Fetakgomo

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The population size is 93 795. Of the population, 99,4% are black African, with the other population groups making up the remaining 0,6%.

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Fetakgomo is a local municipality (category B4) within the Sekhukhune District Municipality in Limpopo. The name is derived from a Sepedi idiom: “Fetakgomo o sware motho, mafetakgomo ke moriri o a hloga”, which implies “putting people first”. It borders Makuduthamaga Local Municipality in the south, Greater Tubatse Local Municipality in the east and Lepelle-Nkumpi Local Municipality (Capricorn District Municipality) in the north and west. It is situated about 90 km from Polokwane. Geographically, it is the smallest of the five local municipalities in the district, constituting 8,3% (1 104,75) square kilometres of the district’s 13 264 square kilometres. Land ownership is mostly traditional and the municipality is completely rural. The municipality has 13 wards. (Atok, Apel, Mphanama and Strydkraal).

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Fetakgomo , Limpopo 93,795 122
Ga-Segonyana , Northern Cape 93,651 123
//Khara Hais , Northern Cape 93,494 124
uMngeni , KwaZulu-Natal 92,710 125
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24,3% of those 20+ have no schooling.

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The population size is 93 795. Of the population, 99,4% are black African, with the other population groups making up the remaining 0,6%. The sex ratio in the municipality is 82,0, meaning that for every 100 women there are 82 men.

Of those persons aged 20 years and above, 10,7% have some primary education, 3% have completed primary education, 33,3% have some secondary education and 22% have completed matric. Of the mentioned age group, 6,6% have some form of higher education, and almost one in four (24,3%) had no form of schooling.

Group Percentage
Black African99,4%
Coloured0%
Indian/Asian0,1%
White0,4%
Other0,1%
Age Males Females
0-4 6,5% 6,6%
5-9 5,8% 5,8%
10-14 5,5% 5,3%
15-19 5,8% 5,8%
20-24 4,3% 4,6%
25-29 3,3% 4,2%
30-34 2,5% 3,2%
35-39 2% 2,9%
40-44 1,7% 2,6%
45-49 1,6% 1,6%
50-54 1,4% 2,1%
55-59 1,3% 1,9%
60-64 1% 1,6%
65-69 0,7% 1,8%
70-74 0,8% 1,3%
75-79 0,4% 1%
80-84 0,3% 0,8%
85+ 0,2% 0,8%
Language Percentage
Afrikaans 0,6%
English 0,6%
IsiNdebele 0,6%
IsiXhosa 0,4%
IsiZulu 1,2%
Sepedi 94%
Sesotho 0,2%
Setswana 0,5%
Sign Language 0,1%
SiSwati 0,5%
Tshivenda 0,2%
Xitsonga 0,7%
Other 0.5%
Not Applicable 0,1%
Group Percentage
Married 21,4%
Living together like married partners 2,3%
Never married 71,4%
Widower/Widow 4,6%
Separated 0,2%
Divorced 0,1%
Group Percentage
No Schooling 2,1%
Some Primary 44,6%
Completed Primary 5,8%
Some Secondary 38,1%
Completed Secondary 8,6%
Higher Education 0,7%
Not Applicable 0,1%
Sex Percentage
Female 54,9%
Male 45,1%
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91,5% Use electricity for lighting.

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A third of households (33,1%) have access to piped water on a community stand less than 200 m from their dwelling, followed by 30,2% who have access to piped water in the yard. Only 5,5% of households have access to piped water inside the dwelling, and 11,5% have no access to piped water.

