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  • 99,787

  • 33,689

  • 22%

  • 84,2%

  • 93,6%

  • 93,1%

Vereeniging was developed in 1882 on the farms Klipplaatsdrift and Leeuwkuil following the discovery of coal in the area. It was proclaimed a town in 1892. Its name is Dutch for 'association'. The city is most known for being the place where the Treaty of Vereeniging was signed, ending the Second Boer War (1899

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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 population99,787
Young (0-14)20%
Working Age (15-64)73,2%
Elderly (65+)6,8%
Dependency ratio36,6
Sex ratio100,5
Population density530 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+1,9%
Higher education aged 20+22%
Matric aged 20+40,7%
Number of households33,689
Average household size2,7
Female headed households34%
Formal dwellings93,5%
Housing owned/paying off45,2%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage93,1%
Weekly refuse removal90,6%
Piped water inside dwelling84,2%
Electricity for lighting93,6%

Place names

Emfuleni Municipality