City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality

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City of Tshwane
City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality
Map of Gauteng with Tshwane highlighted (2016) .svg
coat of arms
Coat of arms or logo
Basic data
Country South Africa
province Gauteng
Seat Pretoria
surface 6345 km²
Residents 2,921,488 (October 2011)
density 460 inhabitants per km²
key TSH
ISO 3166-2 ZA-GP
Website (English)
mayor Stevens Mokgalapa
Political party Democratic Alliance
Location of the individual parts of the community
Location of the individual parts of the community

Coordinates: 25 ° 44 ′  S , 28 ° 15 ′  E

The City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality is a metropolitan municipality in the South African province of Gauteng . It was formed on December 5, 2000 from 13 independent cities and municipalities. In 2016, Tshwane had 3,275,152 inhabitants in 1,136,877 households.


The City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality consists of the following main places (only districts with over 50,000 inhabitants are listed):

The highest numbers of inhabitants have Pretoria (741,651), Soshanguve (403,162) and Mamelodi (334,577; as of 2011).


In 2011 the metropolitan municipality had 2,921,488 inhabitants. 75.4% of them were black, 20.1% white, 2% colored and 1.8% Indian or Asian .

19.4% of the first language was Sepedi , 18.4% Afrikaans, 14.7% Setswana , 8.4% each English and Xitsonga , 8.3% isiZulu , 5.6% isiNdebele , 5, 1% Sesotho , 2.3% Tshivenda , 2.1% isiXhosa , 1.5% Siswati and 3% another.


In the 2016 national municipal elections , the Democratic Alliance (DA) won 93 of the 214 seats in the metropolitan area, the African National Congress (ANC) 89 and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) 25 seats. Seven seats went to smaller parties. The EFF MPs supported the election of Solly Msimanga (DA), so that he was elected Mayor . After Solly Msimanga announced his candidacy as prime minister for Gauteng Province during the 2019 parliamentary elections and his resignation as mayor on February 11, 2019, Stevens Mokgalapa (also DA) was elected as his successor on February 12, 2019.



The largest train station is Pretoria Station . The local transport systems Metrorail Gauteng and Gautrain serve numerous other stations in Tshwane.


The OR Tambo International Airport in the metropolitan municipality of Ekurhuleni is easily accessible from Tshwane. At Wonderboom Airport in the north of Tshwane, only smaller planes can be handled. The Swartkop and Waterkloof military airfields are also located in the Tshwane area .


Many museums are located in the metropolitan area, mostly in Pretoria.


Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ The Local Government Handbook: South Africa: City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality (TSH) . Portrait on (English)
  2. 2011 census , accessed June 10, 2017
  4. DA takes 93 of Tshwane's 214 seats. from August 6, 2016, accessed June 11, 2017
  5. Stevens Mokgalapa elected new Tshwane mayor . February 12, 2019. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
  6. ^ The City of Tshwane and Washington DC signed an Agreement of Friendship and Cooperation. City of Tshwane, archived from the original on August 7, 2011 ; Retrieved September 19, 2011 .