Hammanskraal

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Hammanskraal
Business district of Hammanskraal
Business district of Hammanskraal
Hammanskraal is located in Gauteng
Hammanskraal
Hammanskraal
 Hammanskraal shown within Gauteng
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Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
Municipality City of Tshwane
Established {{#property:P571}}
Area[1]
 • Total 7.60 km2 (2.93 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 21,345
 • Density 2,800/km2 (7,300/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 98.3%
 • Coloured 0.3%
 • Indian/Asian 0.3%
 • White 0.4%
 • Other 0.7%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Tswana 46.2%
 • Northern Sotho 18.1%
 • Tsonga 14.7%
 • Sotho 4.3%
 • Other 16.7%
Postal code (street) 0400
PO box 0400
Area code 012

Hammanskraal is a small town in northern Gauteng, South Africa which serves a large community. It was named after Hamman, a cattleman who, to protect his livestock from predators, set up a stockade here.

The town also serves as a shopping centre for surrounding locations such as Kekana Gardens, Mandela Village, Ramotse, Marokolong, Kanana, Temba, Leboneng, Unit D, Maubane, Portion 9, Majaneng, Bosplaas, Makapanstad, Dilopye, Suurman, Lephengville, Sekampaneng and other nearby villages. Majaneng in Hammanskraal is a rural village with a chief. It is also the site of schools such as Tipfuxeni Secondary school, Hammanskraal high school, Mphe Batho Primary School, Thabo Ya Batho Middle and Kgapamadi High School and many more.

Notable people

Herman Mashaba

References

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