|Country South Africa|
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Area 4,173 km²
Black african population 81.7%
Municipal code DC42
White population 15.6%
Native afrikaans speakers 15.2%
|Local municipalities List
University Vaal University of Technology
Points of interest Vaal Teknorama, Alice Glockner Nature R, Klip River, Mid Vaal, Anglo‑Boer War Blockhou
Sedibeng is one of the districts of the Gauteng province of South Africa. The administrative seat of Sedibeng is Vereeniging. The most widely spoken language among its 794,605 inhabitants is Sesotho (2001 Census).
- Map of Sedibeng, South Africa
- Geographic location
- Local municipalities
- Socio economic situation
Map of Sedibeng, South Africa
The name means "The place of the pool" in the Sesotho language.
Situated in South Africa, the jurisdictional area of Sedibeng District Municipality covers the entire southern area of Gauteng Province, extending along a 120 km axis from east to west. The total extent of the Sedibeng area of jurisdiction is 4630 km²
Sedibeng is surrounded by:
Sedibeng District Municipality consists of the three local municipalities, namely Lesedi, Midvaal and Emfuleni. The total number of households in Sedibeng is estimated at 224 307.
Socio economic situation
The total population of Sedibeng accounts for only 9% of the total Gauteng population of 8.84 million. This means that in 2001 Sedibengs's population was approximately 794 600 (Stats SA, 2001 CENSUS). The growth rate for Gauteng was 3.75% p.a and 2% p.a for Sedibeng during 2003 (Stats SA). In terms of the economy the district is dominated by manufacturing, which contributed roughly 32% to the local economy during 2001. Manufacturing in the district is dominated by the fabricated metal and the chemical sectors (Mittal Steel Company (previously ISCOR) and Sasol. The local economy has been stagnating for a number of years, with a net loss in formal job opportunities. Economic sectors which do present opportunities for further local development and economic growth include agriculture and tourism.
The following statistics are from the 2001 census.
Some of Sedibeng's natural resources are: