Pixley ka Seme District Municipality

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Not to be confused with Pixley ka Seme Local Municipality.
Pixley ka Seme
District municipality
Official seal of Pixley ka Seme
Seal
Location in South Africa
Location in South Africa
Coordinates: 30°30′S 23°30′E / 30.500°S 23.500°E / -30.500; 23.500Coordinates: 30°30′S 23°30′E / 30.500°S 23.500°E / -30.500; 23.500
Country South Africa
Province Northern Cape
Seat De Aar
Local municipalities
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor John Lolwana
Area
 • Total 103,410 km2 (39,930 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 186,351
 • Density 1.8/km2 (4.7/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 31.5%
 • Coloured 59.2%
 • Indian/Asian 0.6%
 • White 8.1%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Afrikaans 76.8%
 • Xhosa 17.5%
 • English 1.6%
 • Tswana 1.6%
 • Other 2.5%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code DC7

Pixley ka Seme is one of the 5 districts of the Northern Cape province of South Africa. The seat of Pixley ka Seme is De Aar. The majority (77%) of its 186,351 people speak Afrikaans as first language (2011 Census). The district code is DC7. It is named after Pixley ka Isaka Seme, one of the founders of the African National Congress.

Geography[edit]

Neighbours[edit]

Pixley ka Seme is surrounded by other districts as follows:

Local municipalities[edit]

The district contains the following local municipalities:

Local municipality Population % Dominant language
Emthanjeni 42,356 22.73% Afrikaans
Siyancuma 37,076 19.90% Afrikaans
Umsobomvu 28,376 15.23% Xhosa
Siyathemba 21,591 11.59% Afrikaans
Ubuntu 18,601 9.98% Afrikaans
Thembelihle 15,701 8.43% Afrikaans
Kareeberg 11,673 6.23% Afrikaans
Renosterberg 10,978 5.89% Afrikaans

Demographics[edit]

The following statistics are from the 2011 census.

Language Population %
Afrikaans 140,641 76.79%
IsiXhosa 32,017 17.48%
English 2,991 1.63%
Tswana 2,922 1.60%
Sesotho 1,483 0.81%
Other 941 0.51%
Sign language 745 0.41%
IsiZulu 446 0.24%
IsiNdebele 298 0.16%
Sepedi 286 0.16%
Tshivenda 171 0.09%
Xitsonga 108 0.06%
SiSwati 104 0.06%

Gender[edit]

Gender Population %
Female 94,284 50.59%
Male 92,068 49.41%

Ethnic group[edit]

Ethnic group Population %
Coloured 110,257 59.17%
Black African 58,614 31.45%
White 15,064 8.08%
Indian/Asian 1,046 0.56%
Other 1,371 0.74%

Age[edit]

Age Population %
000–004 17 114 10.40%
005–009 17 869 10.86%
010–014 18 744 11.39%
015–019 17 638 10.72%
020–024 12 796 7.77%
025–029 11 970 7.27%
030–034 11 858 7.20%
035–039 10 997 6.68%
040–044 9 664 5.87%
045–049 8 761 5.32%
050–054 7 090 4.31%
055–059 5 581 3.39%
060–064 4 720 2.87%
065–069 3 733 2.27%
070–074 2 488 1.51%
075–079 1 692 1.03%
080–084 1 123 0.68%
085–089 489 0.30%
090–094 217 0.13%
095–099 51 0.03%
100 plus 13 0.01%

Politics[edit]

Election results[edit]

Election results for Pixley ka Seme in the South African general election, 2004.

  • Population 18 and over: 99 868 [60.67% of total population]
  • Total votes: 66 585 [40.45% of total population]
  • Voting % estimate: 66.67% votes as a % of population 18 and over
Party Votes %
African National Congress 43 618 65.51%
New National Party 8 730 13.11%
Democratic Alliance 7 067 10.61%
Independent Democrats 3 298 4.95%
Freedom Front Plus 1 225 1.84%
African Christian Democratic Party 1 154 1.73%
Pan Africanist Congress 305 0.46%
United Democratic Movement 240 0.36%
Inkatha Freedom Party 136 0.20%
NA 110 0.17%
PJC 105 0.16%
United Christian Democratic Party 104 0.16%
Azanian People's Organisation 97 0.15%
EMSA 71 0.11%
TOP 63 0.09%
NLP 60 0.09%
KISS 50 0.08%
SOPA 50 0.08%
CDP 43 0.06%
UF 43 0.06%
Minority Front 16 0.02%
Total 66 585 100.00%

See also[edit]

Karoo a general geographical area in South Africa

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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