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Malalane is a farming town in Mpumalanga, South Africa situated on the N4 national highway. The farms in the region produce sugarcane, subtropical fruit and winter vegetables. The town was proclaimed in 1949 after which it was named. The origin of the name is disputed but was corrupted from the swazi. Either the expression "eMlalani" which means place of the palms, or the expression "lala" which means to sleep are accepted origins of the name. The town started as the first rest-stop between Lourenço Marques and Pretoria. As of July 2007 the town was officially renamed from "Malelane" to "Malalane" as part of the governments renaming scheme by the South African Geographical Names Council. This peculiar move by the government has been costly to numerous businesses and was met with some confusion as many thought that the name was already a native word.

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GPS Coordinates Decimal Decimal Deg Min & Sec Deg & Decimal Min
Latitude -25.4841° S 25.4841° S 25° 29' 2.76" -25° 29.046'
Longitude 31.5163° E 31.5163° E 31° 30' 58.68" 31° 30.978'
Address
Malalane
Mpumalanga
South Africa
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