Amajuba District Municipality

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Amajuba
North Umzimyathi
District municipality
Official seal of Amajuba
Seal
Location of Amajuba District Municipality within KwaZulu-Natal
Location of Amajuba District Municipality within KwaZulu-Natal
Coordinates: 27°45′S 29°55′E / 27.750°S 29.917°E / -27.750; 29.917Coordinates: 27°45′S 29°55′E / 27.750°S 29.917°E / -27.750; 29.917
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
Seat Newcastle
Local municipalities
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Samuel Mlangeni
Area
 • Total 6,911 km2 (2,668 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 499,839
 • Density 72/km2 (190/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 93.1%
 • Coloured 0.7%
 • Indian/Asian 2.6%
 • White 3.4%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Zulu 87.5%
 • English 5.2%
 • Afrikaans 3.1%
 • Other 4.2%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code DC25

Amajuba is one of the 11 districts of KwaZulu-Natal province. The seat of Amajuba is Newcastle. The majority of its 468,040 people speak Zulu (2001 Census). The district code is DC25

Tourism[edit]

The Amajuba District is marketed as a battlefields tourism destination. Amajuba is an isiZulu name meaning “a place of doves”. The impis of King Shaka named the area Amajuba in 1825. It is associated with peace and it is a world-renowned name. The area is also the site of a battle in which the Boers defeated the British in 1881.

Geography[edit]

Neighbours[edit]

Amajuba is surrounded by:

Local municipalities[edit]

The district contains the following local municipalities:

Local municipality Population % Dominant language
Newcastle 332 978 71.14% Zulu
Dannhauser 102 786 21.96% Zulu
eMadlangeni 32 276 6.90% Zulu

Demographics[edit]

The following statistics are from the 2001 census.

Language Population %
Zulu 418 215 89.35%
English 19 388 4.14%
Afrikaans 17 848 3.81%
Sotho 6 897 1.47%
Swati 1 715 0.37%
Xhosa 1 598 0.34%
Other 746 0.16%
Ndebele 701 0.15%
Northern Sotho 424 0.09%
Tswana 347 0.07%
Tsonga 103 0.02%
Venda 58 0.01%

Gender[edit]

Gender Population %
Female 243 891 52.11%
Male 224 149 47.89%

Ethnic group[edit]

Ethnic group Population %
Black African 431 609 92.22%
White 21 469 4.59%
Indian/Asian 11 928 2.55%
Coloured 3 034 0.65%

Age[edit]

Age Population %
000 - 004 52 102 11.13%
005 - 009 56 841 12.14%
010 - 014 56 912 12.16%
015 - 019 56 815 12.14%
020 - 024 45 785 9.78%
025 - 029 38 031 8.13%
030 - 034 30 130 6.44%
035 - 039 27 487 5.87%
040 - 044 25 040 5.35%
045 - 049 20 881 4.46%
050 - 054 16 384 3.50%
055 - 059 11 858 2.53%
060 - 064 10 378 2.22%
065 - 069 7 285 1.56%
070 - 074 5 414 1.16%
075 - 079 3 107 0.66%
080 - 084 2 400 0.51%
085 - 089 681 0.15%
090 - 094 300 0.06%
095 - 099 138 0.03%
100 plus 71 0.02%

Politics[edit]

Election results[edit]

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

  • Population 18 and over: 267 712 [57.20% of total population]
  • Total votes: 118 344 [25.29% of total population]
  • Voting % estimate: 44.21% votes as a % of population 18 and over
Party Votes %
African National Congress 54 142 45.75%
Inkhata Freedom Party 42 529 35.94%
Democratic Alliance 12 134 10.25%
African Christian Democratic Party 2 799 2.37%
United Democratic Movement 1 515 1.28%
Freedom Front Plus 1 053 0.89%
New National Party 728 0.62%
Azanian People's Organisation 497 0.42%
Minority Front 456 0.39%
Pan African Congress 424 0.36%
UF 408 0.34%
Independent Democrats 366 0.31%
United Christian Democratic Party 205 0.17%
NA 173 0.15%
SOPA 168 0.14%
PJC 159 0.13%
CDP 157 0.13%
TOP 137 0.12%
EMSA 131 0.11%
KISS 102 0.09%
NLP 61 0.05%
Total 118 344 100.00%

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. 

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