Saturday, September 4, 2010

Phomolong (F 9)

Name: Phomolong

Phomolong township emerged from the forcefully removed old location near Hennenman ... Then the name Phomolong came up, to related to present situation. ...

Welcome to Matjhabeng, pulsing heart of the Free State Goldfields. Situated on top of the gold bearing reefs of the Witwatersrand, Matjhabeng Municipality incorporates the city of Welkom and the towns of Odendaalsrus, Virginia, Hennenman, Allanridge and Ventersburg, with a combined population of more than 400†000 people.

Matjhabeng Municipality came into existence in year 05 December 2000, after 1994 South Africa’s first democratic elections, and incorporated these previously independent municipalities. In addition to these municipalities, former townships such as Meloding, Nyakallong, Kutlwanong, Thabong, Bronville, Harmon, Phomolong and Meloding have been included. Under the administration and protection of Matjhabeng Municipality, significant and continuing advances are being made in improving the infrastructure and living standards of all residents of the area. The majority of the population are employed in the mining sector, which is the economic lifeblood of the region.

The area is rich in South African history, with the first documented settlement of the area in the 1850’s. The area continued to develop as a largely agricultural region, abundant in wildlife.

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