Makhuduthamaga

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According to the 2011 Census, Makhuduthamaga Local Municipality has a total population of 274 358 people.

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The Makhuduthamaga Local Municipality is a category B4 municipality that is located within the Sekhukhune District Municipality of Limpopo. The name (Makhuduthamaga) is derived from the liberatory name given to those who supported the anti-apartheid struggle in Sekhukhuneland in the 1950s. Makhuduthamaga raged a war against the white commissioner and his assailants, Marentsara. In its State of Local Government in South Africa overview report, the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA 2009) describes category B4 municipalities as municipalities which are mainly rural with communal tenure and with, at most, one or two small towns in their area. The municipality is completely rural in nature, dominated by traditional land ownership. It comprises a land area of approximately 2 096 km². It is made up of 189 settlements with a population of 274 358 people and 65 217 households, which amounts to more than 24% of the district, according to Census 2011. Like most rural municipalities, Makhuduthamaga is characterized by a weak economic base, poor infrastructure, major service delivery backlogs, dispersed human settlements and high poverty levels.

It shares borders with Fetakgomo to the north-east, Ephraim Mogale to the west, Elias Motsoaledi to the south and Lepelle Nkumpi Municipality in the north. Jane Furse, the headquarters of Makhuduthamaga Local Municipality, is located 347 km north-east of Johannesburg, 247 km north-east of Pretoria, 189 km southeast of Polokwane, and 70 km south-west of Burgersfort

(http://www.makhuduthamaga.gov.za/docs/idp/2013-14%20IDP%20Draft.pdf).

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23,4% aged 20+  no schooling

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According to the 2011 Census, Makhuduthamaga Local Municipality has a total population of 274 358 people. The majority of the population in the municipality are black African at 99,7%, with the other population groups making up the remaining 0,3%.

Of those aged 20 years and older, 3,7% have completed primary school, 34,9% have some secondary education, 20,5% have completed matric and 5,7% have some form of higher education. Of the mentioned age group, 23,4% have no form of schooling.

Group Percentage
Black African99,7%
Coloured0%
Indian/Asian0,1%
White0,1%
Other0,1%
Age Males Females
0-4 7,1% 6,9%
5-9 6,2% 6,2%
10-14 6% 5,7%
15-19 6,1% 6%
20-24 4,1% 4,5%
25-29 2,6% 3,9%
30-34 1,9% 3,2%
35-39 1,6% 2,9%
40-44 1,5% 2,6%
45-49 1,3% 1,3%
50-54 1,2% 2,1%
55-59 1,1% 1,9%
60-64 1% 1,8%
65-69 0,7% 1,8%
70-74 0,8% 1,3%
75-79 0,4% 0,9%
80-84 0,3% 0,8%
85+ 0,2% 0,7%
Language Percentage
Afrikaans 0,2%
English 0,6%
IsiNdebele 0,9%
IsiXhosa 0,1%
IsiZulu 1,4%
Sepedi 93,3%
Sesotho 0,2%
Setswana 0,4%
Sign Language 0,2%
SiSwati 1,5%
Tshivenda 0,1%
Xitsonga 0,2%
Other 0.4%
Not Applicable 0,5%
Group Percentage
Married 18,9%
Living together like married partners 2,3%
Never married 73,1%
Widower/Widow 5,4%
Separated 0,3%
Divorced 0,1%
Group Percentage
No Schooling 1,8%
Some Primary 47,4%
Completed Primary 6,2%
Some Secondary 36%
Completed Secondary 7,4%
Higher Education 0,5%
Not Applicable 0,7%
Sex Percentage
Female 55,8%
Male 44,2%
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Electricity for lighting  90.4%

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There are 65 217 households in the municipality, with an average household size of 4,2 persons per household. Of the households, 25,9% have access to piped water either in their dwelling or in the yard, while 90,4% of households have access to electricity for lighting.

