Capricorn District Municipality

The Capricorn District Municipality (Northern Sotho: Mmasepala wa Selete wa Capricorn) is one of the 5 districts of the Limpopo province of South Africa. The district is named after the Tropic of Capricorn which runs through it. The capital is Polokwane. As of 2011, the vast majority of its 1,261,463 residents spoke Northern Sotho as their home language. The district code is DC35.

Capricorn
Official seal of Capricorn
Location in South Africa
Location in South Africa
Coordinates: 23°53′S 29°26′E / 23.883°S 29.433°E / -23.883; 29.433
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceLimpopo
SeatPolokwane
Local municipalities
Government
 • TypeMunicipal council
 • MayorJohn Mpe[1]
Area
 • Total21,705 km2 (8,380 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[3]
 • Total1,261,463
 • Density58/km2 (150/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2016)
 • Black African97%
 • Coloured0.6%
 • Indian/Asian0.4%
 • White2%
First languages (2011)
 • Northern Sotho84.9%
 • Afrikaans3.0%
 • Tsonga2.6%
 • English2.0%
 • Other7.5%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Municipal codeDC35

Geography

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Neighbours

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Capricorn is surrounded by:

Local municipalities

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The district contains the following local municipalities:

Local municipality Population % Dominant language
Polokwane 508 272 44.02% Northern Sotho
Lepelle-Nkumpi 227 965 19.74% Northern Sotho
Blouberg 161 326 13.97% Northern Sotho
Aganang (was amalgamated into other municipalities in 2016) 147 686 12.79% Northern Sotho
Molemole 109 442 9.48% Northern Sotho

Demographics

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The following statistics are from the 2011 census.

Language Population %
Northern Sotho 1 055 421 84.90%
Afrikaans 36 901 2.97%
Tsonga 32 379 2.60%
English 25 177 2.03%
Ndebele 24 733 1.99%
Other 18 489 1.49%
Venda 17 477 1.41%
Zulu 11 671 0.94%
Sotho 8 170 0.66%
Tswana 6 990 0.56%
Xhosa 2 167 0.17%
Swati 1 418 0.11%

Gender

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Gender Population %
Female 671 220 53.21%
Male 590 242 46.79%

Ethnic group

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Ethnic group Population %
Black African 1 211 874 96.07%
White African 35 470 2.81%
Coloured 6 271 0.50%
Indian/Asian 5 234 0.41%
Age Population %
000 - 004 130 815 11.33%
005 - 009 157 650 13.65%
010 - 014 165 920 14.37%
015 - 019 152 744 13.23%
020 - 024 99 157 8.59%
025 - 029 75 833 6.57%
030 - 034 63 494 5.50%
035 - 039 59 857 5.18%
040 - 044 49 348 4.27%
045 - 049 41 593 3.60%
050 - 054 34 780 3.01%
055 - 059 26 819 2.32%
060 - 064 27 205 2.36%
065 - 069 21 739 1.88%
070 - 074 19 736 1.71%
075 - 079 10 620 0.92%
080 - 084 10 541 0.91%
085 - 089 3 649 0.32%
090 - 094 1 978 0.17%
095 - 099 857 0.07%
100 plus 338 0.03%

Politics

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Election results

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Election results for Capricorn in the South African general election, 2004.

  • Population 18 and over: 601 852 [52.12% of total population]
  • Total votes: 341 004 [29.53% of total population]
  • Voting % estimate: 56.66% votes as a % of population 18 and over
Party Votes %
African National Congress 301 125 88.31%
Democratic Alliance 14 208 4.17%
United Democratic Movement 6 238 1.83%
African Christian Democratic Party 4 571 1.34%
Pan African Congress 3 143 0.92%
Azanian People's Organisation 2 921 0.86%
Freedom Front Plus 2 296 0.67%
New National Party 2 249 0.66%
Independent Democrats 764 0.22%
Inkhata Freedom Party 587 0.17%
United Christian Democratic Party 497 0.15%
NA 491 0.14%
EMSA 328 0.10%
SOPA 300 0.09%
PJC 277 0.08%
TOP 228 0.07%
UF 215 0.06%
CDP 213 0.06%
KISS 125 0.04%
NLP 121 0.04%
Minority Front 107 0.03%
Total 341 004 100.00%

See also

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References

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  1. ^ News posted on Eyewitness News, 22 November 2016
  2. ^ "Contact list: Executive Mayors". Government Communication & Information System. Archived from the original on 14 July 2010. Retrieved 22 February 2012.
  3. ^ a b "Statistics by place". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 27 September 2015.
  4. ^ "Statistics by place". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 27 September 2015.
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