Ephraim Mogale

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The population size is 123 648. The population in the municipality constitutes 97,8% black Africans, 1,6% whites, with other population groups making up the remaining 0,6%. The sex ratio in the municipality is 88,9, meaning that for every 100 women there are 88 men.

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Ephraim Mogale Local Municipality, formerly known as Greater Marble Hall Local Municipality is a local municipality (category B4) within the Sekhukhune District Municipality, in Limpopo. The municipality’s new name was adopted in January 2010 with a new slogan that says “Rehlabolla setshaba”, meaning “We develop our people”. The municipality is named after the struggle hero Ephraim Mogale. The municipality borders Makuduthamaga Local Municipality in the south, Elias Motsoaledi Local Municipality in the east, Lepelle-Nkumpi Local Municipality in Capricorn District, Mookgopong Local Municipality in Waterberg and Mpumalanga’s Dr JS Moroka Local Municipality. It is situated about 150 km from Polokwane, 100 km from Mokopane, 145 km from Pretoria, and 250 km from Mbombela. The municipality is the second smallest of the five local municipalities in the district, constituting 14,4% of the area with 1 911,07 square kilometres of the district’s 13 264 square kilometres. Land ownership is mostly traditional and the municipality is predominantly rural with about 56 settlements, most of which are villages. The municipality has 16 wards.

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22,7% of those 20+ have no schooling.

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The population size is 123 648. The population in the municipality constitutes 97,8% black Africans, 1,6% whites, with other population groups making up the remaining 0,6%. The sex ratio in the municipality is 88,9, meaning that for every 100 women there are 88 men. Languages spoken in the municipality include Sepedi (78,6%), Xitsonga (6,9%), isiNdebele (3,8%), isiZulu (2,1%) and others (8,6%). Of those aged 20 years and older, 13,9% have some primary education, 5,4% have completed primary education, 34,0% have some

secondary education, and 18,8% have completed matric. Only 5,1% have a higher qualification, and 22,7% have no form of schooling.

Group Percentage
Black African97,8%
Coloured0,1%
Indian/Asian0,2%
White1,6%
Other0,3%
Age Males Females
0-4 6,8% 6,6%
5-9 5,9% 5,6%
10-14 5,5% 5,1%
15-19 5,9% 5,5%
20-24 4,9% 4,8%
25-29 3,6% 4,2%
30-34 2,6% 3,2%
35-39 2,2% 3%
40-44 1,9% 2,6%
45-49 1,7% 1,7%
50-54 1,4% 2,1%
55-59 1,3% 1,7%
60-64 1,1% 1,5%
65-69 0,7% 1,4%
70-74 0,7% 1,1%
75-79 0,3% 0,8%
80-84 0,3% 0,7%
85+ 0,3% 0,6%
Language Percentage
Afrikaans 1,8%
English 1%
IsiNdebele 3,8%
IsiXhosa 0,2%
IsiZulu 2,1%
Sepedi 78,6%
Sesotho 0,9%
Setswana 1%
Sign Language 0,2%
SiSwati 0,5%
Tshivenda 0,6%
Xitsonga 6,9%
Other 1.9%
Not Applicable 0,3%
Group Percentage
Married 18,1%
Living together like married partners 4,9%
Never married 72,6%
Widower/Widow 3,8%
Separated 0,3%
Divorced 0,2%
Group Percentage
No Schooling 3,4%
Some Primary 46,4%
Completed Primary 7,2%
Some Secondary 34,9%
Completed Secondary 7,4%
Higher Education 0,6%
Not Applicable 0%
Sex Percentage
Female 52,9%
Male 47,1%
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89,6% Use electricity for lighting.

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The majority of households (58,1%) have access to piped water in the yard, followed by 12,3% with access to piped water in the dwelling. 16,0% of households have no access to piped water.

