Namakwa District Municipality

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Namakwa
District municipality
Official seal of Namakwa
Seal
Location in South Africa
Location in South Africa
Coordinates: 30°30′S 19°30′E / 30.500°S 19.500°E / -30.500; 19.500Coordinates: 30°30′S 19°30′E / 30.500°S 19.500°E / -30.500; 19.500
Country South Africa
Province Northern Cape
Seat Springbok
Local municipalities
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Hendrik Visser
Area
 • Total 126,836 km2 (48,972 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 115,842
 • Density 0.91/km2 (2.4/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 6.8%
 • Coloured 83.2%
 • Indian/Asian 0.5%
 • White 8.7%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Afrikaans 93.9%
 • Tswana 1.7%
 • Xhosa 1.5%
 • English 1.2%
 • Other 1.7%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code DC6

Namakwa is one of the 5 districts of the Northern Cape province of South Africa. The seat of Namakwa is Springbok and the region is also known as Little Namaqualand. The majority of its 108,118 people speak Afrikaans (2001 Census). The district code is DC6.

Geography[edit]

Neighbours[edit]

Namakwa is surrounded by:

Local municipalities[edit]

The district contains the following local municipalities:

Local municipality Population %
Nama Khoi 44 752 41.39%
Hantam 19 804 18.32%
Khâi-Ma 11 348 10.50%
Kamiesberg 10 743 9.94%
Karoo Hoogland 10 508 9.72%
Richtersveld 10 119 9.36%
Namaqualand 813 0.75%

Demographics[edit]

The following statistics are from the 2001 census.

Language Population %
Afrikaans 103,304 95.55%
Xhosa 1 595 1.48%
Tswana 1 211 1.12%
English 1 143 1.06%
Other 415 0.38%
Sotho 219 0.20%
Zulu 116 0.11%
Tsonga 26 0.02%
Northern Sotho 18 0.02%
Venda 16 0.01%
Swati 15 0.01%
Ndebele 9 0.01%

Gender[edit]

Gender Population %
Female 54 651 50.55%
Male 53 467 49.45%

Ethnic group[edit]

Ethnic group Population %
Coloured 90 713 83.90%
White 12 757 11.80%
Black African 4 523 4.18%
Indian/Asian 125 0.12%

Age[edit]

Age Population %
000–004 9 990 9.24%
005–009 10 690 9.89%
010–014 11 028 10.20%
015–019 9 809 9.07%
020–024 8 212 7.60%
025–029 8 367 7.74%
030–034 8 647 8.00%
035–039 8 086 7.48%
040–044 6 996 6.47%
045–049 6 387 5.91%
050–054 4 971 4.60%
055–059 4 232 3.91%
060–064 3 437 3.18%
065–069 2 671 2.47%
070–074 1 929 1.78%
075–079 1 216 1.12%
080–084 786 0.73%
085–089 453 0.42%
090–094 165 0.15%
095–099 43 0.04%
100 plus 3 0.00%

Politics[edit]

Election results[edit]

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

  • Population 18 and over: 70 397 [65.11% of total population]
  • Total votes: 44 220 [40.90% of total population]
  • Voting % estimate: 62.82% votes as a % of population 18 and over
Party Votes %
African National Congress 26 557 60.06%
Democratic Alliance 7 104 16.07%
New National Party 4 379 9.90%
Independent Democrats 4 216 9.53%
African Christian Democratic Party 867 1.96%
Freedom Front Plus 536 1.21%
Pan Africanist Congress 75 0.17%
United Democratic Movement 63 0.14%
United Christian Democratic Party 54 0.12%
Inkhata Freedom Party 49 0.11%
NA 42 0.09%
EMSA 39 0.09%
PJC 38 0.09%
KISS 37 0.08%
Azanian People's Organisation 34 0.08%
CDP 28 0.06%
SOPA 27 0.06%
TOP 23 0.05%
NLP 20 0.05%
UF 18 0.04%
Minority Front 14 0.03%
Total 44 220 100.00%

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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