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  • 3,077

  • 851

  • 14,9%

  • 72,9%

  • 84,7%

  • 38,9%

Vereeniging was developed in 1882 on the farms Klipplaatsdrift and Leeuwkuil following the discovery of coal in the area. It was proclaimed a town in 1892. Its name is Dutch for 'association'. The city is most known for being the place where the Treaty of Vereeniging was signed, ending the Second Boer War (1899

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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 population3,077
Young (0-14)22,7%
Working Age (15-64)71,6%
Elderly (65+)5,7%
Dependency ratio39,6
Sex ratio118,2
Population density118 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+3,7%
Higher education aged 20+14,9%
Matric aged 20+38%
Number of households851
Average household size3,2
Female headed households19,2%
Formal dwellings88,8%
Housing owned/paying off49,8%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage38,9%
Weekly refuse removal88%
Piped water inside dwelling72,9%
Electricity for lighting84,7%

Place names

Midvaal Municipality