Alfred Nzo District Municipality

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Alfred Nzo
District municipality
Official seal of Alfred Nzo
Seal
Location in the Eastern Cape
Location in the Eastern Cape
Coordinates: 30°48′S 29°22′E / 30.800°S 29.367°E / -30.800; 29.367Coordinates: 30°48′S 29°22′E / 30.800°S 29.367°E / -30.800; 29.367
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
Seat Mount Ayliff
Local municipalities
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Eunice Diko
Area
 • Total 10,731 km2 (4,143 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 801,344
 • Density 75/km2 (190/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 99.1%
 • Coloured 0.4%
 • Indian/Asian 0.1%
 • White 0.2%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Xhosa 84.6%
 • Sotho 8.8%
 • English 2.3%
 • Zulu 1.2%
 • Other 3.1%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code DC44

Alfred Nzo is one of the 7 districts of Eastern Cape province of South Africa. The seat of Alfred Nzo is Mount Ayliff. The majority of its 801 344 people speak Xhosa.[4] The district code is DC44.

It is named after Alfred Baphethuxolo Nzo, a former secretary-general of the African National Congress and minister of foreign affairs in Nelson Mandela's cabinet from 1994 to 1999.

Geography[edit]

The Alfred Nzo District Municipality contains the following towns: Mount Frere, Mount Ayliff, Maluti and Matatiele. It is the smallest and one of the poorest districts in the province.

Neighbours[edit]

Alfred Nzo is surrounded by:

Local municipalities[edit]

The district contains the following local municipalities:

Local municipality Population %
Matatiele 203,843 25.44%
Mbizana 281,905 35.18%
Ntabankulu 123,976 15.47%
Umzimvubu 191,620 23.91%

After the 2011 municipal election, Alfred Nzo District was expanded by including Mbizana Local Municipality and Ntabankulu Local Municipality, previously part of OR Tambo District Municipality.[5]

Demographics[edit]

The following statistics are from the 2011 census.

Languages[edit]

Language Population %
Xhosa 673,519 84.58%
Sotho 69,811 8.77%
English 18,090 2.27%
Zulu 9,954 1.25%
Sign language 7,189 0.90%
Afrikaans 6,716 0.84%
Other 4,595 0.58%
Northern Sotho 2,275 0.29%
Ndebele 2,043 0.26%
Tswana 1,360 0.17%
Venda 358 0.04%
Tsonga 231 0.03%
Swati 187 0.02%

Gender[edit]

Gender Population %
Female 434,857 54.27%
Male 366,488 45.73%

Ethnic group[edit]

Ethnic group Population %
Black African 794,382 99.13%
Coloured 3,307 0.41%
White 1,898 0.24%
Indian/Asian 1,132 0.14%
Other 624 0.08%

Age[edit]

Age Population %
000–004 68,152 12.38%
005–009 85,022 15.45%
010–014 89,083 16.19%
015–019 73,875 13.42%
020–024 41,503 7.54%
025–029 28,489 5.18%
030–034 23,459 4.26%
035–039 23,401 4.25%
040–044 21,729 3.95%
045–049 18,478 3.36%
050–054 15,872 2.88%
055–059 13,475 2.45%
060–064 13,398 2.43%
065–069 13,266 2.41%
070–074 9,980 1.81%
075–079 5,540 1.01%
080–084 4,009 0.73%
085–089 1,008 30.0%
090–094 420 0.08%
095–099 195 0.04%
100 plus 38 0.01%

Politics[edit]

Election results[edit]

Election results for Alfred Nzo in the South African general election, 2004.

  • Population 18 and over: 260 501 [47.33% of total population]
  • Total votes: 172 001 [31.25% of total population]
  • Voting % estimate: 66.03% votes as a % of population 18 and over
Party Votes %
African National Congress 151,605 88.14%
United Democratic Movement 14,449 8.40%
Inkhata Freedom Party 1,803 1.05%
Pan African Congress 802 0.47%
African Christian Democratic Party 683 0.40%
Democratic Alliance 533 0.31%
SOPA 340 0.20%
Azanian People's Organisation 258 0.15%
New National Party 201 0.12%
United Christian Democratic Party 200 0.12%
EMSA 191 0.11%
Freedom Front Plus 190 0.11%
PJC 129 0.07%
NA 125 0.07%
UF 103 0.06%
TOP 98 0.06%
Independent Democrats 93 0.05%
CDP 65 0.04%
KISS 48 0.03%
Minority Front 48 0.03%
NLP 37 0.02%
Total 172,001 100.00%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact list: Executive Mayors". Government Communication & Information System. Retrieved 22 February 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Table: Census 2011 by district council, gender, age in 5 year groups and population group". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 6 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "Table: Census 2011 by district council, gender, language and population group". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 6 November 2012. 
  4. ^ [1] 2011 Census
  5. ^ "MFMA Circular No. 54: Municipal Budget Circular for the 2011/12 MTREF". National Treasury. 10 December 2010. p. 5. Retrieved 23 March 2011. 

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