Seshego

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Seshego
Sešego
Seshego is located in Limpopo
Seshego
Seshego
Seshego is located in South Africa
Seshego
Seshego
Seshego is located in Africa
Seshego
Seshego
 Seshego shown within Limpopo
Coordinates: 23°51′S 29°23′E / 23.850°S 29.383°E / -23.850; 29.383Coordinates: 23°51′S 29°23′E / 23.850°S 29.383°E / -23.850; 29.383
Country South Africa
Province Limpopo
District Capricorn
Municipality Polokwane
Area[1]
 • Total 28.08 km2 (10.84 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 83,863
 • Density 3,000/km2 (7,700/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 99.2%
 • Coloured 0.2%
 • Indian/Asian 0.1%
 • White 0.1%
 • Other 0.3%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Northern Sotho 84.5%
 • Tsonga 3.1%
 • Venda 2.4%
 • English 2.1%
 • Other 8.0%
Postal code (street) 0742
PO box 0742
Area code 015

Seshego is a large township in the Polokwane Local Municipality of the Capricorn District Municipality of the Limpopo province of the Republic of South Africa. The township lies directly northwest of the city of Polokwane.

History[edit]

Between 1972 and 1974 Seshego was the capital of the non-independent Bantustan of Lebowa, which was abolished in 1994.[2] The township's industries produce food, beverages, tobacco, textiles, wearing apparel, leather goods, wood and wood products, fabricated metal products, machinery, and equipment. Many of Seshego’s inhabitants commute to Polokwane for employment.[3]

Zones[edit]

Seshego is divided into 8 zones. The Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema grew up in Zone 1 in an area called Masakaneng. The Seshego Dam is a dam on the Molautsi River in the western side of the town. Zone 4 has a large dam called beach front[4]

Climate[edit]

Köppen-Geiger climate classification system classifies its climate as mild semi-arid (BSk).

Climate data for Seshego
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 27
(81)
26
(79)
25
(77)
24
(75)
22
(72)
19
(66)
19
(66)
22
(72)
24
(75)
26
(79)
26
(79)
26
(79)
23.8
(75)
Average low °C (°F) 16
(61)
15
(59)
14
(57)
11
(52)
7
(45)
3
(37)
3
(37)
6
(43)
9
(48)
12
(54)
14
(57)
15
(59)
10.4
(50.8)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 80
(3.15)
57
(2.24)
51
(2.01)
22
(0.87)
5
(0.2)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
3
(0.12)
30
(1.18)
72
(2.83)
69
(2.72)
389
(15.32)
Source: SA Explorer[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Seshego". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ http://global.britannica.com/place/Lebowa
  3. ^ "Seshego (South Africa)". Encyclopædia Britannica Online. 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-10. 
  4. ^ Major rivers and streams within the Limpopo River Basin
  5. ^ "Seshego climate". SA Explorer. Retrieved 2014-02-23.