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Sekhukhune District Municipality

Sekhukhune
Official seal of Sekhukhune
Seal
Location in South Africa
Location in South Africa
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceLimpopo
SeatGroblersdal
Local municipalities
Government
 • TypeMunicipal council
 • MayorStanley Ramaila
Area
 • Total13,528 km2 (5,223 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[2]
 • Total1,076,840
 • Density80/km2 (210/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African98.6%
 • Coloured0.1%
 • Indian/Asian0.2%
 • White1.0%
First languages (2011)
 • Northern Sotho82.2%
 • Southern Ndebele4.4%
 • Zulu3.3%
 • Tsonga2.0%
 • Other8.1%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Municipal codeDC47

Sekhukhune is one of the 5 districts of Limpopo province of South Africa. The seat of Sekhukhune is Groblersdal. The majority of its 1,076,840 inhabitants speak Sepedi (2011 Census). The district code is DC47.

This district is named after the natural region of Sekukuniland. Sekhukhuneland is named after the Pedi King Sekhukhune, who succeeded Sekwati in 1860 or 1861, and it is the only native region in South Africa named after a famous local king.

Geography

Neighbours

Sekhukhune is surrounded by:

Local municipalities

The district contains the following local municipalities:

Local municipality Population % Dominant language
Fetakgomo/Tubatse 429,471 39.88% Northern Sotho
Makhuduthamaga 262 906 27.18% Northern Sotho
Elias Motsoaledi 220 738 22.82% Northern Sotho
Ephraim Mogale 121 331 12.55% Northern Sotho

Demographics

The following statistics are from the 2001 census.

Language Population %
Sepedi 806 209 83.36%
Ndebele 42 450 4.39%
Zulu 26 758 2.77%
Swati 22 028 2.28%
Tswana 22 003 2.28%
Tsonga 19 373 2.00%
Sotho 12 815 1.33%
Afrikaans 7 956 0.82%
Xhosa 2 191 0.23%
English 2 165 0.22%
Venda 1 665 0.17%
Other 1 568 0.16%

Gender

Gender Population %
Female 536 715 55.50%
Male 430 411 44.50%

Ethnic group

Ethnic group Population %
Black African 958 578 99.12%
White 7 358 0.76%
Coloured 715 0.07%
Indian/Asian 475 0.05%

Age

Age Population %
000 - 004 116 031 12.00%
005 - 009 137 472 14.21%
010 - 014 144 079 14.90%
015 - 019 134 067 13.86%
020 - 024 84 482 8.74%
025 - 029 58 621 6.06%
030 - 034 46 464 4.80%
035 - 039 44 473 4.60%
040 - 044 36 946 3.82%
045 - 049 33 255 3.44%
050 - 054 28 931 2.99%
055 - 059 21 971 2.27%
060 - 064 21 959 2.27%
065 - 069 17 382 1.80%
070 - 074 17 411 1.80%
075 - 079 9 079 0.94%
080 - 084 8 508 0.88%
085 - 089 3 181 0.33%
090 - 094 1 728 0.18%
095 - 099 712 0.07%
100 plus 374 0.04%

Politics

Election results

Election results for Sekhukhune in the South African general election, 2004.

  • Population 18 and over: 484 867 [50.13% of total population]
  • Total votes: 318 986 [32.98% of total population]
  • Voting % estimate: 65.79% votes as a % of population 18 and over
Party Votes %
African National Congress 294 824 92.43%
Democratic Alliance 6 701 2.10%
United Democratic Movement 4 855 1.52%
Pan African Congress 3 650 1.14%
African Christian Democratic Party 2 279 0.71%
Azanian People's Organisation 2 022 0.63%
Freedom Front Plus 949 0.30%
New National Party 833 0.26%
Inkhata Freedom Party 521 0.16%
Independent Democrats 320 0.10%
United Christian Democratic Party 295 0.09%
EMSA 261 0.08%
NA 252 0.08%
SOPA 250 0.08%
PJC 223 0.07%
CDP 174 0.05%
UF 166 0.05%
TOP 152 0.05%
KISS 103 0.03%
NLP 85 0.03%
Minority Front 71 0.02%
Total 318 986 100.00%

2016 Local Election results for Sekhukhune District Municipality

African National Congress: 169 604 ||68.63%

Economic Freedom Fighters:48 228 ||19.51%

Democratic Alliance:13 368 ||5.41%

Pan African Congress :1 322 ||0.53%

Azanian People's Organisation:2 103 ||0.65%

Freedom Front Plus :1 097 ||0.44%

See also

References

  1. ^ "Contact list: Executive Mayors". Government Communication & Information System. Archived from the original on 14 July 2010. Retrieved 22 February 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Statistics by place". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 27 September 2015.
  3. ^ "Statistics by place". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 27 September 2015.

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