Main Place

Jan Kempdorp

Quick Fact
  • 24,220

  • 6,167

  • 4%

  • 32,2%

  • 84,7%

  • 71,7%

Jan Kempdorp was originally named Andalusia, after the farm on which it was established. The town started to develop in 1938 and was proclaimed in 1953. It was then named after General Johannes C J Kemp, a former Minister of Lands. The town is located right on the border between two provinces, which originally caused confusion in terms of its administration. In 1964, however, it was decided that it would fall under the authority of the Cape (which is now the Northern Cape). (GPS coordinates: 27.9354 S, 24.807 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 population24,220
Young (0-14)32%
Working Age (15-64)62%
Elderly (65+)6%
Dependency ratio61,3
Sex ratio95,3
Population density1270 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+19,2%
Higher education aged 20+4%
Matric aged 20+21,4%
Number of households6,167
Average household size3,9
Female headed households37%
Formal dwellings73,2%
Housing owned/paying off75%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage71,7%
Weekly refuse removal55,9%
Piped water inside dwelling32,2%
Electricity for lighting84,7%

Place names

Phokwane Municipality