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  • 30,089

  • 8,114

  • 6,1%

  • 45,5%

  • 87,6%

  • 71,7%

Postmansburg was named after Reverend Dirk Postma (1818-1890), who was founder of the Reformed Church. The town started out as a London Missionary Society station called Sibiling, and later became a villiage named Blinkklip. In 1890 it acquired its present name. (GPS coordinates: 28.3065 S, 23.0782 E).

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  • Raper PE. 2004. New dictionary of South African Place Names. Jonathan Ball Publishers.

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Key Statistics 2011

Total population30,089
Young (0-14)28%
Working Age (15-64)67,9%
Elderly (65+)4,1%
Dependency ratio47,3
Sex ratio109,3
Population density190 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+11,3%
Higher education aged 20+6,1%
Matric aged 20+27,2%
Number of households8,114
Average household size3,6
Female headed households32,4%
Formal dwellings70%
Housing owned/paying off46,9%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage71,7%
Weekly refuse removal68,2%
Piped water inside dwelling45,5%
Electricity for lighting87,6%

Place names

Tsantsabane Municipality