Namakwa District Municipality

Namakwa
—  District municipality  —

Seal
Location of Namakwa District Municipality within Northern Cape
Coordinates: 29°40′S 17°53′E / 29.667°S 17.883°E / -29.667; 17.883Coordinates: 29°40′S 17°53′E / 29.667°S 17.883°E / -29.667; 17.883
Country  South Africa
Province Northern Cape
Seat Springbok
Government
 - Mayor Josua Losper (ANC)
Area
 - Total 126,747 km2 (48,937.3 sq mi)
Population [1]
 - Total 108,118
 - Density 0.9/km2 (2.2/sq mi)
Racial makeup
 - Coloured 83.90%
 - White 11.80%
 - Black 4.18%
Languages
 - Afrikaans 95.55%
 - Xhosa 1.48%
 - Tswana 1.12%
 - English 1.06%
Time zone SAST (UTC+02)
Municipal code DC6
Website namakwa-dm.gov.za

Namakwa is one of the 5 districts of the Northern Cape province of South Africa. The seat of Namakwa is Springbok and the region is also known as Little Namaqualand. The majority of its 108 118 people speak Afrikaans (2001 Census). The district code is DC6.

Contents

Geography

Neighbours

Namakwa is surrounded by:

Local municipalities

The district contains the following local municipalities:

Local municipality Population %
Nama Khoi 44 752 41.39%
Hantam 19 804 18.32%
Khâi-Ma 11 348 10.50%
Kamiesberg 10 743 9.94%
Karoo Hoogland 10 508 9.72%
Richtersveld 10 119 9.36%
Namaqualand 813 0.75%

Demographics

The following statistics are from the 2001 census.

Language Population %
Afrikaans 103 304 95.55%
Xhosa 1 595 1.48%
Tswana 1 211 1.12%
English 1 143 1.06%
Other 415 0.38%
Sotho 219 0.20%
Zulu 116 0.11%
Tsonga 26 0.02%
Northern Sotho 18 0.02%
Venda 16 0.01%
Swati 15 0.01%
Ndebele 9 0.01%

Gender

Gender Population %
Female 54 651 50.55%
Male 53 467 49.45%

Ethnic group

Ethnic group Population %
Coloured 90 713 83.90%
White 12 757 11.80%
Black African 4 523 4.18%
Indian/Asian 125 0.12%

Age

Age Population %
000 - 004 9 990 9.24%
005 - 009 10 690 9.89%
010 - 014 11 028 10.20%
015 - 019 9 809 9.07%
020 - 024 8 212 7.60%
025 - 029 8 367 7.74%
030 - 034 8 647 8.00%
035 - 039 8 086 7.48%
040 - 044 6 996 6.47%
045 - 049 6 387 5.91%
050 - 054 4 971 4.60%
055 - 059 4 232 3.91%
060 - 064 3 437 3.18%
065 - 069 2 671 2.47%
070 - 074 1 929 1.78%
075 - 079 1 216 1.12%
080 - 084 786 0.73%
085 - 089 453 0.42%
090 - 094 165 0.15%
095 - 099 43 0.04%
100 plus 3 0.00%

Politics

Election results

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

  • Population 18 and over: 70 397 [65.11% of total population]
  • Total votes: 44 220 [40.90% of total population]
  • Voting % estimate: 62.82% votes as a % of population 18 and over
Party Votes %
African National Congress 26 557 60.06%
Democratic Alliance 7 104 16.07%
New National Party 4 379 9.90%
Independent Democrats 4 216 9.53%
African Christian Democratic Party 867 1.96%
Freedom Front Plus 536 1.21%
Pan Africanist Congress 75 0.17%
United Democratic Movement 63 0.14%
United Christian Democratic Party 54 0.12%
Inkhata Freedom Party 49 0.11%
NA 42 0.09%
EMSA 39 0.09%
PJC 38 0.09%
KISS 37 0.08%
Azanian People's Organisation 34 0.08%
CDP 28 0.06%
SOPA 27 0.06%
TOP 23 0.05%
NLP 20 0.05%
UF 18 0.04%
Minority Front 14 0.03%
Total 44 220 100.00%

References

  1. ^ Municipal Profiles

External links


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Namakwa District Municipality — Admin ASC 2 Code Orig. name Namakwa District Municipality Country and Admin Code ZA.08.DC6 ZA …   World countries Adminstrative division ASC I-II

  • Kgalagadi District Municipality — Kgalagadi Kgalagadi District Municipality Kgalagadi (blau) in Nordkap (dunkelgrau) Staat: Südafrika …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Siyanda District Municipality — Siyanda is one of the 5 districts of the Northern Cape province of South Africa. The seat of Siyanda is Upington. The majority of its 209 883 [ [http://www.demarcation.org.za/municprofiles2003/index.asp Municipal Profiles] ] people speak… …   Wikipedia

  • Cape Winelands District Municipality — Zamuni code=DC2 location=Western Cape area=22 288 seat=Worcester neighbours=Namakwa (north east), Central Karoo (east), Eden (south east), Overberg (south), Cape Town (south west), West Coast (north west) mayor=Clarence Johnson (ANC)… …   Wikipedia

  • Central Karoo District Municipality — Zamuni code=DC5 location=Western Cape area=38853 seat=Beaufort West neighbours=Karoo (north), Cacadu (east), Eden (south), Cape Winelands (west), Namakwa (northwest) mayor=Doreen Hugo (ANC) population=57321 population density=1.4753… …   Wikipedia

  • West Coast District Municipality — Zamuni code=DC1 location=Western Cape area=31101 seat=Moorreesburg neighbours=Namakwa (north, east), Cape Winelands (southeast), Cape Town (south) mayor=Marthinus Boois (ID) population=267 590 population density=8.6039 habitations=77 667… …   Wikipedia

  • Pixley ka Seme District Municipality — Pixley ka Seme is one of the 5 districts of the Northern Cape province of South Africa. The seat of Pixley ka Seme is De Aar. The majority of its 164,608 people speak Afrikaans (2001 Census). The district code is DC7. GeographyNeighboursPixley ka …   Wikipedia

  • Namakwa — District Municipality Symbole …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • District Management Area — A map of South African districts showing the District Management Areas before 2011 In South Africa, District Management Area (DMA) was the name given to areas within a district municipality that did not fall within any local municipality, and… …   Wikipedia

  • Matzikama Local Municipality — Matzikama Plaaslike Munisipaliteit UMasipala weNgingqi yaseMatzikama   Local municipality   …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.