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  • 54,661

  • 17,529

  • 19,9%

  • 79,6%

  • 95,8%

  • 90,5%

Phuthaditjhaba is a name that means 'meeting place of the tribes' in Sotho. It is situated on the Elands River. Previously named Witsieshoek, Phuthaditjhaba was the capital of the bantustan QwaQwa, from 1974 to 1994. (GPS coordinates: 28.5106 S, 28.8264 E).

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Key Statistics 2011

Total population54,661
Young (0-14)30,3%
Working Age (15-64)66,1%
Elderly (65+)3,6%
Dependency ratio51,3
Sex ratio83,1
Population density2294 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+4,4%
Higher education aged 20+19,9%
Matric aged 20+33,3%
Number of households17,529
Average household size3
Female headed households51,6%
Formal dwellings96,9%
Housing owned/paying off61,9%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage90,5%
Weekly refuse removal68,6%
Piped water inside dwelling79,6%
Electricity for lighting95,8%

Place names

Maluti a Phofung Municipality