Mamusa

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The total population is 60,355.

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Mamusa Local Municipality (NW393) covers a total area of approximately 3 681 km². This land mass is 7,8% of the total area of the Dr. Ruth S Mompati District Municipality.

The administrative centre of the municipality is in the rural area of Schweizer-Reneke situated on the banks of the Harts River and at the foot of the Mamusa hills. The town of Schweizer-Reneke is the only town in Mamusa Local Municipality and is surrounded by agricultural farms. Schweizer-Reneke is the main administration centre for the local municipality and is closer to the township called Ipelegeng.

Other townships under Mamusa Local Municipality include Amalia, Glodina, Migdol and Sharon. The Mamusa Local Municipality is situated about 70 km from Vryburg, where the district municipality offices reside.

 

 

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Phokwane , Northern Cape 63,000 158
Bergrivier , Western Cape 61,897 159
Ndlambe , Eastern Cape 61,176 160
Mamusa , North West 60,355 161
Nketoana , Free State 60,324 162
Mafube , Free State 57,876 163
Ventersdorp , North West 56,702 164
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17,3% of the population aged 20+ have Matric.

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The language most often spoken within the municipality is SeTswana (86,5%), followed by Afrikaans (7,4%) and Sesotho (2,2%), while the least spoken languages are Xitsonga and Tshivenda, which each stood at 0,1% according to Census 2011 results. A total of 91,5% of the municipal population classify themselves as black African, while 5,5% are white, 2,2% are coloured, and 0,5% are Indian/Asian. Of the 60 355 people who make up the population, about 50,4% are female, while 49,6% are male. A high proportion of the municipal population (71,1%) has never married, with only 17% who are married and 7,8% who are not married but living together like married partners.

A large proportion of the Mamusa Local Municipality is aged 0–14 years (36,5%), followed by the population aged 15–34 years (33,6%), while those aged 35–64 years account for 24,9% and those aged 65 years and older account for 5% of the entire municipal population. 

Group Percentage
Black African91,4%
Coloured2,2%
Indian/Asian0,5%
White5,5%
Other0,3%
Age Males Females
0-4 6,8% 6,5%
5-9 6,4% 6,2%
10-14 5,5% 5,1%
15-19 5% 4,6%
20-24 4,5% 4,7%
25-29 4% 4,4%
30-34 3,1% 3,3%
35-39 2,8% 2,9%
40-44 2,3% 2,4%
45-49 2,2% 2,2%
50-54 1,9% 2%
55-59 1,7% 1,8%
60-64 1,3% 1,2%
65-69 0,8% 0,9%
70-74 0,6% 0,7%
75-79 0,3% 0,5%
80-84 0,2% 0,4%
85+ 0,2% 0,4%
Language Percentage
Afrikaans 7,2%
English 1,7%
IsiNdebele 0,8%
IsiXhosa 0,9%
IsiZulu 0,9%
Sepedi 0,3%
Sesotho 2,2%
Setswana 84,7%
Sign Language 0,3%
SiSwati 0%
Tshivenda 0,1%
Xitsonga 0,1%
Other 0.6%
Not Applicable 0,5%
Group Percentage
Married 16,9%
Living together like married partners 7,8%
Never married 71,1%
Widower/Widow 3,2%
Separated 0,5%
Divorced 0,5%
Group Percentage
No Schooling 5,3%
Some Primary 53,1%
Completed Primary 6,6%
Some Secondary 27,6%
Completed Secondary 6,6%
Higher Education 0,5%
Not Applicable 0,3%
Sex Percentage
Female 50,4%
Male 49,6%
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According to census 2011, 80,8% of households had access to electricity for lighting.

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 64,3% of households use electricity for heating, and 74,6% use electricity for cooking.

A total of 63,8% of the households within the municipality have access to a flush toilet, of which 59,3% are a flush toilet connected to a sewage system and 4,5% are a flush toilet with a septic tank. A total of 20,3% of households used a pit toilet, with 11,3% using a pit toilet with ventilation and 9% using a pit toilet without ventilation.

About 49,8% of the municipal households have their refuse disposal removed by the municipality, whereas 33% use their own refuse dump.

About 96% of households have access to piped (tap) water. From this percentage, 22% have access inside their dwelling units, 54,1% inside their yards, 12,4% access tap water on a community stand that is a distance of less than 200 m away from their yards, while 5% travel between 200 m and 500 m to access tap water.

