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Wolmaransstad

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Wolmaransstad is a maize-farming town situated on the N12 between Johannesburg and Kimberley in North West Province of South Africa. The town lies in an important alluvial diamond-mining area and it is the main town of the Maquassi Hills Local Municipality.Town 245 km south-west of Johannesburg and 56 km north-east of Bloemhof. It was laid out on the farms Rooderand and Vlakfontein in 1888, and proclaimed a town in 1891. Named after Jacobus M. A. Wolmarans, then member of the Executive Council.Wolmaransstad originated in 1891 on the banks of the Makwasi River and takes its name from J. M. A. Wolmarans, a volksraad councilman.Wolmaransstad serves a large community and is an important diamond buying centre.The Dutch Reformed church building was designed by Gerard Moerdijk.Tourist attractionsBroadbent Mission StationDigger's Diamond routeMakwassierante Conservation AreaWolwespruit Dam Nature ReserveNotable people Bernardus Gerhardus Fourie, born in Wolmaransstad, South African politician Wim Erasmus, South African singer Nel-marie Erasmus, Wim's daughter, and wife of Riaan Nolan
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