Tsantsabane

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2,59% Population growth rate (2001-2011).

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Tsantsabane Local Municipality is located within the north-eastern parts of the Northern Cape Province, and falls within the boundaries of the Siyanda District Municipality. Tsantsabane was the original name given to the town by the Batswana because of the presence of many shiny stones (e.g. the hematite).

The nearest business centre is Kimberley, which is about 200km away. The municipality’s main town is Postmasburg. Three main traffic routes provide access to other cities, namely Johannesburg via Kuruman and the Kalahari and Cape Town via Kimberley. The rest of the Tsantsabane Municipality area comprises of Boichoko, Postdene, New Town, Stasie, Groen Water, Skyfontein, Jean Heaven, the new established settlement brought about by the land redistribution called Marenane, and the well-known Lohatlha Army Battle SchoolCities/Towns: Beeshoek and Postmasburg. Area: 18,333km².

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Mohokare , Free State 34,146 197
Gariep , Eastern Cape 33,677 198
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13,7% of those 20+ have no schooling.

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According to census 2011, there are 35 093 people in the municipality. Of these, 52,8% are African black, 37,6% are coloured, and 8,4% are white. Other population groups make up the remaining 1,2% of the population.

Of those aged 20 years and older, 13,9% had some primary schooling, 5,3% had completed primary, 35,4% had some secondary, and 25,4 had matric. Only 6,4% had a higher qualification, and 13,7% had no form of schooling.

 

      

Group Percentage
Black African52,8%
Coloured37,6%
Indian/Asian0,6%
White8,4%
Other0,6%
Age Males Females
0-4 5,3% 5,3%
5-9 4,3% 4,4%
10-14 4,6% 4,2%
15-19 4,4% 4,2%
20-24 5,9% 4,8%
25-29 6,1% 4,6%
30-34 5,2% 3,7%
35-39 3,8% 3,4%
40-44 3,1% 2,8%
45-49 2,6% 2,6%
50-54 2,2% 2,3%
55-59 1,7% 1,6%
60-64 1,3% 1,4%
65-69 0,7% 1%
70-74 0,5% 0,7%
75-79 0,3% 0,5%
80-84 0,1% 0,2%
85+ 0,1% 0,3%
Language Percentage
Afrikaans 54,5%
English 2,3%
IsiNdebele 0,7%
IsiXhosa 2,4%
IsiZulu 1,1%
Sepedi 0,4%
Sesotho 2,3%
Setswana 32,8%
Sign Language 0,5%
SiSwati 0,1%
Tshivenda 0,3%
Xitsonga 0,2%
Other 1.3%
Not Applicable 1,3%
Group Percentage
Married 22,9%
Living together like married partners 9,5%
Never married 62,8%
Widower/Widow 3,3%
Separated 0,6%
Divorced 0,9%
Group Percentage
No Schooling 4,6%
Some Primary 41%
Completed Primary 6,4%
Some Secondary 32,1%
Completed Secondary 13,7%
Higher Education 1%
Not Applicable 1,2%
Sex Percentage
Female 47,7%
Male 52,3%
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83,5% Use electricity for lighting.

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There are 9 839 households in the municipality and the population has access to the following basic services:

  • 96,0% of the households have access to water.
  • 68,9% of the population has access to flush toilet.
  • 83,5% has access to internet facilities.
  • 58,6% has access to refuse removal.

 

 

 

Area Percentage
Urban 90,3%
Tribal/Traditional 0%
Farm 9,7%
Item Yes No
Cellphone 86,1% 13,9%
Computer 18,8% 81,2%
Television 71% 29%
Satellite Television 32% 68%
Radio 56,4% 43,6%
Landline / Telephone 8,2% 91,8%
Motor Car 30,9% 69,1%
Refrigerator 67,1% 32,9%
Electric / Gas-Stove 82,7% 17,3%
Energy Source Cooking Heating Lighting
Electricity 79,1% 69,1% 83,5%
Gas 8,7% 3,4% 0,4%
Paraffin 3,8% 1,4% 0,7%
Solar 0,3% 0,4% 1,3%
Candles 0% 0% 13,8%
Wood 7,1% 16,6% 0%
Coal 0,1% 0,3% 0%
Animal Dung 0% 0,1% 0%
Other 0,1% 0% 0%
None 0,9% 8,6% 0,5%
Access Percentage
From Home 6,2%
From Cellphone 16,1%
From Work 3,2%
From Elsewhere 2,4%
No Access 72,2%
Tenure Status Percentage
Rented 24,3%
Owned and fully paid off 40,4%
Owned but not yet paid off 4,3%
Occupied rent free 26,4%
Other 4,5%
Source of water Percentage
Regional/Local water scheme (operated by municipality or other water services provider) 76,7%
Borehole 11,7%
Spring 0,1%
Rain water tank 0,1%
Dam/Pool/Stagnant water 5,1%
River/Stream 0,1%
Water vendor 0,2%
Water tanker 1,5%
Other 4,4%
Toilet Facility Percentage
None 18,3%
Flush toilet (connected to sewerage system) 66,7%
Flush toilet (with septic tank) 2,2%
Chemical toilet 1,2%
Pit toilet with ventilation 2,6%
Pit toilet without ventilation 2%
Bucket toilet 5,6%
Other 1,4%
Refuse Disposal Percentage
Removed by local authority/private company at least once a week 57,4%
Removed by local authority/private company less often 1,3%
Communal refuse dump 6,4%
Own refuse dump 25,4%
No rubbish disposal 8,3%
Other 1,3%
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32,3% Youth unemployment rate.

