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Northam is a town in the Waterberg District Municipality in the Limpopo province of South Africa, 54 km [2] south of Thabazimbi.

Northam
Northam is located in Limpopo
Northam
Northam
Northam is located in South Africa
Northam
Northam
Coordinates: 24°57′00″S 27°15′58″E / 24.950°S 27.266°E / -24.950; 27.266Coordinates: 24°57′00″S 27°15′58″E / 24.950°S 27.266°E / -24.950; 27.266
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceLimpopo
DistrictWaterberg
MunicipalityThabazimbi
Government
 • CouncillorTwo days Molefe (ANC)
Area
 • Total3.54 km2 (1.37 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total2,381
 • Density670/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African83.5%
 • Coloured2.1%
 • Indian/Asian1.1%
 • White12.6%
 • Other0.8%
First languages (2011)
 • Tswana42.2%
 • Afrikaans14.7%
 • English8.1%
 • Northern Sotho6.8%
 • Other28.2%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
0360
PO box
0360
Area code014

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HistoryEdit

The town was proclaimed in 1946 by E.H.J. Fulls on the farm Leeukoppie, which belonged to H. Herd, and was originally one of a number of farms allocated to British veterans of the Anglo-Boer war.[3]

EconomyEdit

There are chrome and platinum mines in the area surrounding the town.[3]

Culture and contemporary lifeEdit

Northam is also home to the South African music festival Oppikoppi.[4]:315, which attracts hundreds of artists and thousands of fans every year in August.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Northam". Census 2011.
  2. ^ "Travel distances". saexplorer. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Northham". SA-Venues. Retrieved 12 January 2014.
  4. ^ Erasmus, B.P.J. (2014). On Route in South Africa: Explore South Africa region by region. Jonathan Ball Publishers. p. 401. ISBN 9781920289805.