Bojanala Platinum District Municipality

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Bojanala Platinum
Official seal of Bojanala Platinum
Seal
Location in South Africa
Location in South Africa
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceNorth West
SeatRustenburg
Local municipalities
Government
 • TypeMunicipal council
 • MayorLj Diremelo
Area
 • Total18,333 km2 (7,078 sq mi)
Population
(2011)[2]
 • Total1,507,505
 • Density82/km2 (210/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African91.4%
 • Coloured0.7%
 • Indian/Asian0.6%
 • White7.0%
First languages (2011)
 • Tswana55.3%
 • Tsonga8.1%
 • Afrikaans7.2%
 • Xhosa5.6%
 • Other23.8%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Municipal codeDC37

Bojanala Platinum is one of the 4 districts of North West province of South Africa. The seat of Bojanala Platinum is Rustenburg. The majority of its 1,507,505 people speak Setswana (2011 Census). The district code is DC37.

Geography[edit]

Neighbours[edit]

Bojanala Platinum is surrounded by:

Local municipalities[edit]

The district contains the following local municipalities:

Local municipality Population % Dominant language
Rustenburg 549 575 36.46% Tswana
Madibeng 447,381 29.68% Tswana
Moses Kotane 242,554 16.09% Tswana
Moretele 186,947 12.40% Tswana
Kgetlengrivier 51,049 3.39% Tswana

Demographics[edit]

The following statistics are from the 2011 census.

Language Population %
Setswana 818,050 55.34%
Xitsonga 119,090 8.06%
Afrikaans 106,561 7.21%
IsiXhosa 82,701 5.59%
Sepedi 75,539 5.11%
Sesotho 67,458 4.56%
English 57,187 3.87%
IsiZulu 54,661 3.70%
Other 39,869 2.70%
IsiNdebele 26,481 1.79%
Tshivenda 14,329 0.97%
SiSwati 9,632 0.65%

Gender[edit]

Gender Population %
Male 794,529 52.70%
Female 712,977 47.30%

Ethnic group[edit]

Ethnic group Population %
Black African 1,093,177 92.23%
White 82,045 6.92%
Coloured 6,360 0.54%
Indian/Asian 3,743 0.32%

Age[edit]

Age Population %
000 - 004 108,805 9.18%
005 - 009 113,058 9.54%
010 - 014 121,707 10.27%
015 - 019 115,306 9.73%
020 - 024 110,477 9.32%
025 - 029 111,264 9.39%
030 - 034 98,631 8.32%
035 - 039 93,814 7.91%
040 - 044 81,984 6.92%
045 - 049 62,264 5.25%
050 - 054 44,466 3.75%
055 - 059 34,288 2.89%
060 - 064 27,783 2.34%
065 - 069 21,309 1.80%
070 - 074 16,438 1.39%
075 - 079 10,575 0.89%
080 - 084 7,800 0.66%
085 - 089 3,115 0.26%
090 - 094 1,424 0.12%
095 - 099 614 0.05%
100 plus 203 0.02%

Politics[edit]

Election results[edit]

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

  • Population 18 and over: 772,262 [65.15% of total population]
  • Total votes: 445,856 [37.61% of total population]
  • Voting % estimate: 57.73% votes as a % of population 18 and over
Party Votes %
African National Congress 372,834 83.62%
Democratic Alliance 25,214 5.66%
United Christian Democratic Party 20,370 4.57%
United Democratic Movement 7,472 1.68%
African Christian Democratic Party 5,085 1.14%
Freedom Front Plus 4,022 0.90%
Pan African Congress 2,964 0.66%
New National Party 1,597 0.36%
Independent Democrats 1,426 0.32%
Inkhata Freedom Party 1,384 0.31%
Azanian People's Organisation 996 0.22%
NA 477 0.11%
SOPA 424 0.10%
EMSA 346 0.08%
CDP 293 0.07%
UF 268 0.06%
PJC 190 0.04%
TOP 187 0.04%
KISS 122 0.03%
Minority Front 100 0.02%
NLP 85 0.02%
Total 445,856 100.00%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact list: Executive Mayors". Government Communication & Information System. Archived from the original on 14 July 2010. Retrieved 22 February 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Statistics by place". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 27 September 2015.
  3. ^ "Statistics by place". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 27 September 2015.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 25°25′S 27°15′E / 25.417°S 27.250°E / -25.417; 27.250