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  • 35,691

  • 7,790

  • 5,5%

  • 5,8%

  • 96,2%

  • 1,1%

Tafelkop is Afrikaans for 'table hill'. The name for the town is taken from a flat-topped hill that is located nearby. Oliver Kgadime Matsepe (1932-1974), poet and Northern Sotho novelist was born in Tafelkop. He was awarded twice the S.E. Mqhayi Prize by the Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns (South African Academy for Arts and Science), and had written 4 volumes of poetry and 5 novels in the two years before his death. (GPS coordinates: 25.049 S, 29.5074 E).

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  • Raper PE. 2004. New dictionary of South African Place Names. Jonathan Ball Publishers.

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Key Statistics 2011

Total population35,691
Young (0-14)37,2%
Working Age (15-64)55,7%
Elderly (65+)7,1%
Dependency ratio79,6
Sex ratio82,4
Population density1416 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+24,3%
Higher education aged 20+5,5%
Matric aged 20+20,8%
Number of households7,790
Average household size4,5
Female headed households57,7%
Formal dwellings93,1%
Housing owned/paying off37,7%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage1,1%
Weekly refuse removal0,6%
Piped water inside dwelling5,8%
Electricity for lighting96,2%

Place names

Elias Motsoaledi Municipality