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The five most spoken languages in Ekurhuleni are isiZulu (29%), English (12%), Afrikaans (12%), Sesotho sa Leboa - Sepedi (11%) and Sesotho (10%). The 2011 national census estimated the municipal population at 3.2 million people.

English speakers account for only 9.8% of the South African population. When translating into isiZulu, Afrikaans, Sepedi and Sesotho.you will be reaching an additional 54% of people in their home language. This is approximately five times more South Africans countrywide.

We have included a quick guide to the five most spoken languages in Ekurhuleni below. You can get more detailed information on all 11 official languages here.

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Census 2011: First language demographics South Africa: isiZulu, Afrikaans, Sepedi and Sesotho

 

*Statistics South Africa Census 2011:Ekurhuleni population 3 178 470
       
  Languages   Total population Ekurhuleni
IsiZulu 28.6% 909 042
English 11.9% 378 238
Afrikaans 11.8% 375 059
Sepedi 11.3% 359 167
Sesotho 9.9% 314 669
       
 
 
*Statistics South Africa Census 2011: South African population 51.7 million
       
  Languages   Total population South Africa
IsiZulu 23.2% 11 587 374
English 9.8% 4 892 623
Afrikaans 13.7% 6 855 082
Sepedi 9.3% 4 618 576
Sesotho 7.7% 3 849 563
       
 
   
Mobile learning resources in your language:
IsiZulu IsiXhosa Sesotho Setswana Tshivenḓa Xitsonga
Siswati IsiNdebele Sepedi / Sesotho sa Leboa Afrikaans
   
Language demographics for your city:
Johannesburg Tshwane/Pretoria Cape Town
Makhado Mangaung Ekurhuleni
 
SA first language demographics by province (%)*
Province (%) % SA% GP KZN WC EC MP LP FS NC NW
IsiZulu % 23 20 78   1 24 1 4 1 3
IsiXhosa % 16 7 3 25 79 1   8 5 6
Afrikaans % 14 12 2 50 11 7 3 13 54 9
English % 10 13 13 20 6 3 2 3 3 4
Sepedi % 9 11       9 53     2
Setswana % 8 9 1     2 2 5 33 63
Sesotho % 8 12 1 1 3 4 2 64 1 6
Xitsonga % 5 7       10 17     4
Siswati % 3 1       28 1      
Tshivenḓa % 2 2         17     1
IsiNdebele % 2 3 1     10 2   1 1
Other % 2 3 1 2 1 1 2 1 1 2
Sign % 1   1   1     1    
 
*Statistics South Africa: Census in brief (2011) PDF
   
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