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Quick Fact
  • 3,789

  • 1,030

  • 14,9%

  • 9,8%

  • 57,2%

  • 7,5%

Sampofu is named after the river of the same name. Of Zulu origin, the name means 'eland-coloured' or 'tawny', from the colour given to the water by the soil and rocks over which it flows. (GPS coordinates: 28.7402 S, 30.426 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 population3,789
Young (0-14)33,9%
Working Age (15-64)62,9%
Elderly (65+)3,2%
Dependency ratio58,9
Sex ratio81,6
Population density254 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+23%
Higher education aged 20+14,9%
Matric aged 20+31,6%
Number of households1,030
Average household size3,4
Female headed households56,4%
Formal dwellings69,9%
Housing owned/paying off43,3%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage7,5%
Weekly refuse removal1,6%
Piped water inside dwelling9,8%
Electricity for lighting57,2%

Place names

Msinga Municipality