Dr JS Moroka

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According to Census 2011, the municipality has a total population of 249 705 individuals, 99,4% of whom are black African.

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Named after the medical doctor and politician who was president of the African National Congress (ANC) from 1949-1952, Dr JS Moroka Local Municipality is located in the Nkangala District Municipality in the province of Mpumalanga .

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Mbhashe , Eastern Cape 254,909 30
Mnquma , Eastern Cape 252,390 31
Drakenstein , Western Cape 251,262 32
Dr JS Moroka , Mpumalanga 249,705 33
Elias Motsoaledi , Limpopo 249,363 34
Sol Plaatjie , Northern Cape 248,041 35
Greater Giyani , Limpopo 244,217 36
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17,4% of those 20+ have no schooling.

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According to Census 2011, the municipality has a total population of 249 705 individuals, 99,4% of whom are black African. Indian or Asians make up 0,3% of the population, and other race groups comprise the remaining 0,3%.

Of those aged 20 years and older, 4,7% have completed primary school, 31% have some secondary education, 25,2% have completed matric and 6,6% have some form of higher education. 17,5% of those aged 20 years and older have no form of schooling.

Group Percentage
Black African99,4%
Coloured0,1%
Indian/Asian0,3%
White0,1%
Other0,1%
Age Males Females
0-4 5,9% 5,9%
5-9 5,3% 5,3%
10-14 5,3% 5%
15-19 5,7% 5,5%
20-24 4,8% 4,7%
25-29 3,6% 4,1%
30-34 2,7% 3,1%
35-39 2,3% 2,9%
40-44 2,1% 2,6%
45-49 2% 2%
50-54 1,7% 2,2%
55-59 1,6% 2%
60-64 1,4% 1,9%
65-69 1% 1,6%
70-74 0,8% 1,3%
75-79 0,4% 0,9%
80-84 0,3% 0,7%
85+ 0,3% 0,7%
Language Percentage
Afrikaans 0,3%
English 1,2%
IsiNdebele 36,1%
IsiXhosa 0,5%
IsiZulu 3,1%
Sepedi 30,7%
Sesotho 3,4%
Setswana 17,3%
Sign Language 0,3%
SiSwati 0,8%
Tshivenda 0,4%
Xitsonga 5%
Other 0.7%
Not Applicable 0,1%
Group Percentage
Married 18,4%
Living together like married partners 1,7%
Never married 74,2%
Widower/Widow 4,8%
Separated 0,4%
Divorced 0,5%
Group Percentage
No Schooling 2,2%
Some Primary 44,9%
Completed Primary 6,9%
Some Secondary 33,4%
Completed Secondary 11,2%
Higher Education 1,3%
Not Applicable 0,2%
Sex Percentage
Female 52,9%
Male 47,1%
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96,7% Use electricity for lighting.

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There are 62 162 households in the municipality, with an average household size of 4 persons per household. Just under half of all households (49,3%) are headed by females.

In terms of electricity, 96,7% of households have access to electricity for lighting. Only 14,2% of all households have access to piped water that is accessible from within the dwelling.

