Naledi

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The population of Naledi is 66,781, according to Census 2011.

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Naledi Local Municipality (NW392) covers a total area of approximately 7,258 km². This land mass is 15% of the total area of the Dr. Ruth S Mompati District Municipality area. The administrative centre of the municipality is in the town of Vryburg. The town of Vryburg is considered the agricultural and industrial centre of Dr Ruth S Mompati District Municipality. The town is the host to the 3rd largest agricultural show in South Africa, namely Vryburg Show, which attracts farmers from almost all provinces in the country as well as farmers from the neighbouring countries such as the Republic of Namibia and Botswana. This makes the municipality the main employer within the district and most significant contributor to GDP.

Naledi Local Municipality is separated into five main places, namely, Vryburg town, Huhudi township, Colridge township, Stella, Devondale and Dithakwaneng village. The municipal area is surrounded by the other three local municipalities within the district, namely, Greater Taung Municipality (70km), Kagisano Molopo Municipality (70km) and Mamusa Municipality(70km). The town of Vryburg is about 140km away from Kuruman town in the Northern Cape Province and 160km from Mahikeng municipality, the administrative centre of the North West Province.

The municipality is divided into 9 administrative wards and has a total of 18 ward councillors (ward councillors and their assistants/PR councillors).

 

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Musina , Limpopo 68,359 145
Umjindi , Mpumalanga 67,156 146
Matzikama , Western Cape 67,147 147
Naledi , North West 66,781 148
Bela-Bela , Limpopo 66,500 149
Greater Kokstad , KwaZulu-Natal 65,981 150
Kai !Garib , Northern Cape 65,869 151
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22.2%  of the population aged 20+ have matric.

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Naledi Local Municipality is a host to all district government sector departments and a host of NGOs, the municipality is therefore has a different set-up as far as population race distribution is concerned as compared to all other four local municipalities, where high percentage (over 90%) of the population classify themselves as black African and the most spoken language (90% plus) is Setswana. The most spoken language within the municipality is still Setswana (69,7%), followed by Afrikaans (24%) and English (3,4%). A total of 74% of the municipal population classify themselves as black Africans, while 14,7%, 9,5% and 1,1% classify themselves as coloured people, white people and Asian/Indians respectively. Of the 66 781 population, about 49,83% is female, while 50,17% is male..  Also, a high proportion of the municipal population, 64%, has never married; with only 19% married and 12,1% not married but living together like married partners

A greater proportion of the municipality is aged 15–34 years (34%), followed by population aged 0–14 years(31%), population aged 35–64 years accounts for 30% and those aged 65 years and above accounts for 5% of the entire municipal population. From the stats above, population aged 15–64 years accounts for 64% of the entire population.

Group Percentage
Black African74%
Coloured14,7%
Indian/Asian1,1%
White9,5%
Other0,6%
Age Males Females
0-4 6,1% 5,8%
5-9 5,2% 4,9%
10-14 4,6% 4,4%
15-19 4,6% 4,5%
20-24 4,3% 4,4%
25-29 4,5% 4,4%
30-34 3,8% 3,6%
35-39 3,7% 3,4%
40-44 3% 3%
45-49 2,7% 2,7%
50-54 2,5% 2,5%
55-59 1,9% 2%
60-64 1,2% 1,3%
65-69 0,8% 1,1%
70-74 0,5% 0,7%
75-79 0,4% 0,6%
80-84 0,2% 0,3%
85+ 0,1% 0,3%
Language Percentage
Afrikaans 23,4%
English 3,3%
IsiNdebele 0,6%
IsiXhosa 0,7%
IsiZulu 0,6%
Sepedi 0,4%
Sesotho 0,8%
Setswana 67,8%
Sign Language 0,3%
SiSwati 0%
Tshivenda 0,1%
Xitsonga 0,1%
Other 0.6%
Not Applicable 1,4%
Group Percentage
Married 18,9%
Living together like married partners 12,1%
Never married 64%
Widower/Widow 3,3%
Separated 0,5%
Divorced 1,2%
Group Percentage
No Schooling 6,6%
Some Primary 47,5%
Completed Primary 6,9%
Some Secondary 28,5%
Completed Secondary 8,9%
Higher Education 1,3%
Not Applicable 0,3%
Sex Percentage
Female 49,8%
Male 50,2%
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76,7% of households have access to electricity for lighting.

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The municipality’s unemployment rate stands at 26,4% (2011), the lowest municipal unemployment rate within the district. This could be attributed to the fact that the municipality is a host to all district sector government departmental offices, and that Vryburg town is home to major retail sector chain stores that also contribute to employment within the district.

It should be noted that even thought the unemployment rate in 2011 stood at 26%, there has been an improvement as compared to the year 2001, where the municipal unemployment rate stood at 32%.

.This low percentage is attributed to a booming growth of informal settlement type along Taung road at Huhudi location. For all with access to electricity, 77% use it for lighting, 50,7% use it for heating and 64,5% for cooking.

69% of households within the municipality has access to a flush toilet, of which 65,4% thereof is a flush toilet connected to a sewage system and 3,6% is flush toilet with septic tank. 5,7% using a pit toilet with ventilation and 6,1% using pit toilet without ventilation. 4,5% of households use the bucket toilet system.

