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  • 334,577

  • 110,703

  • 9,5%

  • 35,9%

  • 69,3%

  • 70,4%

Mamelodi is a Sotho name meaning 'mother of melodies'. The name is believed to have been given to President Paul Kruger because of his ability to whistle. Established in 1951, it was first known as Vlakfontein and was renamed Mamelodi in 1962. (GPS coordinates: 25.7159 S, 28.3932 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 population334,577
Young (0-14)23,3%
Working Age (15-64)73,7%
Elderly (65+)3%
Dependency ratio35,7
Sex ratio108,2
Population density7403 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+4,3%
Higher education aged 20+9,5%
Matric aged 20+38,4%
Number of households110,703
Average household size2,9
Female headed households33%
Formal dwellings61%
Housing owned/paying off40,5%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage70,4%
Weekly refuse removal75,6%
Piped water inside dwelling35,9%
Electricity for lighting69,3%

Place names

City of Tshwane Municipality