Free State

Basic Indicators

Capital: 
Bloemfontein
Population (2007): 
2,899,172 Inhabitants
Official Languages: 
Sesotho: 64.4%
Official Languages: 
Afrikaans: 11.9%
Official Languages: 
IsiXhosa: 9.1%
Area Total: 
129,480.00 km²
Percentage of total South African area: 
10.6
Gross Domestic Product per Region (GDPR) in 2004: 
R7 8827 million
Percentage of total Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2004: 
5.5

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Economy in the province

Since 1989, the Free State economy has changed from being dependent on the primary sector to being a manufacturing, export-orientated economy. The Free State GDPR amounted to about R75 827 million in 2004, representing a 5,5% contribution to the South African economy.  Some 14% of the province's manufacturing is classified as being in high-technology industries, which is the highest percentage of all the provincial economies.  An important manufacturing industry in the province can be found in the northern Free State, which is one of the most important chemical hubs in the southern hemisphere. The province has competitive advantages in the production of certain fuels, waxes, chemicals and low cost fuel from coal

Practical Knowledge

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Case Study of the Maluti Wildlife Kingdom Project in Maluti-A-Phofung, Free State
Author(s): Tiisetso S. Makhele
Year: 2010
Format: Case Study
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569
Case Study on Small Town Development, Gariep Dam
Author(s): Johannes Wessels
Year: 2011
Format: Case Study
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3,471
Presentations: Fezile Dabi LED Business Day - 30 March 2011
Author(s): Feliza Dabi District Municipality
Year: 2011
Format: Workshop results
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1,793

Theoretical Knowledge

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