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  • 403,162

  • 106,057

  • 10,4%

  • 58,7%

  • 91,9%

  • 85,3%

Soshanguve is a word that is formed from parts of the words for the following languages: Sotho, Shangaan, Nguni, Venda (ie, So-Sha-Ngu-Ve). Originally called Mabopane East, it was renamed Soshanguve in 1977 when its counterpart, Mabopane West, was renamed Mabopane and incorporated into the then newly established bantustan of Bophuthatswana. (GPS coordinates: 25.5142 S, 28.0895 E).

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Key Statistics 2011

Total population403,162
Young (0-14)27,5%
Working Age (15-64)69,4%
Elderly (65+)3,1%
Dependency ratio44,2
Sex ratio97,1
Population density3180 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+5,6%
Higher education aged 20+10,4%
Matric aged 20+35%
Number of households106,057
Average household size3,7
Female headed households37,5%
Formal dwellings73,8%
Housing owned/paying off69,9%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage85,3%
Weekly refuse removal87,1%
Piped water inside dwelling58,7%
Electricity for lighting91,9%

Place names

City of Tshwane Municipality