Afrikaans name: Coligny
The town of Coligny, in the North West province, is located in a large maize farming area. Besides the farming in the area there have been the odd times when diamond mining has taken place. It is located 27 km from Lichtenburg.
Coligny was founded in 1923 although it had already been in existence under the name of Treurfontein ("spring of sadness"). The town gets its current name from Gaspard de Coligny, a Huguenot leader, who was assissinated in France in 1572.
There is much of interest for those who are keen on history although many of the places of historical interest have not been well preserved.