Dinokana is a town in Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality in the North West province of South Africa.

Coordinates: 25.447°S 25.863°E / -25.447; 25.863
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceNorth West
DistrictNgaka Modiri Molema
MunicipalityRamotshere Moiloa
  Total39.34 km2 (15.19 sq mi)
  Density670/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
  Black African99.4%
First languages (2011)
  S. Ndebele1.2%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
PO box
Area code018

The area became the main town of the baHurutshe in 1849, when Kgosi Moiloa I settled it with about 1,500 people, who had been displaced following the Difaqane war. Moiloa was accompanied by the Reverend Walter Inglis of the London Missionary Society.[2]

In 1875, a succession dispute in the aftermath of Moiloa's death led to the displacement of many BaHurutshe, and nearly half of the population moved to Gopane.[2]

In the 1980s, while the town was part of Bophuthatswana, a number of agricultural schemes were started close to Dinokana, and the town of Lehurutshe was built about 10 km away to resettle some of the villagers.[2]Dinokana is a village that have primary schools and high schools.


  1. "Main Place Dinokana". Census 2011.
  2. "Dinokana". North West History. Archived from the original on 3 February 2014. Retrieved 26 January 2014.
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