Greater Tubatse

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The population size is 335 676. The population in the municipality is constituted by 97,8% black African, 1,6% white people, with other population groups making up the remaining 0,7. The sex ratio in the municipality is 88, meaning that for every 100 women there are 88 men.

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Greater Tubatse Local municipality is a local municipality (Category B4) within the Sekhukhune District Municipality, in Limpopo Province. The municipality boarders Makuduthamaga Local Municipality in the south, Elias Motsoaledi Local Municipality in the east, Fetakgomo Local Municipality, Lepelle-Nkumpi Local Municipality in Capricorn District, Maruleng Local Municipality in Mopani District and Mpumalanga’s Thaba Chweu Local municipality. It is situated about 150 km from Polokwane, and 250 km’s from Mbombela. Geographically the municipality is the biggest of the five (5) local municipalities in Sekhukhune district, constituting 34,3% of the area with 4 550 square kilometers of the district’s 13 264 square kilometers. Land ownership is mostly traditional and the municipality is predominantly rural with about 166 settlements, most of which are villages.  The municipality has 31 wards.

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Greater Tubatse , Limpopo 335,676 19
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Thembisile , Mpumalanga 310,458 21
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15,1% of those 20+ have no schooling.

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The population size is 335 676. The population in the municipality is constituted by 97,8% black African, 1,6% white people, with other population groups making up the remaining 0,7. The sex ratio in the municipality is 88, meaning that for every 100 women there are 88 men. Languages spoken in the municipality include Sepedi (78,6%), Tsonga (6,9%), isiNdebele (3,8%), isiZulu (2,1%) and other languages make up 8,6%. Of those aged 20 years and older, 22,6% have completed matric and 6,6% have some form of higher education.

 

Group Percentage
Black African98,3%
Coloured0,2%
Indian/Asian0,2%
White1,3%
Other0,1%
Age Males Females
0-4 6,6% 6,6%
5-9 5,6% 5,5%
10-14 5,3% 5,1%
15-19 5,5% 5,4%
20-24 5,3% 5,4%
25-29 4,6% 4,9%
30-34 3,5% 3,8%
35-39 2,7% 3%
40-44 2,1% 2,5%
45-49 1,8% 1,8%
50-54 1,3% 1,7%
55-59 1,2% 1,4%
60-64 0,8% 1,1%
65-69 0,5% 1,1%
70-74 0,5% 0,8%
75-79 0,2% 0,6%
80-84 0,2% 0,5%
85+ 0,1% 0,5%
Language Percentage
Afrikaans 1,5%
English 1,1%
IsiNdebele 0,6%
IsiXhosa 0,6%
IsiZulu 1,7%
Sepedi 87,5%
Sesotho 0,5%
Setswana 0,6%
Sign Language 0,2%
SiSwati 2,6%
Tshivenda 0,2%
Xitsonga 1,5%
Other 0.7%
Not Applicable 0,7%
Group Percentage
Married 18,8%
Living together like married partners 6,2%
Never married 71,1%
Widower/Widow 3,2%
Separated 0,4%
Divorced 0,3%
Group Percentage
No Schooling 1,6%
Some Primary 43,2%
Completed Primary 6,1%
Some Secondary 39,3%
Completed Secondary 8,6%
Higher Education 0,8%
Not Applicable 0,5%
Sex Percentage
Female 52,2%
Male 47,8%
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75,7% Use electricity for lighting.
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One in four households (25,9%) access piped water from a tap less than 200m from their dwelling; one in five households (21,5%) access piped water from a tap in their yard, and 9,5% of households access piped water inside their dwelling. 24,3% of households have no access to piped water.
Area Percentage
Urban 7,9%
Tribal/Traditional 90,1%
Farm 2%
Item Yes No
Cellphone 88,9% 11,1%
Computer 9,4% 90,6%
Television 59,5% 40,5%
Satellite Television 43,3% 56,7%
Radio 57,2% 42,8%
Landline / Telephone 2% 98%
Motor Car 20% 80%
Refrigerator 61,2% 38,8%
Electric / Gas-Stove 60,9% 39,1%
Energy Source Cooking Heating Lighting
Electricity 54,5% 39,3% 75,7%
Gas 1% 0,8% 0,2%
Paraffin 8,4% 2,7% 0,9%
Solar 0,1% 0,1% 0,7%
Candles 0% 0% 22,1%
Wood 35,4% 39,7% 0%
Coal 0,1% 0,3% 0%
Animal Dung 0,1% 0,2% 0%
Other 0% 0% 0%
None 0,2% 16,8% 0,4%
Access Percentage
From Home 2,4%
From Cellphone 12,5%
From Work 1,8%
From Elsewhere 3,1%
No Access 80,1%
Tenure Status Percentage
Rented 16,5%
Owned and fully paid off 49,4%
Owned but not yet paid off 4,5%
Occupied rent free 27,1%
Other 2,5%
Source of water Percentage
Regional/Local water scheme (operated by municipality or other water services provider) 43,5%
Borehole 16,5%
Spring 1,2%
Rain water tank 2%
Dam/Pool/Stagnant water 5,9%
River/Stream 16,9%
Water vendor 4,2%
Water tanker 5,1%
Other 4,7%
Toilet Facility Percentage
None 6,8%
Flush toilet (connected to sewerage system) 6,3%
Flush toilet (with septic tank) 1,2%
Chemical toilet 0,9%
Pit toilet with ventilation 9,3%
Pit toilet without ventilation 72,2%
Bucket toilet 1,5%
Other 1,7%
Refuse Disposal Percentage
Removed by local authority/private company at least once a week 7,9%
Removed by local authority/private company less often 0,6%
Communal refuse dump 0,6%
Own refuse dump 72,5%
No rubbish disposal 17,8%
Other 0,5%
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59,6% Youth unemployment rate.

