Sannieshof

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Sannieshof
Sannieshof is located in North West (South African province)
Sannieshof
Sannieshof
Sannieshof is located in South Africa
Sannieshof
Sannieshof
Coordinates: 26°32′S 25°48′E / 26.533°S 25.800°E / -26.533; 25.800Coordinates: 26°32′S 25°48′E / 26.533°S 25.800°E / -26.533; 25.800
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceNorth West
DistrictNgaka Modiri Molema
MunicipalityTswaing
Established1928
Area
 • Total5.42 km2 (2.09 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total11,016
 • Density2,000/km2 (5,300/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African89.3%
 • Coloured2.1%
 • Indian/Asian0.4%
 • White7.7%
 • Other0.5%
First languages (2011)
 • Tswana80.9%
 • Afrikaans8.2%
 • Xhosa3.4%
 • English1.7%
 • Other5.9%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
2760
PO box
2760
Area code018

Sannieshof is a small farming town situated in North West Province of South Africa. It started as a post office to serve the farms in the district and was named in honour of the first postmaster, John Voorendijk's wife Sannie. The village is 40 km north-east of Delareyville and 38 km north-west of Ottosdal. It is also close (20 km) to Baberspan which is a water bird sanctuary and a fishing mecca.

History[edit]

The name was bestowed by John Voorendijk in 1920 who was postmaster of Lichtenburg, in honour of his wife Sannie (née De Beer), whom he married in 1904.[2] In 1928, land was sold to form a village that was named Roosville after a local politician Tielman Roos.[3]: 317  The name was disliked and the town regained its original name in 1952.[3]: 317 

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Sannieshof". Census 2011.
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 398.
  3. ^ a b Erasmus, B.P.J. (2014). On Route in South Africa: Explore South Africa region by region. Jonathan Ball Publishers. p. 401. ISBN 9781920289805.