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Quick Fact
  • 27,907

  • 10,935

  • 2%

  • 13,6%

  • 74,8%

  • 67,3%

Oukasie adjoins the town of Brits. Developed in 1930s, the township's name means 'old location' in Afrikaans. During the last years of apartheid, the people of the area refused to be relocated to Lethlabile in the then homeland of Bophuthatswana. Their protest to avoid resettlement drew international attention. (GPS coordinates: 25.6028 S, 27.7938 E).

Character(s) left.
  • Morris A. 1989. The South African state and the Oukasie removal. Transformation 8: 24-46.
  • Literal translation

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Key Statistics 2011

Total population27,907
Young (0-14)28,5%
Working Age (15-64)69,2%
Elderly (65+)2,3%
Dependency ratio44,5
Sex ratio116,8
Population density6965 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+13,6%
Higher education aged 20+2%
Matric aged 20+24,2%
Number of households10,935
Average household size2,5
Female headed households25,4%
Formal dwellings56,7%
Housing owned/paying off39,6%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage67,3%
Weekly refuse removal66,3%
Piped water inside dwelling13,6%
Electricity for lighting74,8%

Place names

Madibeng Municipality