Our community in perspective

Our area

Our area

Our community and its needs

Here we can have a good look at our community and keep a finger on its pulse. Who need our help? What can we do to identify people in need? What projects can we start that will improve the quality of life in our community?

History

First, let’s take a step back and take a quick look at the history of our area.

“Krugersdorp has often been described as the treasure chest of the West.

This town,the industrial hub of Western Gauteng with it’s mild climate, interesting topography and rich cultural/historical background,was founded in 1887 by MW Pretorius when gold was discovered on his farm Paardekraal.The mining industry has formed an integral part of Krugersdorp ever since.

On 1 November 1994 the Krugersdorp Transitional Local Council was promulgated and incorporates Kagiso,Munsieville,Azaadville and Muldersdrift.The greater Krugersdorp,now officialy known as the Krugersdorp Local Council,has approximately 350 000 residents.”

Source: Mogale Tourism

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Jan 1 1880

A shaft on the Witwatersrand gold mining company’s claim in the Gauteng province of South Africa, circa 1880. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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Some statistics

The Municipal Demarcation Board provides extensive demographics about all urban areas, which include facts and figures about Mogale City. The statistics part of the data comes from the Statistics South Africa Census 2001 database.

General

  • Total residents: 289 724
  • African residents: 219 932
  • Coloured residents: 2 089
  • Indian residents: 6 460
  • White residents: 61 243
  • Male residents: 149 056
  • Female residents: 140 667

Age breakdown

  • Under 4: 23 821
  • 5 to 14: 45 278
  • 15 to 34: 116 417
  • 35 to 64: 92 608
  • Over 65: 11 601

Occupation

  • Clerks: 10 307
  • Craft, trade: 12 584
  • Elementary: 25 165
  • Legislators, senior officials: 6 010
  • Plant, machine operators: 7 792
  • Professionals: 6 089
  • Service workers: 10 452
  • Agricultural, fishery: 3 727
  • Technicians: 8 711

Language

  • Afrikaans: 47 826
  • English: 23 916
  • IsiNdebele: 1 699
  • IsiXhosa: 28 805
  • IsiZulu: 30 448
  • Sepedi: 12 240
  • Sesotho: 16 617
  • Setswana: 104 638
  • SiSwati: 1 873
  • Tshivenda: 6 494
  • Xitsonga: 12 006
  • Other: 3 161

No of households

  • Formal: 57 598
  • Informal 24 220
  • Traditional: 1 418
  • Other: 293

Our involvement

At the moment we are involved with the following institutions events and people:

Buddy Day

Makeup

Eye testing

Natasa testing at Sterkfontein

Natasa testing at Sterkfontein

Teddy Bear Project

Marjorie & teddies

Warrior Walk

Striding up the hill

Striding up the hill

Night Race for handicapped

Energy for two

Food Collection

Jack Cotton residence

Sterkfontein Psychiatric Hospital

Sterkfontein guests at the Lions Drive

Sterkfontein guests at the Lions Drive

Yusuf Dadoo Hospital

Child and Family Care Centre

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2 responses to “Our community in perspective

  1. SUE MARTIN

    Hi there,
    I am interested in joining the Lions. Please contact me regards registrations etc.
    best regards
    Sue

    • kruger01

      Hello Sue. It’s great to hear from you! Please contact our President at: Pamela Scheffel” <pamscheffel@iafrica.com

      I'm looking forward to meeting you.

      Regards

      De Waal

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