Dr Kenneth Kaunda District Municipality

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Dr Kenneth Kaunda
District municipality
Official seal of Dr Kenneth Kaunda
Seal
Location in South Africa
Location in South Africa
Country South Africa
Province North West
Seat Klerksdorp
Local municipalities
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Boitumelo Moloi
Area
 • Total 14,642 km2 (5,653 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 695,933
 • Density 48/km2 (120/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 80.3%
 • Coloured 4.1%
 • Indian/Asian 0.7%
 • White 14.5%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Tswana 44.8%
 • Afrikaans 18.4%
 • Sotho 15.3%
 • Xhosa 11.5%
 • Other 10%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code DC40

Dr Kenneth Kaunda District Municipality (formerly Southern District Municipality[4]) is one of the 4 districts of North West province of South Africa. The seat of Kaunda District is Klerksdorp. The majority of its 599 674 people speak Setswana (2001 Census). The district code is DC40. The district was formerly known as the Southern District Municipality. It is named after Kenneth Kaunda, the first President of Zambia.

Geography[edit]

Neighbours[edit]

Kaunda District is surrounded (clockwise) by:

Local municipalities[edit]

The district contains the following local municipalities:

Local municipality Population % Dominant language
Matlosana 359 198 59.90% Tswana
Tlokwe 128 356 21.40% Tswana, Afrikaans
Maquassi Hills 69 042 11.51% Tswana
Ventersdorp 43 081 7.18% Tswana

Demographics[edit]

The following statistics are from the 2001 census.

Language Population %
Setswana 263 804 43.99%
Afrikaans 116 195 19.38%
Sesotho 96 849 16.15%
IsiXhosa 83 861 13.98%
English 12 921 2.15%
IsiZulu 9 430 1.57%
Xitsonga 6 642 1.11%
Sepedi 3 162 0.53%
SiSwati 2 568 0.43%
Other 2 458 0.41%
IsiNdebele 1 041 0.17%
Tshivenda 746 0.12%

Gender[edit]

Genders Population %
Male 301 391 50.26%
Female 298 283 49.74%

Ethnic group[edit]

Ethnic group Population %
Black African 472 237 78.75%
White 104 375 17.41%
Coloured 21 027 3.51%
Indian/Asian 2 035 0.34%

Age[edit]

Age Population %
000 - 004 52 714 8.79%
005 - 009 51 847 8.65%
010 - 014 57 243 9.55%
015 - 019 61 062 10.18%
020 - 024 57 261 9.55%
025 - 029 54 606 9.11%
030 - 034 51 489 8.59%
035 - 039 50 094 8.35%
040 - 044 43 850 7.31%
045 - 049 33 471 5.58%
050 - 054 24 755 4.13%
055 - 059 18 666 3.11%
060 - 064 14 690 2.45%
065 - 069 10 532 1.76%
070 - 074 7 770 1.30%
075 - 079 4 823 0.80%
080 - 084 3 003 0.50%
085 - 089 1 166 0.19%
090 - 094 420 0.07%
095 - 099 150 0.03%
100 plus 62 0.01%

Politics[edit]

Election results[edit]

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

  • Population 18 and over: 401 692 [66.99% of total population]
  • Total votes: 226 396 [37.75% of total population]
  • Voting % estimate: 56.36% votes as a % of population 18 and over
Party Votes %
African National Congress 174 328 77.00%
Democratic Alliance 28 838 12.74%
Freedom Front Plus 6 465 2.86%
African Christian Democratic Party 3 503 1.55%
Independent Democrats 2 877 1.27%
Pan African Congress 2 338 1.03%
United Democratic Movement 2 095 0.93%
New National Party 1 858 0.82%
United Christian Democratic Party 1 670 0.74%
Inkhata Freedom Party 851 0.38%
Azanian People's Organisation 410 0.18%
NA 247 0.11%
SOPA 171 0.08%
CDP 159 0.07%
EMSA 141 0.06%
UF 116 0.05%
PJC 105 0.05%
TOP 82 0.04%
KISS 54 0.02%
NLP 54 0.02%
Minority Front 34 0.02%
Total 226 396 100.00%

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. 
  4. ^ "New Municipal Names". Municipal Demarcation Board. Retrieved 2009-03-08. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 26°50′S 26°35′E / 26.833°S 26.583°E / -26.833; 26.583