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  • 60,779

  • 17,543

  • 7,7%

  • 51,4%

  • 89,2%

  • 83,2%

Bethal is named after two sisters, Elizabeth du Plooy and Alida Naude (i.e., beth and al). Both sisters were wives of the original owner of the farm Blesbokspruit on which the town was established. It was proclaimed on the 12 October 1880. (GPS coordinates: 26.473 S, 29.4613 E).

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  • Raper PE. 2004. New dictionary of South African Place Names. Jonathan Ball Publishers.

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Key Statistics 2011

Total population60,779
Young (0-14)27%
Working Age (15-64)67,4%
Elderly (65+)5,6%
Dependency ratio48,3
Sex ratio99,8
Population density1170 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+10,7%
Higher education aged 20+7,7%
Matric aged 20+31,3%
Number of households17,543
Average household size3,3
Female headed households35%
Formal dwellings74,9%
Housing owned/paying off62,4%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage83,2%
Weekly refuse removal92,3%
Piped water inside dwelling51,4%
Electricity for lighting89,2%

Place names

Govan Mbeki Municipality