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Quick Fact ......
  • 25,360

  • 7,129

  • 27,7%

  • 69%

  • 93,2%

  • 92,9%

Makhado previously known as Louis Trichardt. Makhado is named after the Venda King Makhado wa Ramavhoya who ruled the region for 30 years in the mid-1800s. (GPS coordinates: 23.0502 S, 29.8834 E).

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  • South African Geographical Names Council
  • Raper PE. 2004. New dictionary of South African Place Names. Jonathan Ball Publishers.

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Key Statistics 2011

Total population25,360
Young (0-14)22,4%
Working Age (15-64)73,6%
Elderly (65+)4%
Dependency ratio35,8
Sex ratio130,3
Population density449 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+4,1%
Higher education aged 20+27,7%
Matric aged 20+35,2%
Number of households7,129
Average household size3
Female headed households33,5%
Formal dwellings93,3%
Housing owned/paying off38,3%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage92,9%
Weekly refuse removal97,3%
Piped water inside dwelling69%
Electricity for lighting93,2%

Place names

Makhado Municipality