Main Place


Quick Fact
  • 5,182

  • 1,777

  • 3,4%

  • 28,2%

  • 53,7%

  • 50,1%

Kagiso was established in 1920 by squatters and ex-miners who had moved from nearby Luipaardsvlei. The word kagiso is Sotho and means 'peaceful co-existence' or 'friendship'. (GPS coordinates: 26.1789 S, 27.8139 E).

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  • Simelane Kalumba P. 2012. Jabulani: A dictionary of South African names. Modjaji Books.

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Key Statistics 2011

Total population5,182
Young (0-14)27,4%
Working Age (15-64)71,1%
Elderly (65+)1,5%
Dependency ratio40,7
Sex ratio107,6
Population density9083 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+5,2%
Higher education aged 20+3,4%
Matric aged 20+25,7%
Number of households1,777
Average household size2,8
Female headed households31,2%
Formal dwellings39,5%
Housing owned/paying off22,9%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage50,1%
Weekly refuse removal82%
Piped water inside dwelling28,2%
Electricity for lighting53,7%

Place names

City of Johannesburg Municipality