Railway bridge across the Vaal River at Warrenton
|• Total||31.7 km2 (12.2 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,180 m (3,870 ft)|
|• Density||710/km2 (1,800/sq mi)|
|Racial makeup (2011)|
|• Black African||79.6%|
|First languages (2011)|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (SAST)|
|Postal code (street)|
In 1880, a syndicate bought the western portion of the farm Grasbult to irrigate the fertile land and produce vegetables for the diamond fields. The town which grew here was named after Sir Charles Warren. Diamonds were discovered here in 1888 and mining continued to 1926.
Warrenton is situated in the north-eastern part of the Northern Cape province, on the south bank of the Vaal River, approximately 70 kilometres (40 mi) north of Kimberley, the provincial capital.
The town lies just downstream of the Vaalharts Dam, which supplies water to the Vaalharts Irrigation Scheme.
The main Cape Town–Kimberley–Johannesburg railway line also passes through the town, and the line to Mafikeng and Botswana branches off at Fourteen Streams, on the north bank of the Vaal opposite Warrenton.
In the 2011 Census the population of Warrenton, including the township of Ikutseng, was recorded as 22,588 people living in 5,615 households. 80% of the residents described themselves as "Black African", 14% as "Coloured", 5% as "White", and 1% as "Indian or Asian". 67% of the residents of the town speak Setswana as their first language, while 22% speak Afrikaans, 4% speak Xhosa and 2% speak Sotho.
Warrenton is the only town in the Magareng Local Municipality, which covers an area of 1,542 square kilometres (595 sq mi) between the Harts River and the Free State border. The municipal council is controlled by an African National Congress majority; the mayor is Bongile Mhaleni.<ref>"Contact information: Magareng Local Municipality". Government Communication and Information System. Retrieved 13 January 2014.</ref
Jacques Freitag (born 11 June 1982) is a South African high jumper. He is one of only nine athletes (along with Valerie Adams, Usain Bolt, Veronica Campbell-Brown, Yelena Isinbayeva, Kirani James, Jana Pittman, Dani Samuels, and David Storl) to win world championships at the youth, junior, and senior level of an athletic event.
Freitag grew up in Bronkhorstspruit, Gauteng (50 km east of Pretoria). His mother, Hendrina Pieters, was in 1973 a South African high jump champion with a personal best of 1.74 metres.South African Class 10E2
The South African Railways Class 10E2 of 1989 is an electric locomotive.
In 1989 and 1990, the South African Railways placed twenty-five Class 10E2 electric locomotives with a Co-Co wheel arrangement in mainline service.South African Class 18E, Series 1
The Spoornet Class 18E, Series 1 of 2000 is a South African electric locomotive.
Beginning in 2000, Spoornet embarked on a program to rebuild Class 6E1 locomotives to Class 18E, Series 1 locomotives. Most of the Class 6E1s which had previously been reclassified or modified to Class 16E or Class 17E respectively were rebuilt to Class 18E as well.South African Class 18E, Series 2
The Transnet Freight Rail Class 18E, Series 2 of 2009 is a South African electric locomotive.
In 2000, Spoornet embarked on a program to rebuild Class 6E1, Series 6 to 11 locomotives to Class 18E, Series 1 locomotives. Most of the Class 6E1s which had previously been reclassified or modified to Class 16E or Class 17E respectively were rebuilt to Class 18E as well. Rebuilding to Series 1 locomotives ceased in 2009, with 446 units rebuilt.Commencing in late 2009, all further rebuilt Class 6E1 locomotives for Transnet Freight Rail and the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa were designated Class 18E, Series 2. These were rebuilt from Class 6E1, Series 2 to 8 locomotives and from one Class 18E, Series 1.South African Class 34-900
The South African Railways Class 34-900 of 1980 is a diesel-electric locomotive.
In 1980 and 1981, the South African Railways placed thirty Class 34-900 General Electric type U26C diesel-electric locomotives in service.South African Class 6E1, Series 5
The South African Railways Class 6E1, Series 5 of 1974 was an electric locomotive.
Between 1974 and 1976, the South African Railways placed one hundred Class 6E1, Series 5 electric locomotives with a Bo-Bo wheel arrangement in mainline service. One of them was later withdrawn from revenue service for use as an experimental 25 kV AC locomotive.South African Class 6E1, Series 6
The South African Railways Class 6E1, Series 6 of 1976 was an electric locomotive.
In 1976 and 1977, the South African Railways placed one hundred Class 6E1, Series 6 electric locomotives with a Bo-Bo wheel arrangement in mainline service.Vaalharts Commando
Vaalharts Commando was a light infantry regiment of the South African Army. It formed part of the South African Army Infantry Formation as well as the South African Territorial Reserve.Vehicle registration plates of South Africa
South African number plates are unique in each of the provinces. Each province has their own number plate design and colours, as well as numbering scheme.Vittorio Leonardi
Vittorio Leonardi (born 2 January 1977) is a South African comedian and actor. As a comedian, he has performed as a member of Joe Parker's Comedy Express, as well as performing improvisational theatre with Joe Parker's Improv Express, and has appeared on stages in Witbank, Pretoria, Johannesburg, Vereeniging, Bloemfontein, Kimberley, Pietermaritzburg, Durban and Cape Town. In television, he has appeared in the Laugh Out Loud (2005) series as part of the team that pranked South African comedian and show host Jeremy Mansfield, and as a shady gun dealer on the show One Way (2006).
Leonardi appeared in the 2007 New York Underground Comedy Festival.In 2008, he received nominations in the Acappella Comedy Industry Awards, and received the Trusty Steed Award for the most reliable and dependable comic, and the Scribe Award for fastest turnaround of new material.In May 2009, he became the head writer for and one of the performers in the political satire show, The Last Say on Sunday, hosted by Darren Maule, and aired on SABC 3.Also in 2009, he appeared in the Academy Award-nominated science-fiction movie District 9.In January 2011 he became a script writer for SABC 1’s popular celebrity gossip show The Real Goboza Reloaded.In 2012, Vittorio penned a one man show entitled Vittorio's Secret, which was first performed at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown. In the same year he was nominated for a Comics Choice Award in the Times Comic Pen Award Category.Warrenton
Warrenton is the name of several places worldwide:
In South AfricaWarrenton, Northern CapeIn United StatesWarrenton, Georgia
Warrenton, Indiana (extinct)
Warrenton, Indiana (unincorporated town)
Warrenton, MissouriWarrenton High School (Missouri), a school located in Warrenton, MissouriWarrenton, North Carolina
Warrenton Training Center, a Central Intelligence Agency communications facility in Virginia
Places adjacent to Warrenton, Northern Cape
District seat: Kimberley