Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District Municipality

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Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati
Bophirima
District municipality
Official seal of Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati
Seal
Location in South Africa
Location in South Africa
Country South Africa
Province North West
Seat Vryburg
Local municipalities
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Govan Lobelo
Area
 • Total 43,700 km2 (16,900 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 463,815
 • Density 11/km2 (27/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 91.4%
 • Coloured 4.0%
 • Indian/Asian 0.4%
 • White 3.9%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Tswana 83.6%
 • Afrikaans 7.6%
 • English 1.9%
 • Sotho 1.8%
 • Other 5.1%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code DC39

Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District Municipality (formerly Bophirima District Municipality[4]) is one of the 4 districts of North West province of South Africa. The seat of Mompati District is Vryburg. The majority of its 439 637 people speak Setswana (2001 Census). The district code is DC39. It is South Africa's largest beef producing district, with Hereford cattle the most popular. It is sometimes called "the Texas of South Africa". Maize and peanuts are important crops produced in the district. The district was renamed after the mayor of Vryburg.

Geography[edit]

Neighbours[edit]

Mompati District is surrounded (clockwise) by:

Local municipalities[edit]

The district contains the following 6 local municipalities:

Local municipality Population % Dominant language
Greater Taung 182 167 41.44% Tswana
Naledi 58 106 13.22% Tswana
Mamusa 48 366 11.00% Tswana
Lekwa-Teemane 42 967 9.77% Tswana
Kagisano-Molopo 108,071 24.58% Tswana

Demographics[edit]

The following statistics are from the 2001 census.

Language Population %
Tswana 381 795 86.84%
Afrikaans 30 901 7.03%
Xhosa 8 579 1.95%
Sotho 8 541 1.94%
Other 3 179 0.72%
English 2 312 0.53%
Northern Sotho 1 351 0.31%
Zulu 1 236 0.28%
Ndebele 744 0.17%
Swati 652 0.15%
Tsonga 244 0.06%
Venda 143 0.03%

Gender[edit]

Gender Population %
Female 229 254 52.15%
Male 210 383 47.85%

Ethnic group[edit]

Ethnic group Population %
Black African 405 675 92.27%
White 17 804 4.05%
Coloured 15 203 3.46%
Indian/Asian 955 0.22%

Age[edit]

Age Population %
000 - 004 50 051 11.38%
005 - 009 55 303 12.58%
010 - 014 56 825 12.93%
015 - 019 52 129 11.86%
020 - 024 38 481 8.75%
025 - 029 31 184 7.09%
030 - 034 26 780 6.09%
035 - 039 25 234 5.74%
040 - 044 22 162 5.04%
045 - 049 18 354 4.17%
050 - 054 14 801 3.37%
055 - 059 12 882 2.93%
060 - 064 10 892 2.48%
065 - 069 8 520 1.94%
070 - 074 6 443 1.47%
075 - 079 4 755 1.08%
080 - 084 2 993 0.68%
085 - 089 1 124 0.26%
090 - 094 469 0.11%
095 - 099 190 0.04%
100 plus 65 0.01%

Politics[edit]

Election results[edit]

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

  • Population 18 and over: 245 386 [55.82% of total population]
  • Total votes: 153 517 [34.92% of total population]
  • Voting % estimate: 62.56% votes as a % of population 18 and over
Party Votes %
African National Congress 124 832 81.31%
United Christian Democratic Party 14 626 9.53%
Democratic Alliance 4 866 3.17%
African Christian Democratic Party 1 708 1.11%
Pan African Congress 1 531 1.00%
Freedom Front Plus 1 473 0.96%
Independent Democrats 938 0.61%
United Democratic Movement 777 0.51%
New National Party 673 0.44%
Azanian People's Organisation 586 0.38%
EMSA 254 0.17%
Inkhata Freedom Party 247 0.16%
SOPA 217 0.14%
PJC 141 0.09%
NA 135 0.09%
CDP 130 0.08%
UF 130 0.08%
TOP 111 0.07%
NLP 56 0.04%
KISS 48 0.03%
Minority Front 38 0.02%
Total 153 517 100.00%

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°40′S 24°15′E / 26.667°S 24.250°E / -26.667; 24.250