Greater Giyani

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Greater Giyani Local Municipality has a population size of 244217, which makes it the second largest municipality in terms of population contribution (22%) in the Mopani District. According to Census 2011, 99,5% of the population areblack African,with the other population groups making up the remaining 0,5%.

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Greater Giyani Local Municipality was established in 1969. It is an administrative and commercial centre of the Mopani district and also the former capital of Gazankulu. Greater Giyani Local Municipality derives its name from the town Giyani, whichis a Tsonga word meaning‘a place where people dance’and‘aland of the friendly people’. Giyani is also rich in cultural history with royal families dating back as far as 1822. The town of Giyani is located approximately 185 km from Polokwane, 100 km from Thohoyandou and 550 km from Pretoria. The municipality covers about 2 967 km2 land area. Its eastern section borders the world famous Kruger National Park,with N’wamankenaVillage to the west, Mphakani Village to the south, and the Klein Letaba River to the north.

The Municipality is demarcated into 30 wards and has 60 councillors. The ten traditional authority areas comprise 91 villages. Giyani town is the only town within the municipality and attracts most of the people from around the district.

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25% of those 20+ have no schooling.

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Greater Giyani Local Municipality has a population size of 244217, which makes it the second largest municipality in terms of population contribution (22%) in the Mopani District. According to Census 2011, 99,5% of the population areblack African,with the other population groups making up the remaining 0,5%. For every 100 women there are79 men. Most of the people (90,5%) speak Xitsonga as their first language, followed by Sepedi(3,8%).

Group Percentage
Black African99,5%
Coloured0,1%
Indian/Asian0,3%
White0,1%
Other0,1%
Age Males Females
0-4 6,6% 6,6%
5-9 6% 6%
10-14 6% 5,7%
15-19 6,6% 6,5%
20-24 4,9% 5,5%
25-29 3% 4,4%
30-34 2,1% 3,5%
35-39 1,7% 3,3%
40-44 1,4% 2,7%
45-49 1,3% 1,3%
50-54 1,1% 2,2%
55-59 0,9% 1,6%
60-64 0,8% 1,2%
65-69 0,6% 1,1%
70-74 0,5% 1,2%
75-79 0,3% 0,8%
80-84 0,2% 0,6%
85+ 0,1% 0,5%
Language Percentage
Afrikaans 0,1%
English 0,8%
IsiNdebele 0%
IsiXhosa 0%
IsiZulu 0,1%
Sepedi 3,8%
Sesotho 2,6%
Setswana 0,1%
Sign Language 0,1%
SiSwati 0,2%
Tshivenda 0,6%
Xitsonga 90,5%
Other 0.7%
Not Applicable 0,3%
Group Percentage
Married 15,8%
Living together like married partners 9,8%
Never married 66,9%
Widower/Widow 5,5%
Separated 1,6%
Divorced 0,4%
Group Percentage
No Schooling 2,5%
Some Primary 45,4%
Completed Primary 6,4%
Some Secondary 35,7%
Completed Secondary 9%
Higher Education 0,8%
Not Applicable 0,2%
Sex Percentage
Female 55,7%
Male 44,3%
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89% Use electricity for lighting.

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According to Census 2011, the Greater GiyaniLocal Municipality has a total of 63 548 households, with an average household size of 3,8 persons per household. A total of 27 135 households (42,7%) are headed by males while 36 413 households (57,3%) are female-headed households. The municipality’s dependency ratio is 74,2.89% of the households use electricity for lighting, and88% of households live in formal dwellings.

