Victor Khanye

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The total population of Victor Khanye Local Municipality is approximately 75 452 persons

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Victor Khanye Local Municipality is situated in Mpumalanga province, within the Nkangala District Municipality. It is located in the Western Highveld of the Nkangala District Municipality. The Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality, in the Gauteng province, borders Victor Khanye Local Municipality to the west. It is bordered to the north by the Kungwini Local Municipality, to the south by the Govan Mbeki and Lesedi Local Municipalities

The municipality is strategically located, as it is situated between Johannesburg in Gauteng and Nelspruit in Mpumalanga. It is also located close to the economically thriving metropolitan municipalities in Gauteng namely, Ekurhuleni and Tshwane. It is 10km from the N12 Highway, which joins the N4 Maputo corridor, the main link between Gauteng , Mpumalanga and Mozambique.

The area is approximately 1 570 km² in extent. The area is mostly plain with a few rocky outcrops and meandering rivers. Settlements in the area are sparsely distributed. Urban settlements are found mostly in Eloff, Sundra, Delmas and Botleng. Rural settlements include Brakfontein, Argent, Arbor, Dryden and Waaikraal. Agricultural settlements in the form of smallholdings are also found in Eloff, Sundra (Droogefontein and Reitkol), Strydpan and Delmas (Leeupoort). Dryden is also a railway settlement with industrial development.

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11,8% of those 20+ have no schooling.

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The total population of Victor Khanye Local Municipality is approximately 75 452 persons, which amounts to 5,8% of the total Nkangala District Municipality population of 1 308 129 and 1,8% of the Mpumalanga province population of 4 039 939.

Group Percentage
Black African82,3%
Coloured1,1%
Indian/Asian0,3%
White16%
Other0,3%
Age Males Females
0-4 5,3% 5,4%
5-9 4,4% 4,4%
10-14 4,5% 4,2%
15-19 4,5% 4,4%
20-24 5,5% 4,7%
25-29 5,6% 4,7%
30-34 4,4% 3,7%
35-39 3,8% 3,4%
40-44 3,2% 2,7%
45-49 2,7% 2,7%
50-54 2,2% 2,2%
55-59 1,8% 1,8%
60-64 1,3% 1,5%
65-69 0,9% 0,9%
70-74 0,6% 0,7%
75-79 0,3% 0,5%
80-84 0,2% 0,3%
85+ 0,1% 0,3%
Language Percentage
Afrikaans 15,7%
English 3,6%
IsiNdebele 25,1%
IsiXhosa 3,3%
IsiZulu 35,7%
Sepedi 3,4%
Sesotho 3,8%
Setswana 2%
Sign Language 0,2%
SiSwati 1,9%
Tshivenda 0,6%
Xitsonga 1,9%
Other 1.9%
Not Applicable 1%
Group Percentage
Married 22,5%
Living together like married partners 10,5%
Never married 62,5%
Widower/Widow 3%
Separated 0,7%
Divorced 0,8%
Group Percentage
No Schooling 4,1%
Some Primary 41,6%
Completed Primary 6,5%
Some Secondary 32,8%
Completed Secondary 12,9%
Higher Education 1,3%
Not Applicable 0,8%
Sex Percentage
Female 48,6%
Male 51,4%
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84,9% Use electricity for lighting.

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Most households in the municipality (48,4%) access piped water in their dwelling, with 34,8% of households having access to piped water in their yard. Only 4,3% of households do not have access to piped water.

