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Mopani District Municipality

Mopani
Official seal of Mopani
Seal
Location in South Africa
Location in South Africa
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceLimpopo
SeatGiyani
Local municipalities
Government
 • TypeMunicipal council
 • MayorNkakareng Rakgoale[1]
Area
 • Total20,011 km2 (7,726 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[3]
 • Total1,092,507
 • Density55/km2 (140/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African97.0%
 • Coloured0.2%
 • Indian/Asian0.2%
 • White2.5%
First languages (2011)
 • Northern Sotho45.9%
 • Tsonga44.3%
 • Sotho2.9%
 • Afrikaans2.1%
 • Other4.8%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Municipal codeDC33

Mopani is one of the 5 districts of Limpopo province of South Africa. The seat of Mopani is Giyani. According to the 2016 Community Survey it has a population of 1,159,185, of whom the majority speak Northern Sotho.[5] The district code is DC33. After the 12th amendment of the Constitution of South Africa part of the area of the Bohlabela district was incorporated into Mopani.

Geography

Neighbours

Mopani is surrounded by:

Local municipalities

The district contains the following local municipalities:

Name Code Seat Area
(km²)[6]
Population
(2016)[5]
Pop. density
(per km²)
Ba-Phalaborwa LIM334 Phalaborwa 7,489 168,937 22.6
Greater Giyani LIM331 Giyani 4,172 256,127 61.4
Greater Letaba LIM332 Modjadjiskloof 1,891 218,030 115.3
Greater Tzaneen LIM333 Tzaneen 2,897 416,146 143.7
Maruleng LIM335 Hoedspruit 3,563 99,946 28.1

Demographics

The following statistics are from the Community Survey 2016.[7]

Language Population %
Northern Sotho 537,240 46.35%
Tsonga 518,462 44.73%
Sotho 30,646 2.64%
Afrikaans 19,370 1.67%
English 8,349 0.72%
Venda 4,397 0.38%
Zulu 2,029 0.18%
Swati 1,759 0.15%
Xhosa 1,588 0.14%
Tswana 881 0.08%
Khoi, Nama and San 729 0.06%
Ndebele 247 0.02%
Sign 160 0.01%
Other 7,984 0.69%
Not applicable 25,236 2.18%
Not specified 108 0.01%

Gender

Gender Population %
Female 619,612 53.45%
Male 539,574 46.55%

Ethnic group

Ethnic group Population %
Black African 1,130,512 97.53%
White 23,628 2.04%
Indian/Asian 2,918 0.25%
Coloured 2.128 0.18%

Age

Age Population %
0–4 136,331 11.76%
5–9 123,453 10.65%
10–14 105,887 9.13%
15–19 136,808 11.80%
20–24 120,118 10.36%
25–29 108,807 9.39%
30–34 88,778 7.66%
35–39 68,927 5.95%
40–44 59,369 5.12%
45–49 51,785 4.47%
50–54 42,471 3.66%
55–59 34,768 3.00%
60–64 28,875 2.49%
65–69 18,832 1.62%
70–74 14,444 1.25%
75–79 9,147 0.79%
80–84 4,676 0.40%
85– 5,711 0.49%

Politics

Election results

The following results are for the direct proportional representation election of members of the Mopani District Council on 3 August 2016.[8]

Party Votes %
African National Congress 212,085 74.74%
Economic Freedom Fighters 35,590 12.54%
Democratic Alliance 19,965 7.04%
African People's Convention 4,036 1.42%
Congress of the People 3,212 1.13%
Civic Warriors of Maruleng 2,907 1.02%
African Christian Democratic Party 1,339 0.47%
Ximoko Party 1,289 0.45%
National Independent Party 1,256 0.44%
Freedom Front Plus 868 0.31%
United Democratic Movement 721 0.25%
Pan Africanist Congress 509 0.18%
Total 283,777
Valid votes 283,777 98.52%
Spoilt votes 4,254 1.48%
Total votes cast 288,031

See also

References

  1. ^ [enca.com]
  2. ^ "Contact list: Executive Mayors". Government Communication & Information System. Archived from the original on 14 July 2010. Retrieved 22 February 2012.
  3. ^ a b "Statistics by place". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 27 September 2015.
  4. ^ "Statistics by place". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 27 September 2015.
  5. ^ a b <{{subst:void}}!--Staff writer(s); no by-line.--> (2018). Community Survey 2016: Provincial profile: Limpopo (PDF). Pretoria: Statistics South Africa. p. 12. ISBN 9780621449877.
  6. ^ "2016 Boundaries". Municipal Demarcation Board (Shapefile). 2016.
  7. ^ "Community Survey 2016". Statistics South Africa (Data file). 2016.
  8. ^ Detailed DC 40% Ballot Results Report: DC33 - Mopani (PDF) (Report). Electoral Commission of South Africa. 2016.

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