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  • 40,418

  • 11,987

  • 4,8%

  • 45,4%

  • 91,3%

  • 90,9%

Sakhile is situated on the northern bank of the Vaal River, next to the town of Standerton. The name Sakhile means 'we have built'. (GPS coordinates: 26.975 S, 29.2098 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 population40,418
Young (0-14)29,2%
Working Age (15-64)65,4%
Elderly (65+)5,3%
Dependency ratio52,8
Sex ratio93,8
Population density4145 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+10,5%
Higher education aged 20+4,8%
Matric aged 20+24,8%
Number of households11,987
Average household size3,3
Female headed households41,8%
Formal dwellings69,9%
Housing owned/paying off62,1%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage90,9%
Weekly refuse removal91,3%
Piped water inside dwelling45,4%
Electricity for lighting91,3%

Place names

Lekwa Municipality