Area Percentage
Urban 0%
Tribal/Traditional 99,9%
Farm 0,1%
Item Yes No
Cellphone 83% 17%
Computer 7,1% 92,9%
Television 71,6% 28,4%
Satellite Television 30,3% 69,7%
Radio 63,3% 36,7%
Landline / Telephone 1,7% 98,3%
Motor Car 15,9% 84,1%
Refrigerator 71,9% 28,1%
Electric / Gas-Stove 68% 32%
Energy Source Cooking Heating Lighting
Electricity 57,8% 48,3% 91,5%
Gas 0,7% 1,1% 0,1%
Paraffin 2% 1% 0,4%
Solar 0,1% 0,1% 0,3%
Candles 0% 0% 7,4%
Wood 38,9% 38,8% 0%
Coal 0,2% 0,2% 0%
Animal Dung 0,1% 0,1% 0%
Other 0% 0% 0%
None 0,1% 10,4% 0,3%
Access Percentage
From Home 1,5%
From Cellphone 9,7%
From Work 1,4%
From Elsewhere 3,6%
No Access 83,9%
Tenure Status Percentage
Rented 8,7%
Owned and fully paid off 52,8%
Owned but not yet paid off 4%
Occupied rent free 33,5%
Other 1%
Source of water Percentage
Regional/Local water scheme (operated by municipality or other water services provider) 61,7%
Borehole 10%
Spring 1%
Rain water tank 2,8%
Dam/Pool/Stagnant water 6,4%
River/Stream 11%
Water vendor 2,1%
Water tanker 3,5%
Other 1,5%
Toilet Facility Percentage
None 4,1%
Flush toilet (connected to sewerage system) 1,9%
Flush toilet (with septic tank) 0,8%
Chemical toilet 0,9%
Pit toilet with ventilation 22,5%
Pit toilet without ventilation 68,7%
Bucket toilet 0,2%
Other 1%
Refuse Disposal Percentage
Removed by local authority/private company at least once a week 17,8%
Removed by local authority/private company less often 0,6%
Communal refuse dump 0,5%
Own refuse dump 71,3%
No rubbish disposal 9,3%
Other 0,4%
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70,5% Youth unemployment rate.

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The municipality has a weak economic base and high poverty levels. There is one shopping center in the municipality and a few mining activities happening in the Atok region.

 

Employment Status Number
Employed 9184
Unemployed 13154
Discouraged Work Seeker 3273
Not Economically Active 27361
Income Percentage
None income 15%
R1 - R4,800 5,7%
R4,801 - R9,600 10,9%
R9,601 - R19,600 23%
R19,601 - R38,200 21%
R38,201 - R76,4000 11,1%
R76,401 - R153,800 7,5%
R153,801 - R307,600 4%
R307,601 - R614,400 1,4%
R614,001 - R1,228,800 0,2%
R1,228,801 - R2,457,600 0,1%
R2,457,601+ 0,1%
Agricultural households
Type of specific activity Number
Livestock production 5,676
Poultry production 2,884
Vegetable production 783
Production of other crops 1,050
Other 617

**An agricultural household may engage in more than one agricultural activity

Agricultural households
Type of activity Number
Crops only 0
Animals only 6,050
Mixed farming 927
Other 171

**An agricultural household may not fall under more than one agricultural activity

Income category of agricultural households
Annual income category of agricultural household heads Number
No income 2,704
R1-R4 800 174
R4 801-R38 400 4,089
R38 401-R307 200 835
R307 201+ 34
Unspecified 123

Place names

Places in Fetakgomo Municipality

Key Statistics 2011

Total population93,795
Young (0-14)35,4%
Working Age (15-64)56,5%
Elderly (65+)8,1%
Dependency ratio77,1
Sex ratio82
Growth rate0,13% (2001-2011)
Population density85 persons/km2
Unemployment rate58,9%
Youth unemployment rate70,5%
No schooling aged 20+24,3%
Higher education aged 20+6,6%
Matric aged 20+22%
Number of households22,851
Number of Agricultural households7,960
Average household size4,1
Female headed households55,9%
Formal dwellings94,2%
Housing owned/paying off56,8%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage1,9%
Weekly refuse removal17,8%
Piped water inside dwelling5,5%
Electricity for lighting91,5%

Key Statistics 2001

Total population92,598
Young (0-14)40,8%
Working Age (15-64)56,5%
Elderly (65+)6,8%
Dependency ratio91%
Sex ratio79,1
Growth rate-0,97% (2001-2011)
Unemployment rate68,2%
Youth unemployment rate82,2%
No schooling aged 20+45,5%
Higher education aged 20+5,9%
Matric aged 20+10,3%
Number of households18,883
Average household size4,8
Female headed households61%
Formal dwellings80,8%
Housing owned/paying off67,7%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage2,6%
Weekly refuse removal1,9%
Piped water inside dwelling1,9%
Electricity for lighting39,3%