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NOUPOORT,NORTHERN CAPE,SOUTH AFRICA
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Coordinates: 31°11′S 24°57′E / 31.183°S 24.950°E
Country South Africa
Province Northern Cape
District Pixley ka Seme
Municipality Umsobomvu
Area [1]
• Total 10.2 km 2 (3.9 sq mi)
Elevation 1,494 m (4,902 ft)
Population (2011) [1]
• Total 7,848
• Density 770/km 2 (2,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011) [1]
• Black African 54.0%
• Coloured 41.5%
• Indian /
Asian 0.5%
• White 3.7%
• Other 0.2%
First languages (2011) [1]
• Xhosa 48.2%
• Afrikaans 47.7%
• English 1.5%
• Other 2.6%
Postal code
(street) 5950
PO box 5950
Area code 049843

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Noupoort is a small town 54 km south of Colesberg and 45 km north of Rosmead Junction. It was laid out on a portion of the farm Caroluspoort, was administered by a village management board from 1937 and attained municipal status in 1942. Afrikaans for ‘narrow pass’, the name refers to a gap in the Carlton Hills 27 km to the north-west. [2]
It revolved principally around the railways and is still used as traction change-over facility from diesel to electric locomotives on the Noupoort- Bloemfontein line. It was serviced by Midlandia, a locomotive complex a few kilometres to the south of town, especially during the diesel era up to the late 1900s. Nowadays links up with the electric line to De Aar, part of the main artery for iron ore and manganese exports from the Northern Cape through Port Elizabeth Harbour on the south coast.
Commercial activity in Noupoort is heavily dependent on railway activity. After a long period of increasingly less demand on the rail network, the town suffered from a drastic decline in local business leading to increasingly dire socioeconomic conditions for the local population. Poverty increased concomitantly with the decline in rail activity.The town has a population of about 8 000 inhabitants.There is a PEP stores,service station,library,police station,magistrates court,chemist,hardware store,post office and a few cafes and supermarket.Hephzibah Christian Ministries drug & alcohol rehab centre has been established and ordained by God in the town to help South Africa’s many drug addicts and alcoholics.Noupoort is an ideal town for such a ministry due to it’s peace,quiet and tranquility and far removed from the hustle and bustle of the big cities

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