- Makwassie, North West
Makwassie is a small farming
townsituated in North West Provinceof South Africathat produces maize, sorghum, groundnuts and milk. The word makwassie is a corruption of the Sanword for an aromatic wild spearmint.
The town claims four distinctions in
* the first Christian mission station north of the
Vaal River- built by Wesleyans Samuel Broadbent and Thomas Hogson in 1822.
* the first white person born - July 1823
* the first printed matter - a
Tswanaspelling book and religious tracts
* the oldest town hall - built in 1910
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