Main Place

Botha's Hill

Quick Fact ......
  • 2,190

  • 761

  • 5,9%

  • 5,6%

  • 98,2%

  • 5,4%

Botha's Hill was said to have been named after Philip Rudolph Botha, grandfather of General Louis Botha (1862-1919), the first Prime Minister of the Union of South Africa. Another source states that it was named after the original owner of the land on which the town was established: Captain Cornelius Botha, former Harbour Master at Durban. (GPS coordinates: 29.7372 S, 30.7399 E).

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  • Raper PE. 2004. New dictionary of South African Place Names. Jonathan Ball Publishers.

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Key Statistics 2011

Total population2,190
Young (0-14)30,6%
Working Age (15-64)68,5%
Elderly (65+)0,9%
Dependency ratio46
Sex ratio85,8
Population density4008 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+1,1%
Higher education aged 20+5,9%
Matric aged 20+41,3%
Number of households761
Average household size2,9
Female headed households43,5%
Formal dwellings98,3%
Housing owned/paying off27,1%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage5,4%
Weekly refuse removal78,1%
Piped water inside dwelling5,6%
Electricity for lighting98,2%

Place names

Ethekwini Municipality