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  • 52,646

  • 13,353

  • 6,4%

  • 8,5%

  • 91,7%

  • 2,5%

Sinthumule is named after a brother of Chief Mphephu, who settled at the site of where Elim hospital is now located, outside of the town of Makhado. (GPS coordinates: 23.1067 S, 29.8554 E).

Character(s) left.
  • Andrews TE. 1991. Transvaal indigenous place names: Past and present.

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Key Statistics 2011

Total population52,646
Young (0-14)36,6%
Working Age (15-64)56,4%
Elderly (65+)7%
Dependency ratio77,2
Sex ratio83,4
Population density1238 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+18,1%
Higher education aged 20+6,4%
Matric aged 20+21,1%
Number of households13,353
Average household size3,9
Female headed households51,3%
Formal dwellings95,9%
Housing owned/paying off65,2%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage2,5%
Weekly refuse removal0,3%
Piped water inside dwelling8,5%
Electricity for lighting91,7%

Place names

Makhado Municipality