|density||970 Ew. / km²|
In 2011 the city had 5529 inhabitants. Around 96% of the residents said North Sotho was the first language . The immediately neighboring Bochum had 6,777 inhabitants at that time. Senwabarwana is located about 90 kilometers northwest of Polokwane .
The German missionary Carl Franz and his wife founded a station here in 1890 and named it after a biblical parable ( Ri 2,1 EU ) Bochim (place of weeping). The mission station included an infirmary, which is now called the Helene Franz Hospital .
A part of Bochum was later called Senwabarwana, North Sotho for "electricity, where people used to draw and drink water".
Senwabarwana is not on any highway. The R521 runs past the village around 16 kilometers east.
- Mamphela Ramphele (* 1947), South African politician and doctor, born in Bochum