Capricorn District Municipality

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Capricorn
District municipality
Official seal of Capricorn
Seal
Location in South Africa
Location in South Africa
Country South Africa
Province Limpopo
Seat Polokwane
Local municipalities
Government[2]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Gilbert Kganyago[1]
Area
 • Total 21,705 km2 (8,380 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 1,261,463
 • Density 58/km2 (150/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[3]
 • Black African 96.1%
 • Coloured 0.5%
 • Indian/Asian 0.4%
 • White 2.8%
First languages (2011)[4]
 • Northern Sotho 84.9%
 • Afrikaans 3.0%
 • Tsonga 2.6%
 • English 2.0%
 • Other 7.5%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code DC35

Capricorn is one of the 6 districts of Limpopo province of South Africa. The district is named after the Tropic of Capricorn which runs through it. The seat of Capricorn is Polokwane. The majority of its 1 154 673 people speak Northern Sotho (2001 census). The district code is DC35.

Geography[edit]

Neighbours[edit]

Capricorn is surrounded by:

Local municipalities[edit]

The district contains the following local municipalities:

Local municipality Population % Dominant language
Polokwane 508 272 44.02% Northern Sotho
Lepele-Nkumpi 227 965 19.74% Northern Sotho
Blouberg 161 326 13.97% Northern Sotho
Aganang 147 686 12.79% Northern Sotho
Molemole 109 442 9.48% Northern Sotho

Demographics[edit]

The following statistics are from the 2011 census.

Language Population %
Northern Sotho 1 055 421 84.90%
Afrikaans 36 901 2.97%
Tsonga 32 379 2.60%
English 25 177 2.03%
Ndebele 24 733 1.99%
Other 18 489 1.49%
Venda 17 477 1.41%
Zulu 11 671 0.94%
Sotho 8 170 0.66%
Tswana 6 990 0.56%
Xhosa 2 167 0.17%
Swati 1 418 0.11%

Gender[edit]

Gender Population %
Female 671 220 53.21%
Male 590 242 46.79%

Ethnic group[edit]

Ethnic group Population %
Black African 1 211 874 96.07%
White African 35 470 2.81%
Coloured 6 271 0.50%
Indian/Asian 5 234 0.41%

Age[edit]

Age Population %
000 - 004 130 815 11.33%
005 - 009 157 650 13.65%
010 - 014 165 920 14.37%
015 - 019 152 744 13.23%
020 - 024 99 157 8.59%
025 - 029 75 833 6.57%
030 - 034 63 494 5.50%
035 - 039 59 857 5.18%
040 - 044 49 348 4.27%
045 - 049 41 593 3.60%
050 - 054 34 780 3.01%
055 - 059 26 819 2.32%
060 - 064 27 205 2.36%
065 - 069 21 739 1.88%
070 - 074 19 736 1.71%
075 - 079 10 620 0.92%
080 - 084 10 541 0.91%
085 - 089 3 649 0.32%
090 - 094 1 978 0.17%
095 - 099 857 0.07%
100 plus 338 0.03%

Politics[edit]

Election results[edit]

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

  • Population 18 and over: 601 852 [52.12% of total population]
  • Total votes: 341 004 [29.53% of total population]
  • Voting % estimate: 56.66% votes as a % of population 18 and over
Party Votes %
African National Congress 301 125 88.31%
Democratic Alliance 14 208 4.17%
United Democratic Movement 6 238 1.83%
African Christian Democratic Party 4 571 1.34%
Pan African Congress 3 143 0.92%
Azanian People's Organisation 2 921 0.86%
Freedom Front Plus 2 296 0.67%
New National Party 2 249 0.66%
Independent Democrats 764 0.22%
Inkhata Freedom Party 587 0.17%
United Christian Democratic Party 497 0.15%
NA 491 0.14%
EMSA 328 0.10%
SOPA 300 0.09%
PJC 277 0.08%
TOP 228 0.07%
UF 215 0.06%
CDP 213 0.06%
KISS 125 0.04%
NLP 121 0.04%
Minority Front 107 0.03%
Total 341 004 100.00%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 23°53′S 29°26′E / 23.883°S 29.433°E / -23.883; 29.433