|• Total||8.00 km2 (3.09 sq mi)|
|• Density||820/km2 (2,100/sq mi)|
|Racial makeup (2011)|
|• Black African||99.6%|
|First languages (2011)|
|• Northern Sotho||85.0%|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (SAST)|
Jane Furse is a town in the Sekhukhune District Municipality of the Limpopo province in South Africa, surrounded by the villages of Ga-Molepane, Ga-Moretsele, Madibong, Mamone, Marulaneng, Mokwete and Riverside.
Significant landmarks in Jane Furse include Jane Furse Plaza, Jane Furse Memorial Hospital (the largest public sector hospital in the Sekhukhune District) and St Mark's College. A new shopping center, 'Jane Furse Crossing', opened in 2013 and is situated at the main four-way intersection in Jane Furse.
Jane Furse Comprehensive School was organized in 1999 as a test example to prove the 'inclusive school in rural areas' concept.
Jane Furse is developed around the Jane Furse Memorial Hospital. The hospital was founded by the Rt. Revd Michael Furse, Bishop of Pretoria and is named after his daughter, who died at the age of 14.
Most of the land in Jane Furse falls under the authority of traditional leaders, known as Magoshi (singular = kgoshi). Kgoshi Mampuru Mampuru lays claim on much of Jane Furse while other parts of the town are under the disputed authority of other local chiefs.
The town is host to the Sekhukhune Community Radio. Other media serving the area include Thobela FM, the Polokwane-based South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) radio station and Capricorn FM, a commercial radio station also based in Polokwane.
A unique genre of music is found in Jane Furse and surrounding areas. Known as "Tja Manyalo" (wedding songs), this type of music is almost exclusively produced in and around Sekhukhune areas.
Sepedi language is the predominant language spoken in Jane Furse. Other languages include Swazi, Swati, and Southern Ndebele.
Several primary and secondary schools are located in Jane Furse, catering to a student population estimated at 90,000. Most of the schools are public, with one private school. The list is as follows:
The following is a list of notable people associated with Jane Furse.
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