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Fezile Dabi District Municipality, formerly known as Northern Free State District Municipality, is one of the 5 districts of Free State province of South Africa. The seat of Northern Free State is Sasolburg. The majority of its 460 289 people speak Sesotho (2001 Census). The district code is DC20.

Fezile Dabi

Northern Free State
Official seal of Fezile Dabi
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Location of Fezile Dabi District Municipality within Free State
Location of Fezile Dabi District Municipality within Free State
Coordinates: 26°49′S 27°49′E / 26.817°S 27.817°E / -26.817; 27.817Coordinates: 26°49′S 27°49′E / 26.817°S 27.817°E / -26.817; 27.817
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceFree State
SeatSasolburg
Local municipalities
Government
 • TypeMunicipal council
 • MayorJonas Ramokhoase (ANC)
Area
 • Total20,668 km2 (7,980 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[2]
 • Total488,036
 • Density24/km2 (61/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African86.1%
 • Coloured1.9%
 • Indian/Asian0.3%
 • White11.4%
First languages (2011)
 • Sotho67.3%
 • Afrikaans13.8%
 • Xhosa6.0%
 • Zulu5.6%
 • Other7.3%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Municipal codeDC20

GeographyEdit

NeighboursEdit

Northern Free State is surrounded by:

Local municipalitiesEdit

The district contains the following local municipalities:

Local municipality Population % Dominant language
Moqhaka 167 886 36.47% Sotho
Ngwathe 118 820 25.81% Sotho
Metsimaholo 115 964 25.19% Sotho
Mafube 57 637 12.52% Sotho

DemographicsEdit

The following statistics are from the 2001 census.

Language Population %
Sesotho 312 962 67.99%
Afrikaans 62 430 13.56%
IsiXhosa 34 888 7.58%
IsiZulu 31 229 6.78%
Setswana 6 121 1.33%
English 4 749 1.03%
Sepedi 2 628 0.57%
SiSwati 1 537 0.33%
IsiNdebele 1 243 0.27%
Xitsonga 1 241 0.27%
Other 757 0.16%
Tshivenda 522 0.11%

GenderEdit

Gender Population %
Female 233 921 50.82%
Male 226 368 49.18%

Ethnic groupEdit

Ethnic group Population %
Black African 394 519 85.71%
White 56 094 12.19%
Coloured 9 174 1.99%
Indian/Asian 502 0.11%

AgeEdit

Age Population %
000 - 004 41 558 9.03%
005 - 009 43 971 9.55%
010 - 014 49 984 10.86%
015 - 019 51 062 11.09%
020 - 024 42 606 9.26%
025 - 029 39 124 8.50%
030 - 034 34 867 7.58%
035 - 039 32 496 7.06%
040 - 044 28 301 6.15%
045 - 049 24 171 5.25%
050 - 054 19 601 4.26%
055 - 059 14 915 3.24%
060 - 064 12 049 2.62%
065 - 069 9 577 2.08%
070 - 074 7 059 1.53%
075 - 079 4 119 0.89%
080 - 084 2 922 0.63%
085 - 089 1 249 0.27%
090 - 094 469 0.10%
095 - 099 132 0.03%
100 plus 57 0.01%

PoliticsEdit

Election resultsEdit

Election results for Northern Free State in the South African general election, 2004.

  • Population 18 and over: 293 994 [63.87% of total population]
  • Total votes: 182 833 [39.72% of total population]
  • Voting % estimate: 62.19% votes as a % of population 18 and over
Party Votes %
African National Congress 146 691 80.23%
Democratic Alliance 20 395 11.15%
Freedom Front Plus 4 210 2.30%
United Democratic Movement 2 326 1.27%
African Christian Democratic Party 2 265 1.24%
New National Party 1 511 0.83%
Pan African Congress 1 449 0.79%
Independent Democrats 1 097 0.60%
Azanian People's Organisation 894 0.49%
Inkhata Freedom Party 749 0.41%
United Christian Democratic Party 301 0.16%
SOPA 203 0.11%
NA 167 0.09%
CDP 126 0.07%
EMSA 109 0.06%
PJC 94 0.05%
UF 84 0.05%
TOP 60 0.03%
KISS 35 0.02%
NLP 34 0.02%
Minority Front 33 0.02%
Total 182 833 100.00%

ReferencesEdit

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

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