Bojanala Platinum District Municipality

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Bojanala Platinum
District municipality
Official seal of Bojanala Platinum
Seal
Location in South Africa
Location in South Africa
Country South Africa
Province North West
Seat Rustenburg
Local municipalities
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Lj Diremelo
Area
 • Total 18,333 km2 (7,078 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 1,507,505
 • Density 82/km2 (210/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 91.4%
 • Coloured 0.7%
 • Indian/Asian 0.6%
 • White 7.0%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Tswana 55.3%
 • Tsonga 8.1%
 • Afrikaans 7.2%
 • Xhosa 5.6%
 • Other 23.8%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code DC37

Bojanala Platinum is one of the 4 districts of North West province of South Africa. The seat of Bojanala Platinum is Rustenburg. The majority of its 1 185 325 people speak Setswana (2001 Census). The district code is DC37.

Geography[edit]

Neighbours[edit]

Bojanala Platinum is surrounded by:

Local municipalities[edit]

The district contains the following local municipalities:

Local municipality Population % Dominant language
Rustenburg 549 575 36.00% Tswana
Madibeng 447 381 29.68% Tswana
Moses Kotane 242 554 19.98% Tswana
Moretele 186 947 12.0% Tswana
Kgetlengrivier 51 049 3.00% Tswana

Demographics[edit]

The following statistics are from the 2001 census.

Language Population %
Setswana 741 549 62.56%
Xitsonga 88 480 7.46%
Afrikaans 78 530 6.63%
Sepedi 68 747 5.80%
IsiXhosa 64 173 5.41%
Sesotho 47 006 3.97%
IsiZulu 36 545 3.08%
English 17 073 1.44%
IsiNdebele 15 618 1.32%
Other 9 712 0.82%
Tshivenda 9 342 0.79%
SiSwati 8 542 0.72%

Gender[edit]

Gender Population %
Male 607 869 51.28%
Female 577 463 48.72%

Ethnic group[edit]

Ethnic group Population %
Black African 1 093 177 92.23%
White 82 045 6.92%
Coloured 6 360 0.54%
Indian/Asian 3 743 0.32%

Age[edit]

Age Population %
000 - 004 108 805 9.18%
005 - 009 113 058 9.54%
010 - 014 121 707 10.27%
015 - 019 115 306 9.73%
020 - 024 110 477 9.32%
025 - 029 111 264 9.39%
030 - 034 98 631 8.32%
035 - 039 93 814 7.91%
040 - 044 81 984 6.92%
045 - 049 62 264 5.25%
050 - 054 44 466 3.75%
055 - 059 34 288 2.89%
060 - 064 27 783 2.34%
065 - 069 21 309 1.80%
070 - 074 16 438 1.39%
075 - 079 10 575 0.89%
080 - 084 7 800 0.66%
085 - 089 3 115 0.26%
090 - 094 1 424 0.12%
095 - 099 614 0.05%
100 plus 203 0.02%

Politics[edit]

Election results[edit]

Election results for Bojanala Platinum in the South African general election, 2004.

  • Population 18 and over: 772 262 [65.15% of total population]
  • Total votes: 445 856 [37.61% of total population]
  • Voting % estimate: 57.73% votes as a % of population 18 and over
Party Votes %
African National Congress 372 834 83.62%
Democratic Alliance 25 214 5.66%
United Christian Democratic Party 20 370 4.57%
United Democratic Movement 7 472 1.68%
African Christian Democratic Party 5 085 1.14%
Freedom Front Plus 4 022 0.90%
Pan African Congress 2 964 0.66%
New National Party 1 597 0.36%
Independent Democrats 1 426 0.32%
Inkhata Freedom Party 1 384 0.31%
Azanian People's Organisation 996 0.22%
NA 477 0.11%
SOPA 424 0.10%
EMSA 346 0.08%
CDP 293 0.07%
UF 268 0.06%
PJC 190 0.04%
TOP 187 0.04%
KISS 122 0.03%
Minority Front 100 0.02%
NLP 85 0.02%
Total 445 856 100.00%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact list: Executive Mayors". Government Communication & Information System. Retrieved 22 February 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Table: Census 2011 by district council, gender, age in 5 year groups and population group". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 6 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "Table: Census 2011 by district council, gender, language and population group". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 6 November 2012. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 25°25′S 27°15′E / 25.417°S 27.250°E / -25.417; 27.250