Demographics

Population: 274 358
Households: 65 217
Unemployment rate: 62,7%

Area Percentage
Urban 0%
Tribal/Traditional 100%
Farm 0%
Item Yes No
Cellphone 83,9% 16,1%
Computer 6,7% 93,3%
Television 71,7% 28,3%
Satellite Television 17,5% 82,5%
Radio 60,6% 39,4%
Landline / Telephone 1,6% 98,4%
Motor Car 17,1% 82,9%
Refrigerator 68,8% 31,2%
Electric / Gas-Stove 60,3% 39,7%
Energy Source Cooking Heating Lighting
Electricity 49,5% 36,4% 90,4%
Gas 0,9% 0,7% 0,1%
Paraffin 5,2% 1,4% 0,6%
Solar 0,1% 0,1% 0,2%
Candles 0% 0% 8,5%
Wood 41,6% 44,6% 0%
Coal 1,2% 5,1% 0%
Animal Dung 1,2% 1,1% 0%
Other 0% 0% 0%
None 0,2% 10,6% 0,2%
Access Percentage
From Home 1,5%
From Cellphone 12,1%
From Work 0,9%
From Elsewhere 3,9%
No Access 81,6%
Tenure Status Percentage
Rented 4,7%
Owned and fully paid off 67,9%
Owned but not yet paid off 3,5%
Occupied rent free 19,4%
Other 4,6%
Source of water Percentage
Regional/Local water scheme (operated by municipality or other water services provider) 51,2%
Borehole 8,9%
Spring 4,4%
Rain water tank 2,3%
Dam/Pool/Stagnant water 9%
River/Stream 17%
Water vendor 2,9%
Water tanker 2,7%
Other 1,5%
Toilet Facility Percentage
None 3,9%
Flush toilet (connected to sewerage system) 3%
Flush toilet (with septic tank) 0,8%
Chemical toilet 0,9%
Pit toilet with ventilation 11,7%
Pit toilet without ventilation 78,1%
Bucket toilet 0,3%
Other 1,3%
Refuse Disposal Percentage
Removed by local authority/private company at least once a week 2%
Removed by local authority/private company less often 0,5%
Communal refuse dump 1%
Own refuse dump 88,9%
No rubbish disposal 7,1%
Other 0,5%
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There are 19 534 employed people and 32 780 unemployed people. The youth unemployment rate is 74,0%. 

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There are 52 314 people that are economically active (employed or unemployed but looking for work), and of these, 62,7% are unemployed.

Of the 27 286 economically active youth (15–34 years) in the area, 74,0% are unemployed.

 

Employment Status Number
Employed 19534
Unemployed 32780
Discouraged Work Seeker 13657
Not Economically Active 81993
Income Percentage
None income 13,1%
R1 - R4,800 7,3%
R4,801 - R9,600 14,5%
R9,601 - R19,600 25,5%
R19,601 - R38,200 23,7%
R38,201 - R76,4000 7,2%
R76,401 - R153,800 4,4%
R153,801 - R307,600 2,9%
R307,601 - R614,400 1%
R614,001 - R1,228,800 0,2%
R1,228,801 - R2,457,600 0,1%
R2,457,601+ 0,1%
Agricultural households
Type of specific activity Number
Livestock production 13,846
Poultry production 9,588
Vegetable production 2,814
Production of other crops 7,264
Other 2,695

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

Agricultural households
Type of activity Number
Crops only 4,604
Animals only 14,658
Mixed farming 4,706
Other 836

**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 8,741
R1-R4 800 945
R4 801-R38 400 13,413
R38 401-R307 200 1,330
R307 201+ 71
Unspecified 303

Key Statistics 2011

Total population274,358
Young (0-14)38,1%
Working Age (15-64)53,9%
Elderly (65+)8%
Dependency ratio85,4
Sex ratio79,2
Growth rate0,46% (2001-2011)
Population density131 persons/km2
Unemployment rate62,7%
Youth unemployment rate74%
No schooling aged 20+23,4%
Higher education aged 20+5,7%
Matric aged 20+20,5%
Number of households65,217
Number of Agricultural households24,803
Average household size4,2
Female headed households60,1%
Formal dwellings90,1%
Housing owned/paying off71,4%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage3%
Weekly refuse removal2%
Piped water inside dwelling6%
Electricity for lighting90,4%

Key Statistics 2001

Total population262,005
Young (0-14)41,9%
Working Age (15-64)53,9%
Elderly (65+)6,8%
Dependency ratio94,8%
Sex ratio76,6
Growth rate-0,55% (2001-2011)
Unemployment rate75%
Youth unemployment rate84,8%
No schooling aged 20+44,5%
Higher education aged 20+5,2%
Matric aged 20+11,4%
Number of households52,978
Average household size4,8
Female headed households64,4%
Formal dwellings78,7%
Housing owned/paying off62,6%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage2%
Weekly refuse removal0,6%
Piped water inside dwelling1,2%
Electricity for lighting62,4%