 

Area Percentage
Urban 87,2%
Tribal/Traditional 0%
Farm 12,8%
Item Yes No
Cellphone 83,8% 16,2%
Computer 9,2% 90,8%
Television 69,1% 30,9%
Satellite Television 12,4% 87,6%
Radio 63% 37%
Landline / Telephone 4,4% 95,6%
Motor Car 21,3% 78,7%
Refrigerator 61% 39%
Electric / Gas-Stove 75,3% 24,7%
Energy Source Cooking Heating Lighting
Electricity 74,6% 64,3% 80,8%
Gas 2,6% 1% 0,2%
Paraffin 11,5% 6,7% 0,9%
Solar 0,2% 0,2% 0,3%
Candles 0% 0% 17,5%
Wood 10% 16,5% 0%
Coal 0,1% 0,2% 0%
Animal Dung 0,4% 0,3% 0%
Other 0% 0% 0%
None 0,5% 10,9% 0,3%
Access Percentage
From Home 3,2%
From Cellphone 12,3%
From Work 1,8%
From Elsewhere 5,6%
No Access 77,2%
Tenure Status Percentage
Rented 12,8%
Owned and fully paid off 44,4%
Owned but not yet paid off 8,4%
Occupied rent free 26,3%
Other 8,1%
Source of water Percentage
Regional/Local water scheme (operated by municipality or other water services provider) 75,6%
Borehole 18,1%
Spring 0,2%
Rain water tank 0,4%
Dam/Pool/Stagnant water 0,1%
River/Stream 0%
Water vendor 0,9%
Water tanker 2,5%
Other 2,2%
Toilet Facility Percentage
None 11,6%
Flush toilet (connected to sewerage system) 59,3%
Flush toilet (with septic tank) 4,5%
Chemical toilet 0,5%
Pit toilet with ventilation 11,3%
Pit toilet without ventilation 9%
Bucket toilet 0,6%
Other 3,2%
Refuse Disposal Percentage
Removed by local authority/private company at least once a week 45%
Removed by local authority/private company less often 4,8%
Communal refuse dump 5,1%
Own refuse dump 32,9%
No rubbish disposal 8,8%
Other 3,4%
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35,1%  Unemployment rate.

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Mamusa Local Municipality is an agriculture-based municipality, where both livestock and crops are being farmed. Most of its income is derived from the agricultural sector. Schweizer-Reneke is surrounded by farms, which are the main employers within the municipality, with a small number employed by the local retail trade sector and government

Employment Status Number
Employed 10952
Unemployed 5934
Discouraged Work Seeker 2518
Not Economically Active 15884
Income Percentage
None income 14,7%
R1 - R4,800 4,9%
R4,801 - R9,600 10,3%
R9,601 - R19,600 22,4%
R19,601 - R38,200 23,6%
R38,201 - R76,4000 11,6%
R76,401 - R153,800 6,1%
R153,801 - R307,600 3,9%
R307,601 - R614,400 1,7%
R614,001 - R1,228,800 0,4%
R1,228,801 - R2,457,600 0,2%
R2,457,601+ 0,2%
Agricultural households
Type of specific activity Number
Livestock production 1,445
Poultry production 1,737
Vegetable production 789
Production of other crops 1,175
Other 1,257

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

Agricultural households
Type of activity Number
Crops only 0
Animals only 1,697
Mixed farming 778
Other 144

**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 906
R1-R4 800 104
R4 801-R38 400 1,789
R38 401-R307 200 366
R307 201+ 75
Unspecified 65

Place names

Places in Mamusa Municipality

Key Statistics 2011

Total population60,355
Young (0-14)36,5%
Working Age (15-64)58,5%
Elderly (65+)5%
Dependency ratio71
Sex ratio98,4
Growth rate2,21% (2001-2011)
Population density17 persons/km2
Unemployment rate35,1%
Youth unemployment rate45,8%
No schooling aged 20+24,9%
Higher education aged 20+4,6%
Matric aged 20+17,3%
Number of households14,625
Number of Agricultural households3,306
Average household size4
Female headed households36,5%
Formal dwellings82,5%
Housing owned/paying off52,7%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage59,3%
Weekly refuse removal45%
Piped water inside dwelling21,9%
Electricity for lighting80,8%

Key Statistics 2001

Total population48,366
Young (0-14)35,3%
Working Age (15-64)58,5%
Elderly (65+)4,6%
Dependency ratio66,5%
Sex ratio93,9
Growth rate2,48% (2001-2011)
Unemployment rate44,7%
Youth unemployment rate56,6%
No schooling aged 20+36,4%
Higher education aged 20+3,9%
Matric aged 20+11%
Number of households10,559
Average household size4,5
Female headed households40,6%
Formal dwellings61,6%
Housing owned/paying off64,7%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage24%
Weekly refuse removal65,2%
Piped water inside dwelling11,8%
Electricity for lighting71,3%