Ehlanzeni District Municipality

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Ehlanzeni
District municipality
Official seal of Ehlanzeni
Seal
Location in South Africa
Location in South Africa
Country South Africa
Province Mpumalanga
Seat Nelspruit
Local municipalities
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Letta Shongwe
Area
 • Total 27,896 km2 (10,771 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 1,688,615
 • Density 61/km2 (160/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 94.0%
 • Coloured 0.6%
 • Indian/Asian 0.4%
 • White 4.7%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Swazi 54.5%
 • Tsonga 21.8%
 • Northern Sotho 10.3%
 • Afrikaans 4.0%
 • Other 9.4%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code DC32

Ehlanzeni is one of the 3 districts of Mpumalanga province of South Africa. The seat of Ehlanzeni is Nelspruit. The majority of its 944 665 people speak SiSwati (2001 Census). The district code is DC32.

Geography[edit]

Neighbours[edit]

Ehlanzeni is surrounded by:

Local municipalities[edit]

The district contains the following local municipalities:

Local municipality Population % Dominant language
Mbombela 474 805 50.26% Swazi
Nkomazi 334 419 35.40% Swazi
Thaba Chweu 81 238 8.60% Northern Sotho
Umjindi 53 745 5.69% Swazi
Bushbuckridge 495 0.05% Tsonga

Bushbuckridge was Lowveld Local Municipality.

Demographics[edit]

The following statistics are from the 2001 census.

Language Population %
SiSwati 737 534 78.07%
Xitsonga 64 987 6.88%
Sepedi 40 513 4.29%
Afrikaans 39 731 4.21%
English 18 103 1.92%
IsiZulu 16 311 1.73%
Sesotho 16 092 1.70%
Setswana 3 478 0.37%
IsiNdebele 2 411 0.26%
Other 2 407 0.25%
IsiXhosa 2 260 0.24%
Tshivenda 875 0.09%

Gender[edit]

Gender Population %
Female 491 212 52.00%
Male 453 453 48.00%

Ethnic group[edit]

Ethnic group Population %
Black African 889 436 94.15%
White 45 809 4.85%
Coloured 6 851 0.73%
Indian/Asian 2 569 0.27%

Age[edit]

Age Population %
000–004 108 898 11.53%
005–009 112 747 11.94%
010–014 116 683 12.35%
015–019 113 504 12.02%
020–024 93 023 9.85%
025–029 85 374 9.04%
030–034 68 929 7.30%
035–039 61 112 6.47%
040–044 44 885 4.75%
045–049 37 270 3.95%
050–054 27 034 2.86%
055–059 18 573 1.97%
060–064 18 662 1.98%
065–069 12 453 1.32%
070–074 11 883 1.26%
075–079 5 698 0.60%
080–084 5 132 0.54%
085–089 1 525 0.16%
090–094 804 0.09%
095–099 324 0.03%
100 plus 152 0.02%

Politics[edit]

Election results[edit]

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

  • Population 18 and over: 537 768 [56.93% of total population]
  • Total votes: 333 737 [35.33% of total population]
  • Voting % estimate: 62.06% votes as a % of population 18 and over
Party Votes %
African National Congress 298 810 89.53%
Democratic Alliance 20 523 6.15%
African Christian Democratic Party 3 087 0.92%
United Democratic Movement 3 006 0.90%
Freedom Front Plus 1 891 0.57%
Pan African Congress 1 460 0.44%
New National Party 1 216 0.36%
Independent Democrats 1 056 0.32%
Inkhata Freedom Party 1 038 0.31%
Azanian People's Organisation 348 0.10%
United Christian Democratic Party 282 0.08%
SOPA 172 0.05%
NA 136 0.04%
EMSA 130 0.04%
CDP 124 0.04%
PJC 118 0.04%
UF 118 0.04%
TOP 75 0.02%
KISS 62 0.02%
NLP 54 0.02%
Minority Front 31 0.01%
Total 333 737 100.00%

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. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 25°27′00″S 30°58′59″E / 25.450°S 30.983°E / -25.450; 30.983