Metsweding District Municipality

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Metsweding District Municipality
Former District municipality
Location in Gauteng
Location in Gauteng
Coordinates: 25°48′S 28°45′E / 25.800°S 28.750°E / -25.800; 28.750Coordinates: 25°48′S 28°45′E / 25.800°S 28.750°E / -25.800; 28.750
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
Seat Bronkhorstspruit
Local municipalities
Racial makeup
Languages
Time zone South African Standard Time (UTC+2)
Municipal code DC46
Website www.metsweding.com

Metsweding District Municipality was, from 2000 till 18 May 2011, a district municipality in Gauteng province, South Africa. Metsweding, and its component local municipalities, was disestablished and absorbed into the Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality on the date of the 2011 municipal election.[1]

The administrative seat of Metsweding was Bronkhorstspruit. The most spoken languages of its 159 861 people were IsiNdebele and Afrikaans (2001 Census).

Geography[edit]

Neighbours[edit]

Metsweding was surrounded by:

Local municipalities[edit]

The district contained the following local municipalities, which have also been abolished:

Local municipality Population %
Kungwini 107 320 67.13%
Nokeng tsa Taemane 52 591 32.90%

Demographics[edit]

The following statistics are from the 2001 census.

Language Population %
IsiNdebele 32 146 20.11%
Afrikaans 30 757 19.24%
Sepedi 29 596 18.51%
IsiZulu 26 526 16.59%
Sesotho 9 502 5.94%
Setswana 7 428 4.65%
Xitsonga 7 178 4.49%
English 5 372 3.36%
SiSwati 4 963 3.10%
IsiXhosa 3 620 2.26%
Tshivenda 1 665 1.04%
Other 1 158 0.72%

Gender[edit]

Gender Population %
Male 83 801 52.42%
Female 76 060 47.58%

Ethnic group[edit]

Ethnic group Population %
Black African 124 713 78.01%
White 32 943 20.61%
Coloured 1 930 1.21%
Indian/Asian 275 0.17%

Age[edit]

Age Population %
000 - 004 14 549 9.10%
005 - 009 13 841 8.66%
010 - 014 13 421 8.40%
015 - 019 13 998 8.76%
020 - 024 15 914 9.95%
025 - 029 17 830 11.15%
030 - 034 15 898 9.94%
035 - 039 14 070 8.80%
040 - 044 10 920 6.83%
045 - 049 8 528 5.33%
050 - 054 6 501 4.07%
055 - 059 4 626 2.89%
060 - 064 3 601 2.25%
065 - 069 2 263 1.42%
070 - 074 1 717 1.07%
075 - 079 1 036 0.65%
080 - 084 772 0.48%
085 - 089 204 0.13%
090 - 094 112 0.07%
095 - 099 40 0.03%
100 plus 20 0.01%

Politics[edit]

Election results[edit]

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

  • Population 18 and over: 109 820 [68.70% of total population]
  • Total votes: 59 426 [37.17% of total population]
  • Voting % estimate: 54.11% votes as a % of population 18 and over
Party Votes %
African National Congress 44 191 74.36%
Democratic Alliance 9 985 16.80%
Freedom Front Plus 1 611 2.71%
African Christian Democratic Party 1 234 2.08%
Independent Democrats 478 0.80%
United Democratic Movement 338 0.57%
Pan African Congress 318 0.54%
Inkhata Freedom Party 311 0.52%
New National Party 270 0.45%
CDP 139 0.23%
United Christian Democratic Party 131 0.22%
NA 129 0.22%
Azanian People's Organisation 116 0.20%
UF 43 0.07%
SOPA 41 0.07%
TOP 22 0.04%
PJC 20 0.03%
EMSA 18 0.03%
Minority Front 18 0.03%
KISS 9 0.02%
NLP 4 0.01%
Total 59 426 100.00%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shonisani, Tshifhiwa (27 February 2011). "Bronkhorstspruit residents to march against proposed merger". The Citizen. Retrieved 9 March 2011. 

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