Kagisano Molopo Local Municipality (NW397), is approximately 23 827 km².The municipal name, Kagisano Molopo, emanates from two former local municipalities, namely Kagisano and Molopo, which were mergedon 18 May 2011 to form what is now known as Kagisano Molopo Local Municipality (KMLP). The local municipality is located at the north-western corner of the NorthWest province.It borders the Republic of Botswana to the north, Joe Morolong Local Municipality in the Northern Cape to the south-west,Naledi Local Municipality to the south-east, and Ratlou Local Municipality to the east.
For the year 2013/14, the municipality runs at an estimated overall budget of R110 million (source: Kagisano Molopo IDP, 2012-2017).
Kagisano Molopo Local Municipality is a 100% rural municipality which consists of 77 villages under the leadership of a single paramount chief. There are seven local chiefs who operate from seven areas/villages, namely Morokweng, Tlakgameng, Tseoge, Mmadinonyane, Phaposane, Mabane and Kgokgoje villages. The 77 villages are divided into 15 political wards with a total of 30 ward councillors.
Kagisano Molopo is the second largest local municipality in terms of population size within Dr Ruth SegomotsiMompati District. As per Census 2011 results, the total population stood at 105 789, which constitutes 22,8% of the entire district’s population. The municipal population size increased from 100 469 in 2001 to 105 789 in 2011.
|Rank view all|
|Molemole , Limpopo||108,321||103|
|Ratlou , North West||107,339||104|
|uMshwathi , KwaZulu-Natal||106,374||105|
|Kagisano Molopo , North West||105,789||106|
|Indaka , KwaZulu-Natal||103,116||107|
|Umvoti , KwaZulu-Natal||103,093||108|
|Dannhauser , KwaZulu-Natal||102,161||109|
Setswana is the language most spoken within the municipality at 91,3%, followed by Afrikaans (3,4%). A total of 96% of the municipal population classify themselves as black Africans, with 2,1%, 1,4% and 0,2% classifying themselves as white, coloured and Asian/Indian respectively. Of the population, 52% are female and 48% are male.A high proportion of the municipal population, 74%, has never been married, with only 14,4% married and 7,6% not married but living together like married partners.
A greater proportion of Kagisano Molopo is aged 0–14 years (37,6%), followed by those aged 15–34 years(30,8%).Those aged 35–64 years account for 25,6%, and those aged 65 years and above account for 6% of the entire municipal population. The population pyramid of the municipality is typical for developing countries.
|Living together like married partners||7,6%|
Although about 88% of the dwelling units/structures are built from bricks/concrete blocks, and the average household size is only about four people per household, the municipality is faced with challenges such as absence of mail delivery services.Only 6,9% of the population indicated that they had the privilege of their mail being delivered to their residence, and only 29% had access to a mailbox The municipality has a community transport system problem, where communities mostly depend on pick-up vans and lifts from private car owners to transport them from one village to the other.There is no coordinated transport system that joins the municipality with neighbouring municipalities within the district, such as taxis, buses etc. A total of 14,7% of households within the municipality had access to their own motor vehicle.
It should be noted that, even though the unemployment rate in 2011 stood at 30%, there has been a significant improvement compared to 2001, when the municipal unemployment rate stood at 39%.
As far as other major services are concerned, in 2011 74% of households had access to electricity, compared to 64% in 2001. Of households who have access to electricity, 74% use it for lighting, 38% use it for heating and about 52% for cooking.
Only 10,8% of the households within the municipality had access to a flush toilet, of which 7,5% had access to a flush toilet connected to a sewage system and 3,3% had accessto a flush toilet with a septic tank
As the municipality is rural, only 1% of the municipal households had their refuse disposal removed by the municipality, whereas over 89% use their own refuse dump.
