power Station". Eskom. Retrieved 29 August 2014.