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  • 3,134

  • 891

  • 11,7%

  • 69,1%

  • 85%

  • 69,5%

Brandfort was established on 30 October 1866, on the farm Keerom. The town was named after J H Brand (1823-1888), fourth President of the Republic. It is also claimed that the town got its name from the demise of a nearby fort which was burnt down. (GPS coordinates: 28.6945 S, 26.4545 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 population3,134
Young (0-14)23,7%
Working Age (15-64)64,9%
Elderly (65+)11,4%
Dependency ratio54
Sex ratio109,4
Population density116 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+6%
Higher education aged 20+11,7%
Matric aged 20+34%
Number of households891
Average household size3
Female headed households28,3%
Formal dwellings73,7%
Housing owned/paying off55,6%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage69,5%
Weekly refuse removal63,5%
Piped water inside dwelling69,1%
Electricity for lighting85%

Place names

Masilonyana Municipality