Thabo Mofutsanyana District Municipality

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Thabo Mofutsanyane
District municipality
Official seal of Thabo Mofutsanyane
Seal
Location of Thabo Mofutsanyana District Municipality within Free State
Location of Thabo Mofutsanyana District Municipality within Free State
Coordinates: 28°32′S 28°49′E / 28.533°S 28.817°E / -28.533; 28.817Coordinates: 28°32′S 28°49′E / 28.533°S 28.817°E / -28.533; 28.817
Country South Africa
Province Free State
Seat Phuthaditjhaba
Local municipalities
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Dr. Balekile Edward Mzangwa (ANC)
Area
 • Total 33,269 km2 (12,845 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 736,238
 • Density 22/km2 (57/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 93.8%
 • Coloured 0.8%
 • Indian/Asian 0.4%
 • White 4.8%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Sotho 78.5%
 • Zulu 10.4%
 • Afrikaans 6.0%
 • English 2.0%
 • Other 3.1%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code DC19

Thabo Mofutsanyana is one of the 5 districts of the Free State province of South Africa. The seat of Thabo Mofutsanyana is Witsieshoek. The majority of its 725 932 people speak Sesotho (2001 Census). The district code is DC19

Geography[edit]

Neighbours[edit]

Thabo Mofutsanyana is surrounded by:

Local municipalities[edit]

The district contains the following local municipalities:

Local municipality Population % Dominant language
Maluti a Phofung 360 780 49.70% Sotho
Dihlabeng 128 933 17.76% Sotho
Setsoto 123 192 16.97% Sotho
Nketoana 61 956 8.53% Sotho
Phumelela 50 905 7.01% Zulu
Golden Gate Highlands National Park 174 0.02%

Demographics[edit]

Chart showing population by age and gender for Thabo Mofutsanyana

The following statistics are from the 2001 census.

Language Population %
Sesotho 586 022 80.73%
IsiZulu 90 584 12.48%
Afrikaans 32 478 4.47%
IsiXhosa 4 848 0.67%
English 4 805 0.66%
SiSwati 1 909 0.26%
IsiNdebele 1 549 0.21%
Setswana 1 520 0.21%
Sepedi 1 110 0.15%
Other 648 0.09%
Xitsonga 357 0.05%
Tshivenda 110 0.02%

Gender[edit]

Gender Population %
Female 389 210 53.62%
Male 336 722 46.38%

Ethnic group[edit]

Ethnic group Population %
Black African 690 852 95.17%
White 30 194 4.16%
Coloured 3 601 0.50%
Indian/Asian 1 285 0.18%

Politics[edit]

Election results[edit]

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

  • Population 18 and over: 425 922 [58.67% of total population]
  • Total votes: 260 796 [35.93% of total population]
  • Voting % estimate: 61.23% votes as a % of population 18 and over
Party Votes %
African National Congress 225 688 86.54%
Democratic Alliance 14 214 5.45%
Pan African Congress 5 135 1.97%
African Christian Democratic Party 2 836 1.09%
Freedom Front Plus 2 756 1.06%
United Democratic Movement 2 409 0.92%
Inkhata Freedom Party 1 978 0.76%
New National Party 1 557 0.60%
Independent Democrats 876 0.34%
Azanian People's Organisation 704 0.27%
United Christian Democratic Party 525 0.20%
SOPA 386 0.15%
NA 310 0.12%
EMSA 292 0.11%
UF 242 0.09%
CDP 228 0.09%
PJC 214 0.08%
TOP 172 0.07%
KISS 116 0.04%
NLP 93 0.04%
Minority Front 65 0.02%
Total 260 796 100.00%

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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