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  • 35,848

  • 10,814

  • 4,5%

  • 27,7%

  • 92,6%

  • 82,8%

Meqheleng adjoins the town of Ficksburg and is located right on the national border between South Africa and Lesotho. The township's name is taken from the mountain nearby. The township, as well as neighbouring Ficksburg, was the scene of a violent service delivery protests in April 2010 (GPS coordinates: 28.8972 S, 27.8774 E).

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Key Statistics 2011

Total population35,848
Young (0-14)34,2%
Working Age (15-64)60,5%
Elderly (65+)5,2%
Dependency ratio65,2
Sex ratio82
Population density4579 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+7,9%
Higher education aged 20+4,5%
Matric aged 20+25,1%
Number of households10,814
Average household size3,3
Female headed households52,8%
Formal dwellings61,4%
Housing owned/paying off65,1%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage82,8%
Weekly refuse removal9,1%
Piped water inside dwelling27,7%
Electricity for lighting92,6%

Place names

Setsoto Municipality