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Taung is a town in the North West Province of South Africa.


Even though Taung is a small town it has many villages. Taung is mainly known for its cultural background and holding cultural events such as the annual Cultural Calabash (takes place in September usually 22nd-25th)

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Taung has recreational fields such as "taung covered ground" where many of sports activities take place.

Here is also the Mmabana where many many activities are offered such as dance (any kind of a dance), drama, karate, music, love-life programmes and gymanastics.

Taung is known for the skull of a child that was found there in one of the villages, Buxton. Buxton is a very beautiful place with the beautiful blue pool and a place called small heaven where you can relax with friends and family.

Taung also have a big large dam(the taung dam)which was build bythe president of the time Kgosi Mangope in his early years of presidency,who is also the founder of Mmabana taung and Mangope dam.


  • Taung Heritage Site. Location of the Taung Child fossil find.  edit






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