Area Percentage
Urban 78,3%
Tribal/Traditional 0%
Farm 21,7%
Item Yes No
Cellphone 89,3% 10,7%
Computer 15,1% 84,9%
Television 75,1% 24,9%
Satellite Television 21,4% 78,6%
Radio 57,3% 42,7%
Landline / Telephone 5,8% 94,2%
Motor Car 28,9% 71,1%
Refrigerator 63,3% 36,7%
Electric / Gas-Stove 72,4% 27,6%
Energy Source Cooking Heating Lighting
Electricity 63,5% 43,9% 84,9%
Gas 3,4% 2,7% 0,7%
Paraffin 8,2% 2,3% 0,7%
Solar 0,2% 0,2% 0,3%
Candles 0% 0% 13,1%
Wood 5,6% 6,9% 0%
Coal 18,7% 31,6% 0%
Animal Dung 0,1% 0,1% 0%
Other 0% 0% 0%
None 0,4% 12,2% 0,3%
Access Percentage
From Home 4,9%
From Cellphone 15,8%
From Work 3,5%
From Elsewhere 3,7%
No Access 72,2%
Tenure Status Percentage
Rented 22,9%
Owned and fully paid off 45,7%
Owned but not yet paid off 8%
Occupied rent free 19,8%
Other 3,6%
Source of water Percentage
Regional/Local water scheme (operated by municipality or other water services provider) 76,4%
Borehole 14,8%
Spring 0,2%
Rain water tank 0,3%
Dam/Pool/Stagnant water 0,4%
River/Stream 0,4%
Water vendor 1,5%
Water tanker 4,6%
Other 1,4%
Toilet Facility Percentage
None 2,3%
Flush toilet (connected to sewerage system) 70,6%
Flush toilet (with septic tank) 7,9%
Chemical toilet 3,3%
Pit toilet with ventilation 1,1%
Pit toilet without ventilation 9%
Bucket toilet 3,4%
Other 2,4%
Refuse Disposal Percentage
Removed by local authority/private company at least once a week 73,7%
Removed by local authority/private company less often 2%
Communal refuse dump 1,6%
Own refuse dump 18,5%
No rubbish disposal 3,5%
Other 0,7%
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35,8% Youth unemployment rate.

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Farming is the most dominant economic activity in Victor Khanye Local Municipality, occupying approximately 60% of the total physical area. However, in terms of output and proportional contribution to the local economy, the largest sector is trade, followed by agriculture and mining sectors.

Employment Status Number
Employed 21843
Unemployed 8573
Discouraged Work Seeker 2477
Not Economically Active 17712
Income Percentage
None income 14,9%
R1 - R4,800 3,7%
R4,801 - R9,600 6,3%
R9,601 - R19,600 17,5%
R19,601 - R38,200 21,4%
R38,201 - R76,4000 16,3%
R76,401 - R153,800 9,5%
R153,801 - R307,600 5,7%
R307,601 - R614,400 3,2%
R614,001 - R1,228,800 0,9%
R1,228,801 - R2,457,600 0,3%
R2,457,601+ 0,3%
Agricultural households
Type of specific activity Number
Livestock production 1,014
Poultry production 1,461
Vegetable production 906
Production of other crops 446
Other 806

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

Agricultural households
Type of activity Number
Crops only 736
Animals only 1,536
Mixed farming 499
Other 279

**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 659
R1-R4 800 92
R4 801-R38 400 1,433
R38 401-R307 200 618
R307 201+ 113
Unspecified 136

Key Statistics 2011

Total population75,452
Young (0-14)28,2%
Working Age (15-64)67,1%
Elderly (65+)4,7%
Dependency ratio49,1
Sex ratio106
Growth rate2,92% (2001-2011)
Population density48 persons/km2
Unemployment rate28,2%
Youth unemployment rate35,8%
No schooling aged 20+11,8%
Higher education aged 20+7,7%
Matric aged 20+26,7%
Number of households20,548
Number of Agricultural households3,050
Average household size3,6
Female headed households30,2%
Formal dwellings79,3%
Housing owned/paying off53,7%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage70,6%
Weekly refuse removal73,7%
Piped water inside dwelling48,4%
Electricity for lighting84,9%

Key Statistics 2001

Total population56,335
Young (0-14)31,9%
Working Age (15-64)67,1%
Elderly (65+)4,2%
Dependency ratio56,6%
Sex ratio97
Growth rate1,14% (2001-2011)
Unemployment rate42,5%
Youth unemployment rate52%
No schooling aged 20+26%
Higher education aged 20+4,8%
Matric aged 20+14%
Number of households13,428
Average household size4
Female headed households28,8%
Formal dwellings62,1%
Housing owned/paying off51,4%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage63,2%
Weekly refuse removal62,3%
Piped water inside dwelling28,4%
Electricity for lighting65%