Gert Sibande District Municipality

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Gert Sibande
Eastvaal District
District municipality
Official seal of Gert Sibande
Seal
Location in South Africa
Location in South Africa
Country South Africa
Province Mpumalanga
Seat Ermelo
Local municipalities
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Kgotso William Motloung
Area
 • Total 31,841 km2 (12,294 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 1,043,194
 • Density 33/km2 (85/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 88.6%
 • Coloured 1.0%
 • Indian/Asian 1.1%
 • White 9.0%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Zulu 60.9%
 • Swazi 13.0%
 • Afrikaans 9.1%
 • Sotho 4.2%
 • Other 12.8%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code DC30

Gert Sibande (until 2004 known as the Eastvaal District Municipality) is one of the 3 districts of Mpumalanga province of South Africa. The seat of Gert Sibande is Ermelo. The majority of its 900 007 people speak IsiZulu (2001 Census). The district code is DC30. On 15 October 2004, the municipality changed its name from the "Eastvaal" (Afrikaans: Oosvaal) to "Gert Sibande" District Municipality.[4] The district is named after the ANC activist Gert Sibande.

Geography[edit]

Neighbours[edit]

Gert Sibande is surrounded by:

Local municipalities[edit]

The district contains the following local municipalities:

Local municipality Population % Dominant language
Govan Mbeki 221 754 24.64% Zulu
Albert Luthuli 187 935 20.88% Swazi
Mkhondo 142 878 15.88% Zulu
Msukaligwa 124 807 13.87% Zulu
Lekwa 103 264 11.47% Zulu
Pixley Ka Seme 80 742 8.97% Zulu
Dipaleseng 38 620 4.29% Zulu

Demographics[edit]

The following statistics are from the 2001 census.

Language Population %
IsiZulu 544 669 60.52%
SiSwati 158 623 17.62%
Afrikaans 70 236 7.80%
Sesotho 45 828 5.09%
IsiNdebele 23 985 2.66%
IsiXhosa 21 055 2.34%
English 14 514 1.61%
Sepedi 7 742 0.86%
Xitsonga 6 345 0.70%
Setswana 3 531 0.39%
Other 2 339 0.26%
Tshivenda 1 133 0.13%

Gender[edit]

Gender Population %
Female 466 592 51.84%
Male 433 415 48.16%

Ethnic group[edit]

Ethnic group Population %
Black 816 278 90.70%
White 72 109 8.01%
Coloured 6 022 0.67%
Indian/Asian 5 598 0.62%

Age[edit]

Age Population %
000 - 004 101 470 11.27%
005 - 009 105 250 11.69%
010 - 014 110 915 12.32%
015 - 019 106 277 11.81%
020 - 024 79 806 8.87%
025 - 029 72 626 8.07%
030 - 034 63 520 7.06%
035 - 039 60 596 6.73%
040 - 044 51 378 5.71%
045 - 049 40 374 4.49%
050 - 054 30 407 3.38%
055 - 059 21 345 2.37%
060 - 064 19 074 2.12%
065 - 069 12 943 1.44%
070 - 074 10 392 1.15%
075 - 079 5 726 0.64%
080 - 084 5 164 0.57%
085 - 089 1 555 0.17%
090 - 094 707 0.08%
095 - 099 296 0.03%
100 plus 186 0.02%

Politics[edit]

Election results[edit]

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

  • Population 18 and over: 517 104 [57.46% of total population]
  • Total votes: 319 593 [35.51% of total population]
  • Voting % estimate: 61.80% votes as a % of population 18 and over
Party Votes %
African National Congress 264 118 82.64%
Democratic Alliance 26 262 8.22%
Inkhata Freedom Party 7 977 2.50%
Freedom Front Plus 5 398 1.69%
African Christian Democratic Party 3 921 1.23%
United Democratic Movement 3 639 1.14%
Pan African Congress 2 661 0.83%
New National Party 1 560 0.49%
Independent Democrats 971 0.30%
Azanian People's Organisation 572 0.18%
United Christian Democratic Party 435 0.14%
SOPA 407 0.13%
NA 276 0.09%
EMSA 256 0.08%
Christian Democratic Party 234 0.07%
Peace and Justice Congress 223 0.07%
UF 203 0.06%
TOP 167 0.05%
Minority Front 133 0.04%
New Labour Party 91 0.03%
Keep It Straight and Simple Party 89 0.03%
Total 319 593 100.00%

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. ^ http://www.gsibande.gov.za/History.aspx

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 26°33′S 29°10′E / 26.550°S 29.167°E / -26.550; 29.167