Whites, Free State

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Coordinates: 28°S27°E / 28°S 27°E / -28; 27 Coordinates: 28°S27°E / 28°S 27°E / -28; 27
Country South Africa
Province Free State
District Lejweleputswa
Municipality Matjhabeng
  Total3.46 km2 (1.34 sq mi)
(2011) [1]
  Density110/km2 (270/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
   Black African 95.9%
   Coloured 3.0%
   Indian/Asian 0.3%
   White 0.8%
First languages (2011)
   Sotho 84.4%
   Afrikaans 4.6%
   Sign language 4.4%
   Xhosa 4.1%
Time zone UTC+2 (SAST)

Whites is a settlement in Lejweleputswa District Municipality in the Free State province of South Africa.

Lejweleputswa District Municipality District municipality in Free State, South Africa

Lejweleputswa is one of the 5 districts of Free State province of South Africa. The seat of Lejweleputswa is Welkom. The majority of its 657 019 people speak Sotho. The district code is DC18.

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Located near Hennenman, the settlement was the site of a cement factory of the Whites South Africa Cement Company dating back to 1913. [2] The company is now owned by Lafarge as part of its South African division. [3]

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  1. 1 2 3 4 "Main Place Whites". Census 2011.
  2. John Brett Cohen (1984). Industrial South Africa: the great achievement. Industrial Pub. Corp. p. 73. ISBN   978-0-620-06596-2.
  3. "Lafarge Lichtenburg Cement Works" (PDF). Lafarge. Retrieved 29 August 2014.