Frances Baard District Municipality

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Frances Baard
Diamandveld
District municipality
Official seal of Frances Baard
Seal
Location of Frances Baard District Municipality within Northern Cape
Location of Frances Baard District Municipality within Northern Cape
Coordinates: 28°30′S 24°30′E / 28.500°S 24.500°E / -28.500; 24.500Coordinates: 28°30′S 24°30′E / 28.500°S 24.500°E / -28.500; 24.500
Country South Africa
Province Northern Cape
Seat Kimberley
Local municipalities
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Achmat Florence
Area
 • Total 12,836 km2 (4,956 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 382,086
 • Density 30/km2 (77/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 65.5%
 • Coloured 24.0%
 • Indian/Asian 0.9%
 • White 6.7%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Tswana 43.3%
 • Afrikaans 38.6%
 • English 6.2%
 • Xhosa 4.9%
 • Other 7%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code DC9

Frances Baard is one of the 5 districts of Northern Cape province of South Africa. The seat of Frances Baard is Kimberley. The majority of its 324 814 [4] people speak Afrikaans (2001 Census). The district code is DC9.

Previously known as Diamantveld District Municipality, it was renamed in honour of Frances Baard in June 2001. On 9 August 2009 a statue of Frances Baard was unveiled by Northern Cape Premier Hazel Jenkins.[5]

Geography[edit]

Neighbours[edit]

Frances Baard is surrounded by:

Local municipalities[edit]

The district contains the following local municipalities:

Local municipality Population %
Sol Plaatje 201 461 62.02%
Phokwane 61 314 18.88%
Dikgatlong 35 760 11.01%
Magareng 21 731 6.69%
Diamondfields 4 523 1.39%

Demographics[edit]

The following statistics are from the 2001 census.

Language Population %
Setswana 142 171 43.77%
Afrikaans 137 936 42.47%
IsiXhosa 17 005 5.24%
English 16 088 4.95%
Sesotho 6 777 2.09%
IsiZulu 2 109 0.65%
Other 837 0.26%
Sepedi 606 0.19%
SiSwati 472 0.15%
IsiNdebele 353 0.11%
Xitsonga 266 0.08%
Tshivenda 169 0.05%

Gender[edit]

Gender Population %
Female 168 495 51.87%
Male 156 319 48.13%

Ethnic group[edit]

Ethnic group Population %
Black African 196 591 60.52%
Coloured 88 054 27.11%
White 38 373 11.81%
Indian/Asian 1 796 0.55%

Age[edit]

Age Population %
000 - 004 30 868 9.50%
005 - 009 32 338 9.96%
010 - 014 34 141 10.51%
015 - 019 34 969 10.77%
020 - 024 28 978 8.92%
025 - 029 26 996 8.31%
030 - 034 24 723 7.61%
035 - 039 23 003 7.08%
040 - 044 20 807 6.41%
045 - 049 17 347 5.34%
050 - 054 13 788 4.24%
055 - 059 10 779 3.32%
060 - 064 8 701 2.68%
065 - 069 6 556 2.02%
070 - 074 4 598 1.42%
075 - 079 3 027 0.93%
080 - 084 1 902 0.59%
085 - 089 847 0.26%
090 - 094 295 0.09%
095 - 099 106 0.03%
100 plus 45 0.01%

Politics[edit]

Election results[edit]

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

  • Population 18 and over: 206 209 [63.49% of total population]
  • Total votes: 129 954 [40.01% of total population]
  • Voting % estimate: 63.02% votes as a % of population 18 and over
Party Votes %
African National Congress 98 219 75.58%
Democratic Alliance 14 164 10.90%
Independent Democrats 5 086 3.91%
New National Party 4 098 3.15%
African Christian Democratic Party 2 211 1.70%
Azanian People's Organisation 1 498 1.15%
Freedom Front Plus 1 259 0.97%
United Christian Democratic Party 1 077 0.83%
Pan African Congress 842 0.65%
Inkhata Freedom Party 394 0.30%
United Democratic Movement 347 0.27%
NA 109 0.08%
EMSA 100 0.08%
PJC 89 0.07%
SOPA 89 0.07%
CDP 80 0.06%
NLP 76 0.06%
UF 67 0.05%
KISS 57 0.04%
TOP 57 0.04%
Minority Front 35 0.03%
Total 129 954 100.00%

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. ^ Municipal Profiles
  5. ^ Du Toit, A. 2009. "Baard only honoured after death" Noordkaap newspaper 19 Aug 2009:2

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