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Balfour is a small coal mining and maize farming town in Mpumalanga and has been through a number of name changes during the course of its existence. The town originated on the farm,Vlakfontein and was proclaimed in 1898 as McHattiesburg after its founder Frederick McHattie.
 
In 1905 the community changed the towns name after the British Prime Minister Arthur Balfour gave a speech at the local station platform when his train stopped in the town.




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