Witbank Travel Guide

Population

The 2001 census found that Witbank had a population of 61,093, of which 50.6% were female and 49.4% male.

Ethnic groups

According to the 2001 census the largest ethnic groups in Witbank were Whites at 54.2%, Blacks at 40.3% and the remainder consisting of Coloureds (4.8%) and Asians (0.7%).

Language

Among the white population, Witbank (like the rest of Mpumalanga), is mainly Afrikaans speaking. The Black population speak mostly Zulu, the Coloureds speak Afrikaans and Asians mostly English. According to the 2001 census the largest languages in Witbank were as followed: Afrikaans (48.8%), Zulu (23.1%), English (11.7%), Northern Sotho (5.2%) and Swazi (3.0%).

Communities

To the west of the city, two large communities, Vosman and Kwa-Guqa (“the Place of Kneeling” in Zulu), and two smaller communities, Ackerville and Schoongesicht, are home to approximately 440,000 (in 2005) residents, predominantly black. While many of these residents aspire to relocate to the more spacious suburbs around the city center, generally this has only been affordable to a few thousand, due to the prices of the suburban real estate. A community on the northwest side of the city has been established at Pine Ridge, consisting predominantly of Indian residents. Pressure to develop the city’s suburbs has been exacerbated by the gradual de-population of the surrounding colliery villages as well as the continued development of new coal-fired power stations in the area.

source: Wikipedia

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