Schools and Theatre Companies in Hennenman, Free State
Hennenman is a small town in the Free State goldfields. The settlement is unusual for the district as being supported by agriculture rather than the mining industry. The town was built as a single railway station and was formerly denoted as Ventersburg Road, but was renamed Hennenman in 1927, after local Afrikaner P.F. Hennenman, from Swartpan Farm.
In 1944, black South Africans were confined to a segregated enclave in southern Hennenman. During apartheid, this area was cleared by order of the government and nearly all then-residents relocated to a new township some fifteen kilometres away, Vergenoeg (Afrikaans for "Far enough", now Phomolong).