Nkangala District Municipality

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Nkangala
District municipality
Official seal of Nkangala
Seal
Location in South Africa
Location in South Africa
Country South Africa
Province Mpumalanga
Seat Middelburg
Local municipalities
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Katisi Speedy Mashilo
Area
 • Total 16,758 km2 (6,470 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 1,308,129
 • Density 78/km2 (200/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 87.9%
 • Coloured 1.1%
 • Indian/Asian 0.7%
 • White 9.9%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Southern Ndebele 28.4%
 • Zulu 23.1%
 • Northern Sotho 14.7%
 • Afrikaans 10.0%
 • Other 23.8%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code DC31

Nkangala is one of the 3 districts of Mpumalanga province of South Africa. The seat of Nkangala is Middelburg. The Nkangala District Municipality consists of 160 towns and villages. The most spoken language of its 1 020 592 people is IsiNdebele (2001 Census). The district code is DC31.

Geography[edit]

Neighbours[edit]

Nkangala is surrounded by:

Local municipalities[edit]

The district contains the following local municipalities:

Local municipality Population % Capital Dominant language
Emalahleni 276 414 27.08% Witbank Zulu
Thembisile Hani 258 878 25.37% Kwaggafontein Southern Ndebele
Dr JS Moroka 243 308 23.84% Siyabuswa Southern Ndebele, Northern Sotho
Steve Tshwete 142 777 13.99% Middelburg None
Victor Khanye 56 205 5.51% Delmas Southern Ndebele, Zulu
Emakhazeni 43 008 4.21% Belfast Swazi
Mdala Nature Reserve 0 0.00% - -

Demographics[edit]

The following statistics are from the 2001 census.

Language Population %
IsiNdebele 319 920 31.35%
IsiZulu 232 228 22.75%
Sepedi 161 338 15.81%
Afrikaans 75 294 7.38%
SiSwati 56 496 5.54%
Setswana 56 144 5.50%
Sesotho 42 474 4.16%
Xitsonga 31 624 3.10%
IsiXhosa 21 199 2.08%
English 17 705 1.73%
Other 3 514 0.34%
Tshivenda 2 654 0.26%

Gender[edit]

Gender Population %
Female 529 354 51.87%
Male 491 238 48.13%

Ethnic group[edit]

Ethnic group Population %
Black African 930 873 91.21%
White 78 292 7.67%
Coloured 8 741 0.86%
Indian/Asian 2 686 0.26%

Age[edit]

Age Population %
000 - 004 108 087 10.59%
005 - 009 114 037 11.17%
010 - 014 118 590 11.62%
015 - 019 118 041 11.57%
020 - 024 98 429 9.64%
025 - 029 88 106 8.63%
030 - 034 74 084 7.26%
035 - 039 69 442 6.80%
040 - 044 58 251 5.71%
045 - 049 47 903 4.69%
050 - 054 35 359 3.46%
055 - 059 25 013 2.45%
060 - 064 20 550 2.01%
065 - 069 14 314 1.40%
070 - 074 12 782 1.25%
075 - 079 7 302 0.72%
080 - 084 6 344 0.62%
085 - 089 2 273 0.22%
090 - 094 1 080 0.11%
095 - 099 420 0.04%
100 plus 185 0.02%

Politics[edit]

Election results[edit]

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

  • Population 18 and over: 608 871 [59.66% of total population]
  • Total votes: 389 097 [38.12% of total population]
  • Voting % estimate: 63.90% votes as a % of population 18 and over
Party Votes %
African National Congress 333 520 85.72%
Democratic Alliance 30 234 7.77%
United Democratic Movement 4 188 1.08%
Freedom Front Plus 3 997 1.03%
Pan African Congress 3 704 0.95%
African Christian Democratic Party 3 654 0.94%
Inkhata Freedom Party 2 431 0.62%
New National Party 1 833 0.47%
Independent Democrats 1 710 0.44%
United Christian Democratic Party 969 0.25%
Azanian People's Organisation 819 0.21%
SOPA 381 0.10%
NA 272 0.07%
EMSA 270 0.07%
UF 242 0.06%
CDP 226 0.06%
PJC 222 0.06%
TOP 131 0.03%
Minority Front 112 0.03%
NLP 92 0.02%
KISS 90 0.02%
Total 389 097 100.00%

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°45′S 29°25′E / 25.750°S 29.417°E / -25.750; 29.417