Limpopo

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Aerial view, extreme long shot, looking down as the Limpopo River winds its way through Southern Mozambique, where it recently crested its banks and sent floodwaters rushing through towns and farmland,  forcing people from their homes and wreaking havoc with the countries infrastructure.  Even though waters have receded over the past week, heavy rains seen in the distance, continue to threaten the region with more flooding.  C-130 aircraft (not shown), assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, fly daily Keen Sage aerial surveillance missions  over Mozambique to help find stranded flood victims and survey flood levels and damage caused by the flooding in Southern Africa.  The 37th Airlift Squadron C-130 aircraft, are deployed to Hoedspruit Air Force Base, South Africa, as part of the United States Operation Atlas Response, humanitarian relief efforts.

Elections

National 2014

2 438 280

Number of registered voters
about 10 percent of the figure in South Africa: 25 388 082

63.3%

Of registered voters cast their vote
about 90 percent of the rate in South Africa: 73.5%


Provincial 2014

2 438 280

Number of registered voters
about 10 percent of the figure in South Africa: 25 381 293

60.7%

Of registered voters cast their vote
about 80 percent of the rate in South Africa: 71.2%


Municipal 2011

2 343 563

Number of registered voters
about 10 percent of the figure in South Africa: 23 709 002

50.1%

Of registered voters cast their vote
about 90 percent of the rate in South Africa: 57.6%


Demographic

Age

21 Median age

about 80 percent of the figure in South Africa: 25



Popuation

5 404 868 people

about 10 percent of the figure in South Africa: 51 770 561



Language

Sepedi: Language most spoken at home

more than double the figure in South Africa: 19.7


Service delivery

Water

73.6% (2 584 258 ±0)
Are getting water from a regional or local service provider

a little less than the rate in South Africa: 76.9%



Electricity

84.6%
Have electricity for at least one of cooking, heating or lighting

about the same as the rate in South Africa: 85.3%



Toilet facilities

44.9%
Have access to flush or chemical toilets

about three-quarters of the rate in South Africa:

5.3%
Have no access to any toilets

about the same as the rate in South Africa: 5.3%



Refuse disposal

48.1%
Are getting refuse disposal from a local authority or private company

about 80 percent of the rate in South Africa: 59.4%



Economics

Employment

37.1% Employed

a little less than the rate in South Africa: 38.9%





Monthly income

R2 400
Average monthly income

about the same as the amount in South Africa: R2 400



Internet access

26.3%
Households with internet access

about three-quarters of the rate in South Africa: 35.2%