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  • 135,994

  • 40,911

  • 7%

  • 59,9%

  • 91,3%

  • 96,3%

Tsakane means 'peace' in Xitsonga, it was founded in the early 1960s when residents near Brakpan were moved to this new area. (GPS coordinates: 26.3625 S, 28.375 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 population135,994
Young (0-14)28,3%
Working Age (15-64)68,4%
Elderly (65+)3,4%
Dependency ratio46,3
Sex ratio98,7
Population density6884 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+5,7%
Higher education aged 20+7%
Matric aged 20+31,9%
Number of households40,911
Average household size3,3
Female headed households37,4%
Formal dwellings86,7%
Housing owned/paying off50,8%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage96,3%
Weekly refuse removal97,4%
Piped water inside dwelling59,9%
Electricity for lighting91,3%

Place names

Ekurhuleni Municipality