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  • 1,430

  • 450

  • 11,3%

  • 67,1%

  • 79,5%

  • 97,3%

Fauresmith was established in 1850 on the farm Sannah's Poort and was named after two individuals: moderator of the Dutch Reformed Church, Philip Eduard Faure, and Sir Harry Smith, Governor of the Cape. (GPS coordinates: 29.7525 S, 25.3184 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 population1,430
Young (0-14)26,2%
Working Age (15-64)65,1%
Elderly (65+)8,7%
Dependency ratio53,5
Sex ratio97,6
Population density27 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+16,1%
Higher education aged 20+11,3%
Matric aged 20+28,3%
Number of households450
Average household size2,7
Female headed households36,9%
Formal dwellings77,6%
Housing owned/paying off32,9%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage97,3%
Weekly refuse removal96%
Piped water inside dwelling67,1%
Electricity for lighting79,5%

Place names

Kopanong Municipality