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

Coordinates: 26.083°S 25.882°E / -26.083; 25.882
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceNorth West
DistrictNgaka Modiri Molema
  Total7.09 km2 (2.74 sq mi)
  Density2,800/km2 (7,300/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
  Black African99.2%
First languages (2011)
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
PO box
Area code018

The town was established in 1963 on the farm De Hoop as a black township, and became part of Bophuthatswana in 1977. At that time, the town was renamed from De Hoop to Itsoseng.[2]

Itsoseng was founded from Zone 1 whereby in those years there was a slogan made of poverty " pampiri tshwara tshwara, ngwana nnyeee mala korrrrr" in simple meaning referring to the peace and quietness of the place build on poverty. The developments started happening and the zones increased until Zone 3.

Itsoseng was also known as "Mooi Doorpie" meaning beautiful town, the residents then converted this Afrikaans word to the Setswana word Tlebebe meaning luxury. Before Bophuthatswana uprising Itsoseng was providing a good service to its population and neighbouring villages like Bodibe, Shila, Springbokpan, Meetmekaar, Matile, Uitkyk and Mooifontein ust to name few.

It was Mooi Doorpie for the people living around it because of the look and the good service it provided with few white people in its administration structures. The people of Itsoseng live as one family and they are peace loving and understanding under all kind of circumstances until they have reach the level where they can no longer understand.

Unlike most of the townships, Itsoseng use to have most recreational sports like Tennis, athletics, aerobics, Softball and soccer. These sports were played in schools and the schools could challenge each other under the auspices of Mmabana.


  1. "Main Place Itsoseng". Census 2011.
  2. "Itsoseng". North West History. Retrieved 26 January 2014.

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