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Electricity, Gas and Water Supply Industry (2013): Increase in income and employment in electricity, gas and water supply industry

Media Release Income  The total income for the electricity, gas and water supply industry in 2013 was R181,2 billion. The largest contributor to the total income was ‘generation, transmission and distribution of electricity’ (R150,2 million or 82,8%), followed by ‘collection, purification and distribution of water’ (R22,1 billion or 12,2%) and ‘manufacturing and distribution of gaseous   read more »


Electricity redistribution: Which councils are likely to feel the pinch?

Electricity redistribution: Which councils are likely to feel the pinch?

In April 2015 the acting CEO of Eskom suggested that in order to improve Eskom’s financial situation, that the utility bypass municipalities and supply all customers directly with electricity. How would municipalities be affected if this proposal is adopted? Acting as middle-men, municipalities buy electricity from Eskom in bulk and then re-sell the power to   read more »


Money CAN buy happiness!

Money CAN buy happiness!

  What is poverty and what does it mean to be poor? Does it mean not having enough money to meet basic needs including food, clothing and shelter? Does it mean not being able to afford to buy a car or furniture for your home or even go on holiday because your income does not   read more »


Labour market dynamics in South Africa, 2014 report

Labour market dynamics in South Africa, 2014 report

PRESS STATEMENT APRIL 2015 Highlights The effects of the 2008–2009 global financial crisis on the South African economy continued to linger in 2014. This, combined with factors such as constrained electricity supply and labour unrest, has negatively impacted on the performance of the economy. Slowing growth rates over the period 2010–2013 (averaging 2,7%), continued into   read more »


Stats SA to undertake nationwide Census in eight days

MEDIA STATEMENT                                                                        25 January 2022 Stats SA to undertake nationwide Census in eight days Statistics South Africa outlined the country’s state of readiness to undertake a population and housing census at a media briefing in Pretoria on Tuesday. Deputy Minister in the Presidency Thembi Siweya visited Stats SA’s head office at Salvokop and received a   read more »


Stats SA to undertake nationwide Census in eight days

MEDIA STATEMENT                                                                        25 January 2022 Stats SA to undertake nationwide Census in eight days Statistics South Africa outlined the country’s state of readiness to undertake a population and housing census at a media briefing in Pretoria on Tuesday. Deputy Minister in the Presidency Thembi Siweya visited Stats SA’s head office at Salvokop and received a   read more »


A deep dive into the price of fuel

A deep dive into the price of fuel

Note: The original version of this article, published on 1 December 2021, was based on fuel price adjustments announced by the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) on 29 November. On 1 December, the DMRE made changes to these adjustments. This article was revised on 2 December 2021 to reflect these changes. Fuel prices   read more »


Wellbeing of children in SA is vital for a brighter future

Wellbeing of children in SA is vital for a brighter future

The old African proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child”, has often been quoted to emphasise what it takes to raise a successful and well-rounded child into adulthood. Raising a child requires attention to their inner and outer growth at every phase of their lives. However, when measuring the overall wellbeing of children,   read more »


HOW UNEQUAL IS SOUTH AFRICA?

HOW UNEQUAL IS SOUTH AFRICA?

South Africa is known as one of the most unequal countries in the world, reporting a per-capita expenditure Gini coefficient of 0,67 in 2006, dropping to 0,65 in 2015. This is according to the Inequality Trends in South Africa report released by Stats SA. According to the Palma ratio, the top 10% of the population   read more »


Inequality Trends in South Africa: A multidimensional diagnostic of inequality

MEDIA RELEASE                                                                 14 November 2019 Inequality Trends in South Africa: A multidimensional diagnostic of inequality Statistics South Africa in partnership with the Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit (SALDRU) and the Agence Francaise de Développement (AFD) have released the first Inequality Trends Report for South Africa. This partnership was forged through our collective involvement   read more »


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Polokwane

Polokwane Municipality is situated in the central part of the Limpopo Province. The municipality shares the name with the biggest town in Limpopo called Polokwane. Locally it shares borders with three other local municipalities within Capricorn District as well as local municipalities in Mopani and Waterberg Districts. It is the largest metropolitan complex in the north and a major economic centre with 38 wards. Its proximity to the neighboring countries of Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Swaziland makes it a perfect gateway to Africa and an attractive tourist destination. The settlement types indicates that it is more urban than rural.read more »


Lepele-Nkumpi

The name is derived from two rivers, namely the Lepelle and Nkumpi rivers, Lepelle being the bigger of the two. Lepelle-Nkumpi is situated 45 km of Polokwane, and is largely rural with 29 wards. It shares borders with Polokwane and other municipalities in the Sekhukhune District. 95% of its land is in the hands of Traditional Authorities.

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Mamusa

Mamusa Local Municipality (NW393) covers a total area of approximately 3681 km. 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.    read more »


Greater Taung

Greater Taung Local Municipality (NW 394) is situated in the western part of North West in the area of jurisdiction of Dr Ruth S Mompati District Municipality. The municipality is one of the five local municipalities in Dr Ruth S Mompati District Municipality.The municipality covers an area of 5639 Km2, which accounts for 11,8 % of the total area of Dr Ruth S Mompati District Municipality.The main rural towns/townships in the municipal area are Reivilo, Pudimoe and Taung Central. About 95% of the municipal area is predominantly rural. There are about 106 widely-scattered villages in the municipal area. There are Northern Cape areas that one passes when going from one village to the other within the municipality, namely Pampierstad township and Northern Cape farms. These areas previously formed part of the municipality but were later moved to the Northern Cape during the last demarcation process. The municipality is divided into 26 administration wards and has a total of 52 councillors (both ward and PR councillors). As the municipality is predominantly rural, villages have been divided under the three tribal authorities under three paramount chiefs, namely Mankuroane, Mothibi and Motlhabane. The agricultural sector, both commercial and subsistence, is the major employer and contributor to the municipal economy. The municipal population stands at 177642 (the largest in the district), with a total of 48612 households.When compared to the 2001 population statistics, the population size has declined from a total of 182164 to 177642 in 2011. The average population density stands at 31,5km2.read more »


Lekwa-Teemane

Lekwa-Teemane Local Municipality (NW396) is approximately 3681 km in extent. This land mass makes up 7,75% of the total area of the Dr. Ruth S Mompati District Municipality area. The administrative centre of the municipality is in the rural area of Christiana. The other offices are located in Bloemhof. The major towns are Bloemhof and Christiana, which are predominantly farming towns, hence the major private-sector employers are farmers. Both of these towns can be described as rural to semi-rural and spreads. Apart from these two rural towns, most of the residents live in villages and townships. Christiana and Bloemhof are about 60 km away from each other. The Christiana area is composed of Christiana town, Geluksoord township, Christiana farms and the Utlwanang township, whereas the Bloemhof area is composed of Bloemhof town, Bloemhof farms and the Coverdale township, Salamat township and Boitumelong township.

With a total of 14930 households, Lekwa-Teemane Local Municipality has the smallest population in the Dr RSM district. The average population density for Lekwa-Teemane Local Municipality has increased from 13,5 people per km2 in 2001 to 14,5 people per km2 in 2011. The municipality is divided into seven administration wards and has a total of 14 councillors (both ward councillors and PR councillors).

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