Elias Motsoaledi

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The population size is 249 363. 97,9% of the population is African black, with the other population groups making up the remaining 2,1%.

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Elias Motsoaledi local municipality is a local municipality within the Sekhukhune District Municipality, in Limpopo Province. The municipality came as an amalgamation of the former Moutse Transitional Local Council (TLC), Hlogotlou TLC, Tafelkop, Zaaiplaas, Motetema and other surrounding areas in the year 2000. The municipality is named after the struggle hero Elias Motsoaledi who was sentenced to life imprisonment on Robben Island with the former president of the Republic of South Africa, Nelson Mandela. The municipality borders Makuduthamaga local municipality in the south, Ephraim Mogale local municipality in the east, Greater Tubatse local Municipality and Mpumalanga’s Dr JS Moroka, Thembisile Hani, Steve Tshwete, Emakhazeni and Thaba Chweu local municipalities. It is situated about 180 km’s from Polokwane, 135 km from Pretoria and 150 km’s from Nelspruit. The municipality is the third smallest of the five (5) local municipalities in Sekhukhune District, constituting 27,7% of the area with 3668,334 square kilometers of the district’s 13 264 square kilometers. Land ownership is mostly traditional and the municipality is predominantly rural with about sixty two settlements, most of which are villages.  The municipality has thirty wards.

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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
Moses Kotane , North West 242,554 37
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24,1% of those 20+ have no schooling.

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The population size is 249 363. 97,9% of the population is African black, with the other population groups making up the remaining 2,1%.

Of those aged 20 years and older, 1 in 5 (20,1%) have completed matric, 6,2% have some form of higher education and 24,2% have no form of schooling.

 

Group Percentage
Black African97,9%
Coloured0,1%
Indian/Asian0,2%
White1,6%
Other0,2%
Age Males Females
0-4 6,7% 6,6%
5-9 5,8% 5,9%
10-14 5,7% 5,4%
15-19 6% 5,9%
20-24 4,9% 4,9%
25-29 3,3% 4%
30-34 2,5% 3,1%
35-39 2,1% 2,8%
40-44 1,7% 2,4%
45-49 1,6% 1,6%
50-54 1,4% 2%
55-59 1,2% 1,8%
60-64 1% 1,7%
65-69 0,8% 1,5%
70-74 0,7% 1,1%
75-79 0,3% 0,7%
80-84 0,2% 0,7%
85+ 0,2% 0,6%
Language Percentage
Afrikaans 1,8%
English 1,3%
IsiNdebele 14,9%
IsiXhosa 0,4%
IsiZulu 8,8%
Sepedi 58,6%
Sesotho 2%
Setswana 6,1%
Sign Language 0,2%
SiSwati 1,5%
Tshivenda 0,4%
Xitsonga 2,6%
Other 1%
Not Applicable 0,6%
Group Percentage
Married 18%
Living together like married partners 3,5%
Never married 73,6%
Widower/Widow 4,2%
Separated 0,3%
Divorced 0,3%
Group Percentage
No Schooling 2,6%
Some Primary 45,8%
Completed Primary 6,6%
Some Secondary 35,5%
Completed Secondary 8,1%
Higher Education 0,7%
Not Applicable 0,7%
Sex Percentage
Female 53,7%
Male 46,3%
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91,1% Use electricity for lighting.

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One in 3 households (33,3%) have no access to piped water. Of those households that have access to piped water, 34,7% of them access water in their yard, and 12,2% access piped water in their dwelling.

 

