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  • 33,738

  • 10,303

  • 29%

  • 48,6%

  • 79,6%

  • 85,2%

Mankweng is situated to the east of Polokwane and means 'place of the leopard'. It is famous for being the hometown of the anti-apartheid activist, Peter Mokaba (born 1959). (GPS coordinates: 23.8822 S, 29.7204 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 population33,738
Young (0-14)25%
Working Age (15-64)72,5%
Elderly (65+)2,4%
Dependency ratio37,9
Sex ratio86,7
Population density2819 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+5%
Higher education aged 20+29%
Matric aged 20+37,5%
Number of households10,303
Average household size2,9
Female headed households51,2%
Formal dwellings94,5%
Housing owned/paying off41,6%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage85,2%
Weekly refuse removal93,1%
Piped water inside dwelling48,6%
Electricity for lighting79,6%

Place names

Polokwane Municipality