Area Percentage
Urban 6,5%
Tribal/Traditional 93,5%
Farm 0%
Item Yes No
Cellphone 88,7% 11,3%
Computer 12,3% 87,7%
Television 80,1% 19,9%
Satellite Television 12,5% 87,5%
Radio 73% 27%
Landline / Telephone 2,5% 97,5%
Motor Car 22% 78%
Refrigerator 81,1% 18,9%
Electric / Gas-Stove 82% 18%
Energy Source Cooking Heating Lighting
Electricity 69,2% 63,6% 96,7%
Gas 1% 0,7% 0,1%
Paraffin 2,8% 0,9% 0,1%
Solar 0,1% 0,1% 0,2%
Candles 0% 0% 2,8%
Wood 26% 19,7% 0%
Coal 0,7% 2,9% 0%
Animal Dung 0,1% 0,1% 0%
Other 0% 0% 0%
None 0,1% 12% 0,2%
Access Percentage
From Home 1,5%
From Cellphone 15,6%
From Work 1,4%
From Elsewhere 7,5%
No Access 73,9%
Tenure Status Percentage
Rented 4,3%
Owned and fully paid off 79,5%
Owned but not yet paid off 2,8%
Occupied rent free 10,4%
Other 2,9%
Source of water Percentage
Regional/Local water scheme (operated by municipality or other water services provider) 65,1%
Borehole 18,8%
Spring 0,2%
Rain water tank 0,6%
Dam/Pool/Stagnant water 0,3%
River/Stream 0,2%
Water vendor 5,5%
Water tanker 5,4%
Other 3,9%
Toilet Facility Percentage
None 2%
Flush toilet (connected to sewerage system) 13,3%
Flush toilet (with septic tank) 1,8%
Chemical toilet 0,6%
Pit toilet with ventilation 25,2%
Pit toilet without ventilation 56,6%
Bucket toilet 0,4%
Other 0,2%
Refuse Disposal Percentage
Removed by local authority/private company at least once a week 13,6%
Removed by local authority/private company less often 1,7%
Communal refuse dump 2%
Own refuse dump 75%
No rubbish disposal 7,2%
Other 0,4%
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61,4% Youth unemployment rate.

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There are 63 383 economically active (employed or unemployed but looking for work) individuals within the municipality, 46,6% of whom are unemployed. Of the 31 063 economically active youth aged 15–34 years in the area, 61,4% are unemployed.

Employment Status Number
Employed 33844
Unemployed 29539
Discouraged Work Seeker 10321
Not Economically Active 74753
Income Percentage
None income 15,9%
R1 - R4,800 5,8%
R4,801 - R9,600 9,8%
R9,601 - R19,600 24,5%
R19,601 - R38,200 21,9%
R38,201 - R76,4000 11,3%
R76,401 - R153,800 6,2%
R153,801 - R307,600 3,2%
R307,601 - R614,400 1,1%
R614,001 - R1,228,800 0,1%
R1,228,801 - R2,457,600 0,1%
R2,457,601+ 0,1%
Agricultural households
Type of specific activity Number
Livestock production 8,615
Poultry production 10,208
Vegetable production 5,138
Production of other crops 7,738
Other 1,851

**An agricultural household may engage in more than one agricultural activity

Agricultural households
Type of activity Number
Crops only 6,813
Animals only 11,674
Mixed farming 4,438
Other 514

**An agricultural household may not fall under more than one agricultural activity

Income category of agricultural households
Annual income category of agricultural household heads Number
No income 6,899
R1-R4 800 610
R4 801-R38 400 13,438
R38 401-R307 200 2,103
R307 201+ 62
Unspecified 328

Key Statistics 2011

Total population249,705
Young (0-14)32,6%
Working Age (15-64)59,5%
Elderly (65+)7,9%
Dependency ratio68,2
Sex ratio88,9
Growth rate0,26% (2001-2011)
Population density176 persons/km2
Unemployment rate46,6%
Youth unemployment rate61,4%
No schooling aged 20+17,4%
Higher education aged 20+6,6%
Matric aged 20+25,1%
Number of households62,162
Number of Agricultural households23,439
Average household size4
Female headed households49,3%
Formal dwellings90,9%
Housing owned/paying off82,4%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage13,3%
Weekly refuse removal13,6%
Piped water inside dwelling14,2%
Electricity for lighting96,7%

Key Statistics 2001

Total population243,313
Young (0-14)37,9%
Working Age (15-64)59,5%
Elderly (65+)6,5%
Dependency ratio79,8%
Sex ratio84,2
Growth rate-1,27% (2001-2011)
Unemployment rate60,7%
Youth unemployment rate76,7%
No schooling aged 20+33,5%
Higher education aged 20+5,1%
Matric aged 20+17,1%
Number of households53,583
Average household size4,5
Female headed households56,3%
Formal dwellings85,1%
Housing owned/paying off72,1%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage11,6%
Weekly refuse removal12,3%
Piped water inside dwelling4%
Electricity for lighting91,8%