Nokeng tsa Taemane Local Municipality
|Nokeng tsa Taemane Local Municipality|
Location in Gauteng
|• Total||1,968 km2 (760 sq mi)|
|• Density||25/km2 (65/sq mi)|
|Racial makeup (2007)|
|• Black African||65.12%|
|• Indian or Asian||1.67%|
|Time zone||SAST (UTC+2)|
Due to years of financial mismanagement by the ANC-led council, the municipality was found to be no longer viable. Thus Nokeng tsa Taemane, along with the Metsweding District, was disestablished and absorbed into the Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality on 18 May 2011, the date of the 2011 municipal election.
The name is in Sepedi and Sesotho, meaning “rivers of diamonds”. The municipality was given the name because of the vast number of rivers and springs in the area and also the diamonds generated around the Caledon.
Main places of the municipality, from the 2001 census:
|Nokeng tsa Taemane||70704|
|Roodeplaat Dam Nature Reserve||70708|
- "Community Survey, 2007: Basic Results Municipalities" (PDF). Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 2009-10-20.
- "Community Survey 2007 interactive data". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 19 October 2009.
- "Census 2001 interactive data". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 19 October 2009.
- Shonisani, Tshifhiwa (27 February 2011). "Bronkhorstspruit residents to march against proposed merger". The Citizen. Retrieved 9 March 2011.
- South African Languages - Place names
- Lookup Tables - Statistics South Africa