Nokeng tsa Taemane Local Municipality

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Nokeng tsa Taemane Local Municipality
Local municipality
Location in Gauteng
Location in Gauteng
Coordinates: 25°30′S 28°30′E / 25.500°S 28.500°E / -25.500; 28.500Coordinates: 25°30′S 28°30′E / 25.500°S 28.500°E / -25.500; 28.500
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
District Metsweding District
Seat Rayton
Area
 • Total 1,968 km2 (760 sq mi)
Population (2007)[1]
 • Total 49,389
 • Density 25/km2 (65/sq mi)
 • Households 14,838
Racial makeup[2] (2007)
 • Black African 65.12%
 • White 31.95%
 • Coloured 1.27%
 • Indian or Asian 1.67%
Languages[3] (2001)
 • Sepedi 28.76%
 • Afrikaans 27.37%
 • Setswana 7.65%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code GT461
Website http://www.nokengmun.co.za/

Nokeng tsa Taemane Local Municipality was a local municipality in the Metsweding District of Gauteng in South Africa.

Due to years of financial mismanagement by the ANC-led council[citation needed], 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.[4]

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.[5]

Main places[edit]

Main places of the municipality, from the 2001 census:[6]

Place Code
Baviaanspoort 70701
Cullinan 70702
Kekana Gardens 70703
Nokeng tsa Taemane 70704
Onverwacht 70705
Rayton 70706
Refilwe 70707
Roodeplaat Dam Nature Reserve 70708
Vergenoeg 70709

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Community Survey, 2007: Basic Results Municipalities" (PDF). Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 2009-10-20. 
  2. ^ "Community Survey 2007 interactive data". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 19 October 2009. 
  3. ^ "Census 2001 interactive data". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 19 October 2009. 
  4. ^ Shonisani, Tshifhiwa (27 February 2011). "Bronkhorstspruit residents to march against proposed merger". The Citizen. Retrieved 9 March 2011. 
  5. ^ South African Languages - Place names
  6. ^ Lookup Tables - Statistics South Africa