Sheepmoor shown within Mpumalanga

Coordinates: 26°43′7″S 30°17′56″E / 26.71861°S 30.29889°E / -26.71861; 30.29889Coordinates: 26°43′7″S 30°17′56″E / 26.71861°S 30.29889°E / -26.71861; 30.29889
Country South Africa
Province Mpumalanga
District Gert Sibande
Municipality Msukaligwa
  Total 1.93 km2 (0.75 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
  Total 2,727
  Density 1,400/km2 (3,700/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
  Black African 98.2%
  Coloured 0.1%
  Indian/Asian 0.6%
  White 1.0%
  Other 0.2%
First languages (2011)[1]
  Zulu 91.4%
  Swazi 2.8%
  Afrikaans 1.4%
  English 1.4%
  Other 3.0%
Postal code (street) 2352
PO box 2352
Area code 017

Sheepmoor is a town in Gert Sibande District Municipality in the Mpumalanga province of South Africa.

The small village of Sheepmoor is known for the case of Sandra Laing, who in 1966 was reclassified from white to coloured by the apartheid government. The Sunday Times newspaper reported that parents of pupils at Sheepmoor school were threatening to withdraw their children if she was admitted to the school.[2]


  1. 1 2 3 4 "Main Place Sheepmoor". Census 2011.
  2. "Sheepmoor, Mpumalanga". SA Travel Directory. Retrieved 4 January 2014.
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