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  • 83,863

  • 24,736

  • 24,8%

  • 57,3%

  • 93,1%

  • 92,3%

Seshego takes its name from the Northern Sotho chief Seshego. The town was the capital of the bantustan of Lebowa, which was eventually merged into South Africa in 1994 when the homelands policy was dissolved. (GPS coordinates: 23.8492 S, 29.3909 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 population83,863
Young (0-14)25,4%
Working Age (15-64)70,7%
Elderly (65+)3,9%
Dependency ratio41,4
Sex ratio94,7
Population density2986 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+3,6%
Higher education aged 20+24,8%
Matric aged 20+34,9%
Number of households24,736
Average household size3,3
Female headed households45%
Formal dwellings91,9%
Housing owned/paying off55,3%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage92,3%
Weekly refuse removal96%
Piped water inside dwelling57,3%
Electricity for lighting93,1%

Place names

Polokwane Municipality