Area Percentage
Urban 6,1%
Tribal/Traditional 86,6%
Farm 7,3%
Item Yes No
Cellphone 88% 12%
Computer 10,1% 89,9%
Television 73,2% 26,8%
Satellite Television 16,7% 83,3%
Radio 64,5% 35,5%
Landline / Telephone 2,5% 97,5%
Motor Car 21,2% 78,8%
Refrigerator 71,8% 28,2%
Electric / Gas-Stove 72,5% 27,5%
Energy Source Cooking Heating Lighting
Electricity 62,8% 50,5% 91,1%
Gas 1,1% 0,8% 0,1%
Paraffin 6,2% 2,3% 0,4%
Solar 0,2% 0,2% 0,3%
Candles 0% 0% 7,7%
Wood 21,7% 19,6% 0%
Coal 7,4% 12,1% 0%
Animal Dung 0,4% 0,3% 0%
Other 0% 0% 0%
None 0,2% 14,3% 0,3%
Access Percentage
From Home 2%
From Cellphone 12,8%
From Work 1,4%
From Elsewhere 5,8%
No Access 77,9%
Tenure Status Percentage
Rented 9,7%
Owned and fully paid off 55,3%
Owned but not yet paid off 2,8%
Occupied rent free 27,4%
Other 4,9%
Source of water Percentage
Regional/Local water scheme (operated by municipality or other water services provider) 43,5%
Borehole 19,3%
Spring 2,7%
Rain water tank 1,6%
Dam/Pool/Stagnant water 5,4%
River/Stream 9%
Water vendor 9,2%
Water tanker 4,3%
Other 5%
Toilet Facility Percentage
None 4,4%
Flush toilet (connected to sewerage system) 10,1%
Flush toilet (with septic tank) 1,6%
Chemical toilet 1,3%
Pit toilet with ventilation 8,2%
Pit toilet without ventilation 70,8%
Bucket toilet 0,8%
Other 2,8%
Refuse Disposal Percentage
Removed by local authority/private company at least once a week 10,2%
Removed by local authority/private company less often 0,7%
Communal refuse dump 3,3%
Own refuse dump 70,6%
No rubbish disposal 14,1%
Other 1,2%
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42,9% are unemployed.

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Of the 53 678 economically active (employed or unemployed but looking for work) people in the municipality, 42,9% are unemployed.

 Of the 29 629 economically active youth (14 – 35 years) in the municipality, 52,7% are unemployed.

Employment Status Number
Employed 32203
Unemployed 24175
Discouraged Work Seeker 11177
Not Economically Active 74140
Income Percentage
None income 14%
R1 - R4,800 6,3%
R4,801 - R9,600 11,3%
R9,601 - R19,600 25,3%
R19,601 - R38,200 23%
R38,201 - R76,4000 9,6%
R76,401 - R153,800 5,2%
R153,801 - R307,600 3,4%
R307,601 - R614,400 1,5%
R614,001 - R1,228,800 0,3%
R1,228,801 - R2,457,600 0,1%
R2,457,601+ 0,1%
Agricultural households
Type of specific activity Number
Livestock production 7,779
Poultry production 9,662
Vegetable production 3,428
Production of other crops 4,009
Other 1,916

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

Agricultural households
Type of activity Number
Crops only 3,475
Animals only 11,211
Mixed farming 3,164
Other 644

**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 6,019
R1-R4 800 683
R4 801-R38 400 10,253
R38 401-R307 200 1,180
R307 201+ 97
Unspecified 261

Key Statistics 2011

Total population249,363
Young (0-14)36,1%
Working Age (15-64)56,8%
Elderly (65+)7%
Dependency ratio76
Sex ratio86,3
Growth rate1,18% (2001-2011)
Population density67 persons/km2
Unemployment rate42,9%
Youth unemployment rate52,7%
No schooling aged 20+24,1%
Higher education aged 20+6,2%
Matric aged 20+20,1%
Number of households60,251
Number of Agricultural households18,494
Average household size4
Female headed households53,2%
Formal dwellings90,5%
Housing owned/paying off58,1%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage10,1%
Weekly refuse removal10,2%
Piped water inside dwelling12,2%
Electricity for lighting91,1%

Key Statistics 2001

Total population221,647
Young (0-14)40,3%
Working Age (15-64)56,8%
Elderly (65+)6,1%
Dependency ratio86,5%
Sex ratio80,9
Growth rate0,11% (2001-2011)
Unemployment rate54,3%
Youth unemployment rate64,1%
No schooling aged 20+46%
Higher education aged 20+4,6%
Matric aged 20+12,3%
Number of households45,478
Average household size4,5
Female headed households57,7%
Formal dwellings79,5%
Housing owned/paying off57,3%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage5,9%
Weekly refuse removal6,6%
Piped water inside dwelling3,2%
Electricity for lighting84,1%