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Diepgezet
Diepgezet
Diepgezet
Diepgezet
Diepgezet
Coordinates: 26°00′50″S 31°04′30″E / 26.014°S 31.075°E / -26.014; 31.075Coordinates: 26°00′50″S 31°04′30″E / 26.014°S 31.075°E / -26.014; 31.075
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceMpumalanga
DistrictGert Sibande
MunicipalityAlbert Luthuli
Area
 • Total4.89 km2 (1.89 sq mi)
Population
 (2001)[1]
 • Total229
 • Density47/km2 (120/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2001)
 • Black African85.6%
 • Coloured1.3%
 • White13.1%
First languages (2001)
 • Swazi73.8%
 • Afrikaans6.6%
 • English6.6%
 • Xhosa6.6%
 • Other6.6%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)

Diepgezet is a deserted town in Gert Sibande District Municipality in the Mpumalanga province of South Africa.

Formerly an asbestos mining town owned by Msauli and African Chrysotile Asbestos Limited (ACA)[2] before abandonment in 2002 due to the imminent closure of the mine as a result of a proposed ban on the usage of asbestos eventually signed into law in 2008[3]

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Diepgezet". Census 2001.
  2. ^ "History «  Asbestos Trust". asbestostrust.co.za. Retrieved 2018-05-19.
  3. ^ Mafika (2008-03-28). "SA bans all use of asbestos". Brand South Africa. Retrieved 2018-05-19.
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