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  • 1,217

  • 232

  • 1,7%

  • 0,4%

  • 2,2%

  • 1,3%

Jabavu was named after a suburb which is located in the township of Soweto, Gauteng. That suburb in turn was named after John Tengo Jabavu (1859-1921) who was a professor at Fort Hare and the editor of South Africa's first Xhosa newspaper. (GPS coordinates: 28.2758 S, 30.5289 E).

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  • Local knowledge
  • Raper PE. 2004. New dictionary of South African Place Names. Jonathan Ball Publishers.

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Key Statistics 2011

Total population1,217
Young (0-14)41,6%
Working Age (15-64)52%
Elderly (65+)6,4%
Dependency ratio92,3
Sex ratio86,1
Population density540 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+8,5%
Higher education aged 20+1,7%
Matric aged 20+29,6%
Number of households232
Average household size5,2
Female headed households56,7%
Formal dwellings78,4%
Housing owned/paying off10,3%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage1,3%
Weekly refuse removal0,9%
Piped water inside dwelling0,4%
Electricity for lighting2,2%

Place names

Nquthu Municipality