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Ladybrand is a small agricultural town in the Free State province of South Africa, situated 18 km from Maseru, the capital of Lesotho. Ladybrand is one of five towns that forms the Mantsopa Local Municipality. Founded in 1867 following the Basotho Wars, it was named after Lady (Catharina) Brand, the wife of the president of the Orange Free State, Johannes Brand.
|• Total||46.0 km2 (17.8 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,578 m (5,177 ft)|
|• Density||560/km2 (1,500/sq mi)|
|Racial makeup (2011)|
|• Black African||88.4%|
|First languages (2011)|
|• Sign language||1.3%|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (SAST)|
|Postal code (street)|
The settlement of Ladybrand was created by Voortrekkers to give them control over the territories conquered and captured after the above-mentioned Basotho war. In 1900, during the Second Anglo-Boer War, Ladybrand came under the control of the British.
- Nicolaas Johannes Diederichs - State President of South Africa from 1975 to 1978.
- Kobie Coetsee - South African lawyer, National Party politician and administrator as well as a negotiator during the country's transition to democracy.
- Lehlohonolo Majoro - Cape Town City FC Striker 1986-present
- Lefa Tsutsulupa - Morokwa Swallows middlefielder 1975-2013
- Dulcie van den Bergh (born Smit) (1928-97),the actress, lived in Ladybrand as a child with her brother Stefaans (Stephanus Johannes Petrus) and sister Annemie. Parents were Anna Elisabeth (Venter) and Stephanus Johannes SMIT.
- "Chronological order of town establishment in South Africa based on Floyd (1960:20-26)" (PDF). pp. xlv–lii.
- Sum of the Main Places Manyatseng and Ladybrand from Census 2011.
- Mantsopa Local Municipality Retrieved 2010-09-11.
- Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). Encyclopædia Britannica. 16 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 62. .
- "About Ladybrand". propertyladybrand.co.za. Retrieved 2016-11-07.