Area Percentage
Urban 12,5%
Tribal/Traditional 87,4%
Farm 0,1%
Item Yes No
Cellphone 90,3% 9,7%
Computer 10% 90%
Television 71,3% 28,7%
Satellite Television 15,1% 84,9%
Radio 56,8% 43,2%
Landline / Telephone 2,7% 97,3%
Motor Car 15,9% 84,1%
Refrigerator 72,3% 27,7%
Electric / Gas-Stove 49,1% 50,9%
Energy Source Cooking Heating Lighting
Electricity 23,2% 29,1% 89%
Gas 0,5% 0,4% 0,1%
Paraffin 0,4% 0,6% 0,7%
Solar 0,1% 0,1% 0,4%
Candles 0% 0% 9,4%
Wood 75,6% 60,1% 0%
Coal 0% 0% 0%
Animal Dung 0% 0,1% 0%
Other 0% 0% 0%
None 0,2% 9,7% 0,4%
Access Percentage
From Home 2,3%
From Cellphone 16,3%
From Work 1,5%
From Elsewhere 4,9%
No Access 75%
Tenure Status Percentage
Rented 4,3%
Owned and fully paid off 62,2%
Owned but not yet paid off 7,1%
Occupied rent free 25%
Other 1,3%
Source of water Percentage
Regional/Local water scheme (operated by municipality or other water services provider) 61,2%
Borehole 22,2%
Spring 0,2%
Rain water tank 0,4%
Dam/Pool/Stagnant water 1,6%
River/Stream 4,2%
Water vendor 6,3%
Water tanker 0,8%
Other 3,2%
Toilet Facility Percentage
None 19,6%
Flush toilet (connected to sewerage system) 11,9%
Flush toilet (with septic tank) 0,5%
Chemical toilet 1%
Pit toilet with ventilation 17,1%
Pit toilet without ventilation 45,6%
Bucket toilet 0,4%
Other 3,9%
Refuse Disposal Percentage
Removed by local authority/private company at least once a week 11,7%
Removed by local authority/private company less often 0,5%
Communal refuse dump 1,6%
Own refuse dump 70,4%
No rubbish disposal 14,9%
Other 1%
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61,2% Youth unemployment rate.

 

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Of the 48 065 economically active people in the municipality, 47,0% are unemployed.

The unemployment rate among the youth (15 – 34 years) is higher at 61,2 %.

Key sectors of the local economy are manufacturing, trade, catering, government, finance, transport, communications and agriculture. The labour force consists of skilled and semi-skilled people and also a large percentage of unskilled people.

 

 

Employment Status Number
Employed 25469
Unemployed 22596
Discouraged Work Seeker 10846
Not Economically Active 81315
Income Percentage
None income 15,7%
R1 - R4,800 9,6%
R4,801 - R9,600 17,1%
R9,601 - R19,600 21,8%
R19,601 - R38,200 18,7%
R38,201 - R76,4000 7,2%
R76,401 - R153,800 4,3%
R153,801 - R307,600 3,3%
R307,601 - R614,400 1,6%
R614,001 - R1,228,800 0,3%
R1,228,801 - R2,457,600 0,1%
R2,457,601+ 0,1%
Agricultural households
Type of specific activity Number
Livestock production 9,969
Poultry production 8,077
Vegetable production 3,884
Production of other crops 4,096
Other 1,721

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

Agricultural households
Type of activity Number
Crops only 0
Animals only 12,085
Mixed farming 3,318
Other 621

**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 7,130
R1-R4 800 912
R4 801-R38 400 9,708
R38 401-R307 200 1,754
R307 201+ 120
Unspecified 273

Place names

Places in Greater Giyani Municipality

Key Statistics 2011

Total population244,217
Young (0-14)36,8%
Working Age (15-64)57,4%
Elderly (65+)5,8%
Dependency ratio74,2
Sex ratio79,4
Growth rate0,14% (2001-2011)
Population density59 persons/km2
Unemployment rate47%
Youth unemployment rate61,2%
No schooling aged 20+25%
Higher education aged 20+7,1%
Matric aged 20+20,7%
Number of households63,548
Number of Agricultural households19,897
Average household size3,8
Female headed households57,3%
Formal dwellings88%
Housing owned/paying off69,4%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage11,9%
Weekly refuse removal11,7%
Piped water inside dwelling13,4%
Electricity for lighting89%

Key Statistics 2001

Total population240,729
Young (0-14)42%
Working Age (15-64)57,4%
Elderly (65+)4,4%
Dependency ratio86,5%
Sex ratio79,5
Growth rate1,91% (2001-2011)
Unemployment rate60,3%
Youth unemployment rate72,9%
No schooling aged 20+42,6%
Higher education aged 20+7,4%
Matric aged 20+12,4%
Number of households53,050
Average household size4,5
Female headed households59,4%
Formal dwellings44,6%
Housing owned/paying off58%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage13,7%
Weekly refuse removal10,4%
Piped water inside dwelling11,3%
Electricity for lighting67,3%