Mafube

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Total Population is 57 876.

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The Mafube Local Municipality is one of the local municipalities found within the Fezile Dabi District Municipality. The municipality was established in terms of section 12 of the Municipal Structures Act, 1998, following the local government elections of 2000.

The municipality is made up of four towns, namely Frankfort, Villiers, Cornelia and Tweeling. Frankfort serves as a home for the headquarters of the municipality.

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Mafube , Free State 57,876 163
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Sundays River Valley , Eastern Cape 54,504 165
Lekwa-Teemane , North West 53,248 166
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14,1% of those 20+ have no schooling.

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According to Census 2011, Mafube Local Municipality has a total population of 57 876 people, of whom 92% are black African, and 7% are white.The other population groups make up the remaining 1%.

Of those aged 20 years and older, 5% have completed primary school, 32% have some secondary education, 26% have completed matric, and 6,3% have some form of higher education, while 14,1% of those aged 20 years and older have no form of schooling.

Group Percentage
Black African91,9%
Coloured0,6%
Indian/Asian0,3%
White7%
Other0,2%
Age Males Females
0-4 5,5% 5,6%
5-9 5,3% 5,3%
10-14 5% 4,8%
15-19 4,7% 5,2%
20-24 4,9% 4,6%
25-29 4,3% 4,3%
30-34 3,6% 3,4%
35-39 2,8% 3,2%
40-44 2,4% 2,8%
45-49 2,2% 2,2%
50-54 2% 2,5%
55-59 1,7% 2,1%
60-64 1,2% 1,6%
65-69 0,9% 1,2%
70-74 0,6% 1,1%
75-79 0,4% 0,7%
80-84 0,3% 0,5%
85+ 0,2% 0,4%
Language Percentage
Afrikaans 8,2%
English 1,3%
IsiNdebele 0,4%
IsiXhosa 1,7%
IsiZulu 20,6%
Sepedi 0,2%
Sesotho 63,8%
Setswana 0,3%
Sign Language 1,5%
SiSwati 0,1%
Tshivenda 0%
Xitsonga 0,2%
Other 0.6%
Not Applicable 1%
Group Percentage
Married 19,1%
Living together like married partners 8,3%
Never married 66%
Widower/Widow 4,9%
Separated 0,9%
Divorced 0,7%
Group Percentage
No Schooling 2,6%
Some Primary 45,2%
Completed Primary 6,3%
Some Secondary 32,4%
Completed Secondary 11,3%
Higher Education 1%
Not Applicable 1,2%
Sex Percentage
Female 52%
Male 48%
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84,4% Use electricity for lighting.

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There are 16 460 households in the municipality, with an average household size of 3,4 persons per household.

39,8% of households have access to piped water either in their dwelling or in the yard. Only 2,4% of households do not have access to piped water.

84,4% of households have access to electricity for lighting.

Area Percentage
Urban 91,4%
Tribal/Traditional 0%
Farm 8,6%
Item Yes No
Cellphone 85,3% 14,7%
Computer 12,7% 87,3%
Television 75,5% 24,5%
Satellite Television 18,2% 81,8%
Radio 72,6% 27,4%
Landline / Telephone 7,4% 92,6%
Motor Car 24,4% 75,6%
Refrigerator 69,8% 30,2%
Electric / Gas-Stove 77,7% 22,3%
Energy Source Cooking Heating Lighting
Electricity 75,2% 58,1% 84,4%
Gas 2,5% 2% 0,1%
Paraffin 3,3% 1,2% 0,5%
Solar 0,1% 0,1% 0,3%
Candles 0% 0% 14,4%
Wood 9,2% 12,5% 0%
Coal 8% 18,3% 0%
Animal Dung 1,2% 1,4% 0%
Other 0% 0% 0%
None 0,3% 6,3% 0,3%
Access Percentage
From Home 4%
From Cellphone 16,7%
From Work 2%
From Elsewhere 9,6%
No Access 67,6%
Tenure Status Percentage
Rented 17,7%
Owned and fully paid off 61,4%
Owned but not yet paid off 6,4%
Occupied rent free 12%
Other 2,5%
Source of water Percentage
Regional/Local water scheme (operated by municipality or other water services provider) 90,1%
Borehole 4,4%
Spring 0,1%
Rain water tank 0,8%
Dam/Pool/Stagnant water 0,6%
River/Stream 0,1%
Water vendor 0,5%
Water tanker 2,4%
Other 0,9%
Toilet Facility Percentage
None 1,9%
Flush toilet (connected to sewerage system) 77,2%
Flush toilet (with septic tank) 1,8%
Chemical toilet 0,5%
Pit toilet with ventilation 1,1%
Pit toilet without ventilation 1,3%
Bucket toilet 15,3%
Other 0,9%
Refuse Disposal Percentage
Removed by local authority/private company at least once a week 80,2%
Removed by local authority/private company less often 2,5%
Communal refuse dump 1,6%
Own refuse dump 9,5%
No rubbish disposal 5,3%
Other 1%
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44,3% Youth unemployment rate.

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Of the 17 718 people who are economically active (employed or unemployed but looking for work), and of these,33,4% are unemployed. Of the 9 282 economically active youth (15 – 34 years) in the area, 44,3% are unemployed.

Employment Status Number
Employed 11796
Unemployed 5922
Discouraged Work Seeker 2882
Not Economically Active 15334
Income Percentage
None income 12,3%
R1 - R4,800 5,1%
R4,801 - R9,600 8,7%
R9,601 - R19,600 23,3%
R19,601 - R38,200 24,7%
R38,201 - R76,4000 12,7%
R76,401 - R153,800 6,7%
R153,801 - R307,600 3,8%
R307,601 - R614,400 1,8%
R614,001 - R1,228,800 0,4%
R1,228,801 - R2,457,600 0,2%
R2,457,601+ 0,1%
Agricultural households
Type of specific activity Number
Livestock production 1,341
Poultry production 1,487
Vegetable production 1,356
Production of other crops 550
Other 291

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

Agricultural households
Type of activity Number
Crops only 0
Animals only 1,734
Mixed farming 518
Other 113

**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 818
R1-R4 800 100
R4 801-R38 400 2,087
R38 401-R307 200 449
R307 201+ 63
Unspecified 63

Place names

Places in Mafube Municipality

Key Statistics 2011

Total population57,876
Young (0-14)31,6%
Working Age (15-64)62,1%
Elderly (65+)6,3%
Dependency ratio61,1
Sex ratio92,5
Growth rate0,22% (2001-2011)
Population density15 persons/km2
Unemployment rate33,4%
Youth unemployment rate44,3%
No schooling aged 20+14,1%
Higher education aged 20+6,3%
Matric aged 20+24,4%
Number of households16,460
Number of Agricultural households3,580
Average household size3,4
Female headed households42,2%
Formal dwellings70,8%
Housing owned/paying off67,8%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage77,2%
Weekly refuse removal80,2%
Piped water inside dwelling39,8%
Electricity for lighting84,4%

Key Statistics 2001

Total population56,637
Young (0-14)34,4%
Working Age (15-64)62,1%
Elderly (65+)5,9%
Dependency ratio67,5%
Sex ratio87,8
Growth rate1,71% (2001-2011)
Unemployment rate45%
Youth unemployment rate59,1%
No schooling aged 20+26,4%
Higher education aged 20+5,6%
Matric aged 20+14,3%
Number of households14,465
Average household size3,8
Female headed households44,4%
Formal dwellings65,9%
Housing owned/paying off62,7%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage59,8%
Weekly refuse removal72,3%
Piped water inside dwelling16,1%
Electricity for lighting72,7%