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The municipality has a weak economic base and high poverty levels. The Burgersfort town in the municipality has been identified as a growth point in the province because of its mining activities. A potential to grow the economic base in the municipality, through tourism, has been brought by the availability of natural resources. Poverty alleviation projects implemented by the municipality have improved the socio economic conditions.

Employment Status Number
Employed 49522
Unemployed 50220
Discouraged Work Seeker 10605
Not Economically Active 92376
Income Percentage
None income 15,7%
R1 - R4,800 6,5%
R4,801 - R9,600 11,9%
R9,601 - R19,600 18,6%
R19,601 - R38,200 17,7%
R38,201 - R76,4000 13,8%
R76,401 - R153,800 8,8%
R153,801 - R307,600 4,5%
R307,601 - R614,400 1,9%
R614,001 - R1,228,800 0,4%
R1,228,801 - R2,457,600 0,1%
R2,457,601+ 0,1%
Agricultural households
Type of specific activity Number
Livestock production 13,343
Poultry production 14,020
Vegetable production 3,270
Production of other crops 3,253
Other 2,431

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

Agricultural households
Type of activity Number
Crops only 2,501
Animals only 18,544
Mixed farming 3,334
Other 967

**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 9,336
R1-R4 800 707
R4 801-R38 400 11,662
R38 401-R307 200 3,012
R307 201+ 161
Unspecified 469

Key Statistics 2011

Total population335,676
Young (0-14)34,5%
Working Age (15-64)60,4%
Elderly (65+)5,1%
Dependency ratio65,6
Sex ratio91,5
Growth rate2,19% (2001-2011)
Population density73 persons/km2
Unemployment rate50,3%
Youth unemployment rate59,6%
No schooling aged 20+15,1%
Higher education aged 20+6,6%
Matric aged 20+22,6%
Number of households83,199
Number of Agricultural households25,347
Average household size3,9
Female headed households46,9%
Formal dwellings83,2%
Housing owned/paying off53,9%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage6,3%
Weekly refuse removal7,9%
Piped water inside dwelling9,5%
Electricity for lighting75,7%

Key Statistics 2001

Total population269,608
Young (0-14)41,9%
Working Age (15-64)60,4%
Elderly (65+)5%
Dependency ratio88,6%
Sex ratio81,5
Growth rate3,21% (2001-2011)
Unemployment rate61,5%
Youth unemployment rate74,5%
No schooling aged 20+40,1%
Higher education aged 20+4,1%
Matric aged 20+10,1%
Number of households53,756
Average household size4,8
Female headed households55,7%
Formal dwellings72,3%
Housing owned/paying off63,1%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage5,3%
Weekly refuse removal7,1%
Piped water inside dwelling3,9%
Electricity for lighting47,1%