69,7% of the municipal households have their refuse disposal removed by the municipality, whereas only 20,5% use own refuse dump.

97% of households have access to piped (tap) water. From this percentage, 40,9% has access inside their dwelling units, 37% inside their yards, 14% access tap water on a community stand that is a distance of less than 200m from their yards, 3% travel between 200m and 500m to access tap water.

Area Percentage
Urban 76,8%
Tribal/Traditional 4,1%
Farm 19%
Item Yes No
Cellphone 85,6% 14,4%
Computer 15,8% 84,2%
Television 67,2% 32,8%
Satellite Television 19,8% 80,2%
Radio 61,9% 38,1%
Landline / Telephone 9,3% 90,7%
Motor Car 26,4% 73,6%
Refrigerator 59,1% 40,9%
Electric / Gas-Stove 73% 27%
Energy Source Cooking Heating Lighting
Electricity 64,5% 50,7% 76,7%
Gas 10,1% 2,8% 0,1%
Paraffin 14% 11,6% 1,2%
Solar 0,1% 0,2% 0,3%
Candles 0% 0% 21,3%
Wood 10,3% 16% 0%
Coal 0,2% 0,4% 0%
Animal Dung 0,4% 0,4% 0%
Other 0% 0% 0%
None 0,4% 18% 0,3%
Access Percentage
From Home 4,8%
From Cellphone 17,5%
From Work 4,7%
From Elsewhere 5%
No Access 67,9%
Tenure Status Percentage
Rented 27,8%
Owned and fully paid off 31,9%
Owned but not yet paid off 9,9%
Occupied rent free 23,4%
Other 7,1%
Source of water Percentage
Regional/Local water scheme (operated by municipality or other water services provider) 78,8%
Borehole 14,9%
Spring 0,1%
Rain water tank 0,2%
Dam/Pool/Stagnant water 0,5%
River/Stream 0,1%
Water vendor 0,6%
Water tanker 3,4%
Other 1,4%
Toilet Facility Percentage
None 12,5%
Flush toilet (connected to sewerage system) 65,4%
Flush toilet (with septic tank) 3,6%
Chemical toilet 0,3%
Pit toilet with ventilation 5,7%
Pit toilet without ventilation 6,1%
Bucket toilet 4,5%
Other 1,8%
Refuse Disposal Percentage
Removed by local authority/private company at least once a week 66,4%
Removed by local authority/private company less often 3,3%
Communal refuse dump 2,5%
Own refuse dump 20,5%
No rubbish disposal 6,1%
Other 1,2%
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26,1%  Unemployment rate.

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Naledi Local Municipality, with Vryburg town known as The Texas of South Africa, is an agriculture-based municipality, mainly live stock. Most of its income is derived from the agricultural sector. Formal employment, with government being the main employer, followed by private sector business (banks, retail-trade, hospitality) play a significant role as employer and source of income.

Employment Status Number
Employed 18201
Unemployed 6415
Discouraged Work Seeker 1780
Not Economically Active 16344
Income Percentage
None income 13%
R1 - R4,800 3,9%
R4,801 - R9,600 7,7%
R9,601 - R19,600 20,5%
R19,601 - R38,200 21,8%
R38,201 - R76,4000 12,7%
R76,401 - R153,800 9,1%
R153,801 - R307,600 6,4%
R307,601 - R614,400 3,4%
R614,001 - R1,228,800 0,9%
R1,228,801 - R2,457,600 0,3%
R2,457,601+ 0,3%
Agricultural households
Type of specific activity Number
Livestock production 1,327
Poultry production 1,500
Vegetable production 249
Production of other crops 387
Other 497

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

Agricultural households
Type of activity Number
Crops only 0
Animals only 2,127
Mixed farming 363
Other 173

**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 477
R1-R4 800 158
R4 801-R38 400 1,468
R38 401-R307 200 608
R307 201+ 142
Unspecified 84

Place names

Places in Naledi Municipality

Key Statistics 2011

Total population66,781
Young (0-14)31%
Working Age (15-64)64%
Elderly (65+)5%
Dependency ratio56,2
Sex ratio100,7
Growth rate1,71% (2001-2011)
Population density10 persons/km2
Unemployment rate26,1%
Youth unemployment rate35,5%
No schooling aged 20+16,6%
Higher education aged 20+9,1%
Matric aged 20+22,2%
Number of households18,572
Number of Agricultural households2,937
Average household size3,4
Female headed households35,3%
Formal dwellings81,2%
Housing owned/paying off41,8%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage65,4%
Weekly refuse removal66,4%
Piped water inside dwelling40,9%
Electricity for lighting76,7%

Key Statistics 2001

Total population56,263
Young (0-14)32,3%
Working Age (15-64)64%
Elderly (65+)4,5%
Dependency ratio58,4%
Sex ratio93,6
Growth rate0,78% (2001-2011)
Unemployment rate36,3%
Youth unemployment rate46,1%
No schooling aged 20+30,2%
Higher education aged 20+5,9%
Matric aged 20+16,1%
Number of households14,409
Average household size3,8
Female headed households34,8%
Formal dwellings83,3%
Housing owned/paying off36,2%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage64,2%
Weekly refuse removal65,6%
Piped water inside dwelling32,2%
Electricity for lighting65%