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Debe Nek

Quick Fact
  • 42

  • 20

  • 13,8%

  • 63,2%

  • 85%

  • 0%

Debe Nek takes its name from the Debe River. Debe is Khoekhoen for 'brackish'. This area was the site of the Battle of Amalinda between Ndlambe and Ngqika in 1818. (GPS coordinates: 32.8355 S, 27.153 E).

Character(s) left.
  • Raper PE. 2004. New dictionary of South African Place Names. Jonathan Ball Publishers.

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Key Statistics 2011

Total population42
Young (0-14)26,8%
Working Age (15-64)68,3%
Elderly (65+)4,9%
Dependency ratio46,4
Sex ratio100
Population density57 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+0%
Higher education aged 20+13,8%
Matric aged 20+27,6%
Number of households20
Average household size2,1
Female headed households65%
Formal dwellings95%
Housing owned/paying off0%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage0%
Weekly refuse removal0%
Piped water inside dwelling63,2%
Electricity for lighting85%

Place names

Amahlathi Municipality