John Taolo Gaetsewe District Municipality

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John Taolo Gaetsewe
Kgalagadi District
District municipality
Official seal of John Taolo Gaetsewe
Seal
Location in South Africa
Location in South Africa
Coordinates: 27°S 23°E / 27°S 23°E / -27; 23Coordinates: 27°S 23°E / 27°S 23°E / -27; 23
Country South Africa
Province Northern Cape
Seat Kuruman
Local municipalities
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Benjamin Gaobusiwe
Area
 • Total 27,283 km2 (10,534 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 224,799
 • Density 8.2/km2 (21/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 84.8%
 • Coloured 9.3%
 • Indian/Asian 0.4%
 • White 5.0%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Tswana 75.6%
 • Afrikaans 16.5%
 • English 2.6%
 • Other 5.3%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code DC45

John Taolo Gaetsewe (formerly Kgalagadi) is one of the five districts of the Northern Cape province of South Africa. The seat of the authority is Kuruman. The majority of its 176,899 people speak Setswana (2001 Census). The district code is DC45.

Geography[edit]

Neighbours[edit]

John Taolo Gaetsewe is surrounded by:

Local municipalities[edit]

The district contains the following local municipalities:

Local municipality Population % Dominant language
Joe Morolong (formerly Moshaweng) 84 099 47.54% Tswana
Ga-Segonyana 70 390 39.79% Tswana
Gamagara 16 175 9.14% Afrikaans
Kalahari 6 231 3.52%

Demographics[edit]

The following statistics are from the 2001 census.

Language Population %
Setswana 151 654 85.73%
Afrikaans 20 401 11.53%
IsiXhosa 1 575 0.89%
Sesotho 737 0.42%
English 735 0.42%
Other 447 0.25%
Sepedi 429 0.24%
IsiZulu 353 0.20%
SiSwati 183 0.10%
IsiNdebele 167 0.09%
Xitsonga 151 0.09%
Tshivenda 63 0.04%

Gender[edit]

Gender Population %
Female 92 689 52.40%
Male 84 210 47.60%

Ethnic group[edit]

Ethnic group Population %
Black African 157 091 88.80%
Coloured 10 358 5.86%
White 9 352 5.29%
Indian/Asian 98 0.06%

Age[edit]

Age Population %
000 - 004 20 967 11.85%
005 - 009 22 647 12.80%
010 - 014 23 651 13.37%
015 - 019 20 824 11.77%
020 - 024 15 475 8.75%
025 - 029 12 234 6.92%
030 - 034 10 885 6.15%
035 - 039 10 267 5.80%
040 - 044 9 643 5.45%
045 - 049 7 655 4.33%
050 - 054 5 883 3.33%
055 - 059 4 649 2.63%
060 - 064 3 726 2.11%
065 - 069 3 133 1.77%
070 - 074 2 235 1.26%
075 - 079 1 431 0.81%
080 - 084 964 0.54%
085 - 089 379 0.21%
090 - 094 165 0.09%
095 - 099 63 0.04%
100 plus 23 0.01%

Politics[edit]

Election results[edit]

Election results for the district (under its former name, Kgalagadi) in the South African general election, 2004.

  • Population 18 and over: 96 783 [54.71% of total population]
  • Total votes: 65 198 [36.86% of total population]
  • Voting % estimate: 67.37% votes as a % of population 18 and over
Party Votes %
African National Congress 51 456 78.92%
United Christian Democratic Party 6 763 10.37%
Democratic Alliance 2 687 4.12%
Independent Democrats 1 084 1.66%
African Christian Democratic Party 790 1.21%
New National Party 690 1.06%
Freedom Front Plus 585 0.90%
Pan African Congress 267 0.41%
Azanian People's Organisation 212 0.33%
United Democratic Movement 161 0.25%
Inkhata Freedom Party 97 0.15%
EMSA 81 0.12%
NA 57 0.09%
CDP 57 0.09%
SOPA 54 0.08%
PJC 40 0.06%
TOP 36 0.06%
UF 35 0.05%
NLP 17 0.03%
Minority Front 15 0.02%
KISS 14 0.02%
Total 65 198 100.00%

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. 

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