Area Percentage
Urban 7,3%
Tribal/Traditional 80,2%
Farm 12,5%
Item Yes No
Cellphone 82,8% 17,2%
Computer 7,9% 92,1%
Television 67,8% 32,2%
Satellite Television 8,6% 91,4%
Radio 53,2% 46,8%
Landline / Telephone 2,4% 97,6%
Motor Car 16,6% 83,4%
Refrigerator 65,2% 34,8%
Electric / Gas-Stove 64,5% 35,5%
Energy Source Cooking Heating Lighting
Electricity 46,7% 41,3% 89,6%
Gas 1% 0,8% 0,1%
Paraffin 3,6% 1,3% 0,6%
Solar 0,1% 0,1% 0,3%
Candles 0% 0% 9%
Wood 48% 40,5% 0%
Coal 0,2% 0,7% 0%
Animal Dung 0,2% 0,2% 0%
Other 0% 0% 0%
None 0,2% 15,1% 0,3%
Access Percentage
From Home 2%
From Cellphone 10,2%
From Work 1,5%
From Elsewhere 2,1%
No Access 84,3%
Tenure Status Percentage
Rented 13,3%
Owned and fully paid off 42%
Owned but not yet paid off 1,9%
Occupied rent free 39,6%
Other 3,3%
Source of water Percentage
Regional/Local water scheme (operated by municipality or other water services provider) 66,1%
Borehole 9,6%
Spring 0,4%
Rain water tank 0,9%
Dam/Pool/Stagnant water 4%
River/Stream 3%
Water vendor 10,4%
Water tanker 3,1%
Other 2,5%
Toilet Facility Percentage
None 5,2%
Flush toilet (connected to sewerage system) 9,1%
Flush toilet (with septic tank) 1,7%
Chemical toilet 1,8%
Pit toilet with ventilation 15,8%
Pit toilet without ventilation 62,7%
Bucket toilet 1,9%
Other 1,9%
Refuse Disposal Percentage
Removed by local authority/private company at least once a week 10,6%
Removed by local authority/private company less often 1%
Communal refuse dump 3,2%
Own refuse dump 70,6%
No rubbish disposal 13,5%
Other 1,2%
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48.8 % Youth unemployment rate.

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41,4% of the 31 294 economically active (employed or unemployed but looking for work) people in the municipality are unemployed.

 Among the economically active youth (15 – 34 years) in the area, almost half (48,8%) are unemployed.

Employment Status Number
Employed 18350
Unemployed 12944
Discouraged Work Seeker 5299
Not Economically Active 34577
Income Percentage
None income 15,5%
R1 - R4,800 5,6%
R4,801 - R9,600 11,8%
R9,601 - R19,600 28,6%
R19,601 - R38,200 22,3%
R38,201 - R76,4000 7,9%
R76,401 - R153,800 4,1%
R153,801 - R307,600 2,8%
R307,601 - R614,400 1%
R614,001 - R1,228,800 0,2%
R1,228,801 - R2,457,600 0,2%
R2,457,601+ 0,1%
Agricultural households
Type of specific activity Number
Livestock production 4,524
Poultry production 3,925
Vegetable production 1,562
Production of other crops 2,544
Other 1,073

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

Agricultural households
Type of activity Number
Crops only 1,965
Animals only 5,403
Mixed farming 1,681
Other 394

**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 3,122
R1-R4 800 306
R4 801-R38 400 5,184
R38 401-R307 200 649
R307 201+ 59
Unspecified 124

Key Statistics 2011

Total population123,648
Young (0-14)35,5%
Working Age (15-64)57,6%
Elderly (65+)6,9%
Dependency ratio73,7
Sex ratio88,9
Growth rate0,19% (2001-2011)
Population density61 persons/km2
Unemployment rate41,4%
Youth unemployment rate48,8%
No schooling aged 20+22,7%
Higher education aged 20+5,1%
Matric aged 20+18,8%
Number of households32,284
Number of Agricultural households9,442
Average household size3,8
Female headed households51,3%
Formal dwellings93,2%
Housing owned/paying off43,9%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage9,1%
Weekly refuse removal10,6%
Piped water inside dwelling12,3%
Electricity for lighting89,6%

Key Statistics 2001

Total population121,327
Young (0-14)39,3%
Working Age (15-64)57,6%
Elderly (65+)5,9%
Dependency ratio82,8%
Sex ratio85,1
Growth rate4,27% (2001-2011)
Unemployment rate44,8%
Youth unemployment rate52,7%
No schooling aged 20+38%
Higher education aged 20+4,3%
Matric aged 20+12,5%
Number of households24,189
Average household size4,6
Female headed households53,2%
Formal dwellings78,9%
Housing owned/paying off62,9%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage11%
Weekly refuse removal12,4%
Piped water inside dwelling6%
Electricity for lighting80,3%