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  • 1,281

  • 447

  • 11,2%

  • 93,1%

  • 98,7%

  • 98,4%

Wepener was established as a buffer against the Basotho and acquired a village management board in 1875. It was named after Lourens Jacobus (Louw) Wepener (1812-1865), who was killed in battle on 15 August 1865 while trying to storm Thaba Bosigo, the stronghold of Moshoeshoe I. (GPS coordinates: 29.7255 S, 27.0284 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 population1,281
Young (0-14)30,1%
Working Age (15-64)63,2%
Elderly (65+)6,8%
Dependency ratio58,3
Sex ratio96,9
Population density35 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+4,3%
Higher education aged 20+11,2%
Matric aged 20+31,4%
Number of households447
Average household size2,9
Female headed households43,6%
Formal dwellings97,3%
Housing owned/paying off72,9%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage98,4%
Weekly refuse removal55%
Piped water inside dwelling93,1%
Electricity for lighting98,7%

Place names

Naledi Municipality