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Quick Fact
  • 14,520

  • 4,165

  • 12,7%

  • 24,7%

  • 79,8%

  • 12,9%

Cala is a Xhosa word that means 'adjacent to', referring to its location west of the Drakensberg. (GPS coordinates: 31.5277 S, 27.6935 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 population14,520
Young (0-14)33,4%
Working Age (15-64)60,9%
Elderly (65+)5,7%
Dependency ratio64,2
Sex ratio90,5
Population density312 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+9,2%
Higher education aged 20+12,7%
Matric aged 20+21%
Number of households4,165
Average household size3,3
Female headed households51,6%
Formal dwellings87,9%
Housing owned/paying off36,8%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage12,9%
Weekly refuse removal35,7%
Piped water inside dwelling24,7%
Electricity for lighting79,8%

Place names

Sakhisizwe Municipality