Makwassie, North West


Makwassie, North West

Makwassie is a small farming town situated in North West Province of South Africa that produces maize, sorghum, groundnuts and milk. The word makwassie is a corruption of the San word for an aromatic wild spearmint.

The town claims four distinctions in Transvaal history
* 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 Tswana spelling book and religious tracts
* the oldest town hall - built in 1910


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