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Economically Tsantsabane is known for being rich in minerals, and for its mining, agriculture, manufacturing and farming sectors. Tsantsabane has reinvented itself over the years as one of the leading investment hot spots in the Northern Cape. The construction of the Anglo American Kumba Iron Ore’s Kolomela mine has brought an implosion of development to the area.

Kolomela mine is one of Anglo American’s Big Four expansion projects alongside Barro Alto in Brazil (nickel), Minas Rio in Brazil (ferrous) and Los Bronces in Chile (copper). The mine is situated in the town of Postmasburg in the Northern Cape Province, South Africa. The name Kolomela means “to dig deeper or further”, or “to persevere”, and the excellent physical strength of Kolomela mine’s lump ore will enable Kumba tocontinue to meet its customers’ needs.

  • Kolomela is scheduled to produce 9Mtpa of direct shipping ore once it is fully operational in 2013.
  • Its total mineral resource is 373Mt at 64% Fe cut-off grade and 405Mt at 55% Fe cut-off grade..
  • Total investment in social and community projects in 2011 over R30,9 million.
  • R8,5 billion investment in the Northern Cape.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Employment Status Number
Employed 10760
Unemployed 3795
Discouraged Work Seeker 419
Not Economically Active 8764
Income Percentage
None income 12,9%
R1 - R4,800 2,7%
R4,801 - R9,600 4,2%
R9,601 - R19,600 14,1%
R19,601 - R38,200 18,5%
R38,201 - R76,4000 16,5%
R76,401 - R153,800 14,2%
R153,801 - R307,600 9,6%
R307,601 - R614,400 5,1%
R614,001 - R1,228,800 1,4%
R1,228,801 - R2,457,600 0,5%
R2,457,601+ 0,3%
Agricultural households
Type of specific activity Number
Livestock production 671
Poultry production 533
Vegetable production 115
Production of other crops 101
Other 142

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

Agricultural households
Type of activity Number
Crops only 0
Animals only 858
Mixed farming 117
Other 58

**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 212
R1-R4 800 43
R4 801-R38 400 481
R38 401-R307 200 294
R307 201+ 70
Unspecified 33

Place names

Places in Tsantsabane Municipality

Key Statistics 2011

Total population35,093
Young (0-14)27,9%
Working Age (15-64)67,6%
Elderly (65+)4,4%
Dependency ratio47,8
Sex ratio109,8
Growth rate2,59% (2001-2011)
Population density2 persons/km2
Unemployment rate26,1%
Youth unemployment rate32,3%
No schooling aged 20+13,7%
Higher education aged 20+6,3%
Matric aged 20+25,3%
Number of households9,839
Number of Agricultural households1,132
Average household size3,5
Female headed households31,3%
Formal dwellings71,8%
Housing owned/paying off44,7%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage66,7%
Weekly refuse removal57,4%
Piped water inside dwelling45,3%
Electricity for lighting83,5%

Key Statistics 2001

Total population27,082
Young (0-14)31,4%
Working Age (15-64)67,6%
Elderly (65+)4,7%
Dependency ratio56,4%
Sex ratio96,1
Growth rate0,38% (2001-2011)
Unemployment rate33,9%
Youth unemployment rate43,1%
No schooling aged 20+24,2%
Higher education aged 20+4,1%
Matric aged 20+16,7%
Number of households6,800
Average household size3,9
Female headed households33,1%
Formal dwellings81,4%
Housing owned/paying off53,9%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage61,7%
Weekly refuse removal67,5%
Piped water inside dwelling35,5%
Electricity for lighting74,4%