Moses Kotane

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According to the 2011 Census, the total population is 242 554.

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Moses Kotane Local Municipality is a local municipality in Bojanala Platinum District Municipality, in North West Province, South Africa. It is named in memory of Moses Kotane, who was, at various times General Secretary of the Communist Party of South Africa and Treasurer General of the African National Congress. The seat of the local municipality is Mogwase (http://moseskotane.gov.za/).

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Moses Kotane , North West 242,554 37
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27,4% of those aged 20 years and older have Matric.

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According to the 2011 Census, Moses Kotane Local Municipality has a total population of 242 554 people, of which 98,3% are black African, 0,8% are white, with the other population groups making up the remaining 0,9 %.

Of those aged 20 years and older, 9,3% have no schooling, 17,1% have some primary school education, 35,3% have some secondary education, 27,4% have completed matric, and 5,3% have some form of higher education.

Group Percentage
Black African98,3%
Coloured0,3%
Indian/Asian0,5%
White0,8%
Other0,2%
Age Males Females
0-4 5,9% 5,8%
5-9 4,6% 4,6%
10-14 4,2% 4%
15-19 4,7% 4,4%
20-24 5% 4,6%
25-29 4,8% 4,1%
30-34 3,9% 3,3%
35-39 3,1% 3%
40-44 2,5% 2,8%
45-49 2,4% 2,4%
50-54 2,3% 2,5%
55-59 1,9% 2,1%
60-64 1,4% 1,7%
65-69 1,2% 1,5%
70-74 0,8% 1,2%
75-79 0,5% 0,9%
80-84 0,3% 0,6%
85+ 0,2% 0,6%
Language Percentage
Afrikaans 0,8%
English 2,9%
IsiNdebele 1,2%
IsiXhosa 3,3%
IsiZulu 4%
Sepedi 1,1%
Sesotho 1,5%
Setswana 80,5%
Sign Language 0,4%
SiSwati 0,2%
Tshivenda 0,3%
Xitsonga 1,2%
Other 1%
Not Applicable 1,4%
Group Percentage
Married 19,5%
Living together like married partners 3,9%
Never married 71,1%
Widower/Widow 4%
Separated 0,5%
Divorced 1%
Group Percentage
No Schooling 2,9%
Some Primary 42%
Completed Primary 5,9%
Some Secondary 32%
Completed Secondary 14,8%
Higher Education 1,3%
Not Applicable 1,1%
Sex Percentage
Female 50,3%
Male 49,7%
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89,9% of households have access to electricity for lighting.

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There are 75 193 households in the municipality, with an average household size of 3,2 persons per household.

Nearly 81% of households (80,7%) have access to piped water either in their dwellings or in the yard. Only 7,2% of households do not have access to piped water.

About 90% of households (89,9%) have access to electricity for lighting.

Area Percentage
Urban 7,4%
Tribal/Traditional 92,4%
Farm 0,3%
Item Yes No
Cellphone 85,9% 14,1%
Computer 9,7% 90,3%
Television 73,4% 26,6%
Satellite Television 17,8% 82,2%
Radio 65,9% 34,1%
Landline / Telephone 2,9% 97,1%
Motor Car 16,9% 83,1%
Refrigerator 73,2% 26,8%
Electric / Gas-Stove 78,7% 21,3%
Energy Source Cooking Heating Lighting
Electricity 75,1% 63,5% 89,9%
Gas 1,1% 0,8% 0,1%
Paraffin 5,5% 2,1% 1,1%
Solar 0,1% 0,2% 0,2%
Candles 0% 0% 8,4%
Wood 17,4% 18% 0%
Coal 0,1% 0,3% 0%
Animal Dung 0,1% 0,1% 0%
Other 0,1% 0% 0%
None 0,4% 15,1% 0,3%
Access Percentage
From Home 2,5%
From Cellphone 16,3%
From Work 2,2%
From Elsewhere 3,1%
No Access 76%
Tenure Status Percentage
Rented 13,2%
Owned and fully paid off 58,8%
Owned but not yet paid off 3,4%
Occupied rent free 20,6%
Other 3,9%
Source of water Percentage
Regional/Local water scheme (operated by municipality or other water services provider) 80,3%
Borehole 9,7%
Spring 0,1%
Rain water tank 0,4%
Dam/Pool/Stagnant water 0,9%
River/Stream 0,1%
Water vendor 1,9%
Water tanker 3,2%
Other 3,3%
Toilet Facility Percentage
None 3,3%
Flush toilet (connected to sewerage system) 12,3%
Flush toilet (with septic tank) 1,7%
Chemical toilet 0,8%
Pit toilet with ventilation 13,5%
Pit toilet without ventilation 67,6%
Bucket toilet 0,2%
Other 0,6%
Refuse Disposal Percentage
Removed by local authority/private company at least once a week 80,8%
Removed by local authority/private company less often 2,1%
Communal refuse dump 0,5%
Own refuse dump 12,6%
No rubbish disposal 3,2%
Other 0,8%
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37,9% Unemployment rate.

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There are 74 744 people in the municipality who are economically active (employed or unemployed but looking for work), and of these 37,9% are unemployed.

Almost half (47,4%) of the economically active youth (15 – 34 years) in the municipality are unemployed.

Employment Status Number
Employed 46416
Unemployed 28328
Discouraged Work Seeker 8369
Not Economically Active 69859
Income Percentage
None income 19,2%
R1 - R4,800 4,5%
R4,801 - R9,600 6,8%
R9,601 - R19,600 22%
R19,601 - R38,200 17,5%
R38,201 - R76,4000 14,7%
R76,401 - R153,800 9,5%
R153,801 - R307,600 4%
R307,601 - R614,400 1,4%
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 8,239
Poultry production 12,750
Vegetable production 2,045
Production of other crops 4,180
Other 2,822

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

Agricultural households
Type of activity Number
Crops only 2,615
Animals only 14,689
Mixed farming 2,922
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 6,295
R1-R4 800 507
R4 801-R38 400 10,801
R38 401-R307 200 2,781
R307 201+ 127
Unspecified 335

Key Statistics 2011

Total population242,554
Young (0-14)29,2%
Working Age (15-64)63,1%
Elderly (65+)7,7%
Dependency ratio58,6
Sex ratio98,8
Population growth rate0,22% (2001-2011)
Population density42 persons/km2
Unemployment rate37,9%
Youth unemployment rate47,4%
No schooling aged 20+9,3%
Higher education aged 20+5,3%
Matric aged 20+27,4%
Number of households75,193
Number of Agricultural households20,846
Average household size3,2
Female headed households44,1%
Formal dwellings78,3%
Housing owned/paying off62,3%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage12,3%
Weekly refuse removal80,8%
Piped water inside dwelling18,6%
Electricity for lighting89,9%

Key Statistics 2001

Total population237,175
Young (0-14)32,4%
Working Age (15-64)63,1%
Elderly (65+)6,9%
Dependency ratio64,8
Sex ratio95,3
Population growth rate0,65% (2001-2011)
Unemployment rate50,9%
Youth unemployment rate63,7%
No schooling aged 20+18,8%
Higher education aged 20+5,8%
Matric aged 20+18,9%
Number of households61,759
Average household size3,7
Female headed households49,1%
Formal dwellings77,9%
Housing owned/paying off68,5%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage10,1%
Weekly refuse removal8,2%
Piped water inside dwelling8,3%
Electricity for lighting91,2%