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  • 50,073

  • 17,545

  • 14,9%

  • 44%

  • 85,7%

  • 83,2%

Tlhabane is situated right next to the town of Rustenburg. Its name is a Tswana word that means 'spears'. The town was named after Chief Nchaupe (Tlhabane), son of Sikwane. (GPS coordinates: 25.6417 S, 27.2102 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 population50,073
Young (0-14)24,8%
Working Age (15-64)72,2%
Elderly (65+)3%
Dependency ratio38,5
Sex ratio109,1
Population density5428 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+3,4%
Higher education aged 20+14,9%
Matric aged 20+40,5%
Number of households17,545
Average household size2,6
Female headed households29,8%
Formal dwellings69,2%
Housing owned/paying off41,8%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage83,2%
Weekly refuse removal85,5%
Piped water inside dwelling44%
Electricity for lighting85,7%

Place names

Rustenburg Municipality