95,7% of households had access to piped (tap) water. Of these, 18,6% had access inside their dwelling units, 29,3% had access inside their yards, 31,4% access tap water on a community stand that is less than 200m from their yards, 11,1% travel between 200m and 500m to access tap water, while a total of 5,3% travel 500m and more to access tap water.
|Landline / Telephone||2,2%||97,8%|
|Electric / Gas-Stove||61,7%||38,3%|
|Owned and fully paid off||50,8%|
|Owned but not yet paid off||4,6%|
|Occupied rent free||32,8%|
|Source of water||Percentage|
|Regional/Local water scheme (operated by municipality or other water services provider)||56,5%|
|Rain water tank||0,2%|
|Flush toilet (connected to sewerage system)||7,5%|
|Flush toilet (with septic tank)||3,3%|
|Pit toilet with ventilation||43,3%|
|Pit toilet without ventilation||23,2%|
|Removed by local authority/private company at least once a week||1%|
|Removed by local authority/private company less often||0,3%|
|Communal refuse dump||1,2%|
|Own refuse dump||89,2%|
|No rubbish disposal||6,8%|
Kagisano Molopo is an agriculture-based municipality, farming both livestock and crops. It boasts production of potatoes, peanuts, cabbage, carrots and onions amongst crops, and breeds cattle, sheep and goats amongst live-=stock. Most of the crops produced are exported to neighbouring provinces, such as the Northern Cape and neighbouring countries such as Namibia and Botswana, as raw materials for consumption and/or further processing. Thus, a large portion of income is derived from the agricultural sector which is mainly owned by individual farmers/corporations. The majority of the inhabitants are employed in the agricultural sector. There is also subsistence farming by villagers who at times sell their produce to generate household income.
There are also a few government sector departments (sub-district offices) that also contribute to the employment of the municipal population. The retail trade industry also contributes, though not significantly so, as there are a few major retailers in the area, namely Shoprite and Cash Build.
|Discouraged Work Seeker||5150|
|Not Economically Active||33397|
|R1 - R4,800||6%|
|R4,801 - R9,600||11,9%|
|R9,601 - R19,600||26,9%|
|R19,601 - R38,200||20,4%|
|R38,201 - R76,4000||7,7%|
|R76,401 - R153,800||4,6%|
|R153,801 - R307,600||3,2%|
|R307,601 - R614,400||1%|
|R614,001 - R1,228,800||0,3%|
|R1,228,801 - R2,457,600||0,1%|
|Type of specific activity||Number|
|Production of other crops||1,124|
**An agricultural household may engage in more than one agricultural activity
|Type of activity||Number|
**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|
|R4 801-R38 400||5,720|
|R38 401-R307 200||969|
|Agricultural households municipal data per province|
|Western Cape (download)|
|Eastern Cape (download)|
|Northern Cape (download)|
|Free State (download)|
|North West (download)|
**Please note that each province contains twenty five tables
|Working Age (15-64)||56,5%|
|Growth rate||0,52% (2001-2011)|
|Population density||4 persons/km2|
|Youth unemployment rate||38,8%|
|No schooling aged 20+||28,6%|
|Higher education aged 20+||4,5%|
|Matric aged 20+||14%|
|Number of households||28,531|
|Number of Agricultural households||11,840|
|Average household size||3,6|
|Female headed households||47,8%|
|Housing owned/paying off||55,4%|
|Flush toilet connected to sewerage||7,5%|
|Weekly refuse removal||1%|
|Piped water inside dwelling||11,3%|
|Electricity for lighting||73,8%|
|Working Age (15-64)||56,5%|
|Growth rate||0,54% (2001-2011)|
|Youth unemployment rate||46,1%|
|No schooling aged 20+||45,2%|
|Higher education aged 20+||3,1%|
|Matric aged 20+||8,5%|
|Number of households||24,811|
|Average household size||4|
|Female headed households||48,3%|
|Housing owned/paying off||50,3%|
|Flush toilet connected to sewerage||7%|
|Weekly refuse removal||1,6%|
|Piped water inside dwelling||8,3%|
|Electricity for lighting||64,1%|