ZF Mgcawu District Municipality

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ZF Mgcawu
Benede Oranje
District municipality
Location in South Africa
Location in South Africa
Coordinates: 28°0′S 21°30′E / 28.000°S 21.500°E / -28.000; 21.500Coordinates: 28°0′S 21°30′E / 28.000°S 21.500°E / -28.000; 21.500
Country South Africa
Province Northern Cape
Seat Upington
Local municipalities
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Zelna Ngila
Area
 • Total 102,524 km2 (39,585 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 236,783
 • Density 2.3/km2 (6.0/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 29.4%
 • Coloured 60.4%
 • Indian/Asian 0.7%
 • White 8.2%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Afrikaans 76.4%
 • Tswana 15.8%
 • Xhosa 2.7%
 • English 1.8%
 • Other 3.3%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code DC8

The ZF Mgcawu District Municipality (known before 1 July 2013 as Siyanda)[4] is one of the 5 districts of the Northern Cape province of South Africa. The seat of ZF Mgcawu is Upington. The majority of its 209 883 [5] people speak Afrikaans (2001 Census). The district code is DC8.

ZF Mgcawu District Municipality is named after Upington's first post-1994 democratically elected mayor, Zwelentlanga Fatman Mgcawu. In a previous renaming, from Gordonia, the name Siyanda, meaning "we are growing", was used.

Geography[edit]

Neighbours[edit]

ZF Mgcawu is surrounded by:

Local municipalities[edit]

The district contains the following local municipalities:

Local municipality Population % Dominant language
//Khara Hais 73 786 35.16% Afrikaans
Kai !Garib 57 689 27.49% Afrikaans
Tsantsabane 31 010 14.77% Afrikaans
!Kheis 16 029 7.64% Afrikaans
Kgatelopele 15 448 7.36% Afrikaans
Mier 6 850 3.26% Afrikaans
District Management Area 9 083 4.33%

Demographics[edit]

The following statistics are from the 2001 census.

Language Population %
Afrikaans 171 371 81.65%
Setswana 28 595 13.62%
IsiXhosa 5 393 2.57%
English 1 632 0.78%
Sesotho 1 376 0.66%
Other 822 0.39%
IsiZulu 266 0.13%
Sepedi 101 0.05%
IsiNdebele 99 0.05%
Tshivenda 97 0.05%
SiSwati 76 0.04%
Xitsonga 67 0.03%

Gender[edit]

Gender Population %
Female 107 480 51.21%
Male 102 403 48.79%

Ethnic group[edit]

Ethnic group Population %
Coloured 133 711 63.71%
Black African 51 353 24.47%
White 24 633 11.74%
Indian/Asian 186 0.09%

Age[edit]

Age Population %
000 - 004 22 038 10.50%
005 - 009 21 689 10.33%
010 - 014 21 341 10.17%
015 - 019 21 753 10.36%
020 - 024 19 101 9.10%
025 - 029 18 165 8.65%
030 - 034 16 403 7.82%
035 - 039 14 837 7.07%
040 - 044 13 001 6.19%
045 - 049 10 592 5.05%
050 - 054 8 409 4.01%
055 - 059 6 343 3.02%
060 - 064 5 504 2.62%
065 - 069 4 226 2.01%
070 - 074 2 720 1.30%
075 - 079 1 831 0.87%
080 - 084 1 164 0.55%
085 - 089 512 0.24%
090 - 094 209 0.10%
095 - 099 33 0.02%
100 plus 12 0.01%

Politics[edit]

Election results[edit]

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

  • Population 18 and over: 131 760 [62.78% of total population]
  • Total votes: 75 264 [35.86% of total population]
  • Voting % estimate: 57.12% votes as a % of population 18 and over
Party Votes %
African National Congress 50 826 67.53%
Independent Democrats 7 747 10.29%
Democratic Alliance 6 776 9.00%
New National Party 5 401 7.18%
African Christian Democratic Party 1 299 1.73%
Freedom Front Plus 1 269 1.69%
United Democratic Movement 690 0.92%
Azanian People's Organisation 372 0.49%
Pan African Congress 183 0.24%
United Christian Democratic Party 160 0.21%
Inkhata Freedom Party 110 0.15%
EMSA 66 0.09%
NA 65 0.09%
PJC 59 0.08%
KISS 48 0.06%
SOPA 45 0.06%
UF 36 0.05%
CDP 32 0.04%
NLP 32 0.04%
TOP 28 0.04%
Minority Front 20 0.03%
Total 75 264 100.00%

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. 
  4. ^ "Siyanda District Municipality Renamed". Kathu Gazette. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  5. ^ Municipal Profiles

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