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PHASE 1

LOCALITY

The Greater Letaba Municipality is situated in the Northern Eastern quadrant of the Limpopo Province within the Mopani District Municipality area of jurisdiction. It is bordered by Greater Tzaneen Municipality to the south, Greater Giyani to the east, Molemole to the west and Makhado to the north. The land area extends over approximately 1891 sq km.

STUDY AREA DESCRIPTION

It is the one smaller municipal areas in terms of land area and characterised by contrasts such as varied topography, population densities, and prolific vegetation in the south and sparse in the north.

It has natural sources (dams, tourist attractions, intensive economic activity, nature reserves).

The “gates” to the municipal area are considered to be Sekgopo in the west and Duiwelskloof in the south.

It incorporates the proclaimed town of Duiwelskloof, Ga-Kgapane and Senwamokgope. There are also + 79 rural villages within the municipal area.

DEMOGRAPHY

SSA census, 1996, Demarcation Board Data NP332, Limpopo Province, Spatial Rationale, Draft Data-file. A land use survey conducted in 2002 as different sources serve as a guide.

POPULATION

The population resident is estimated at 353 021 calculated to 186 persons per sq km.

There are 69 224 households residents in the municipal areas. Almost the potential workforce is unemployment.

47 % of the people are younger than 15 years.

Unemployment rate in 1996 calculated at 49 % and is likely to have increased since then more than 80 % of households subset below the breadline.

94 % of people live on state land under custodianship of Traditional Authorities in rural villages.

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