Ntuzuma

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Ntuzuma
Ntuzuma
Ntuzuma
Ntuzuma is located in South Africa
Ntuzuma
Ntuzuma
 Ntuzuma shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 29°44′20″S 30°56′56″E / 29.739°S 30.949°E / -29.739; 30.949Coordinates: 29°44′20″S 30°56′56″E / 29.739°S 30.949°E / -29.739; 30.949
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
Municipality eThekwini
Area[1]
 • Total 17.82 km2 (6.88 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 125,394
 • Density 7,000/km2 (18,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 99.5%
 • Coloured 0.2%
 • Indian/Asian 0.2%
 • White 0.1%
 • Other 0.1%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Zulu 91.6%
 • English 2.3%
 • S. Ndebele 1.6%
 • Xhosa 1.6%
 • Other 2.9%
Postal code (street) 4359
PO box 4360

Ntuzuma is a town in eThekwini in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa.

With a population of 114,231 (Census 2001), Ntuzuma is the youngest of the four PINK programme townships, and was built by the Durban City in the 1970s.

The spatial and infrastructural developments of Ntuzuma have emerged incrementally in different sections, and have, to a large extent, influenced the varying service levels, political affiliations and tenure arrangements that prevail in the area.

Large tracts of land are informally occupied due to the pressure for housing and its relative accessibility.

It exhibits a wide range of housing including some very up-market homes but also includes a large informal settlement.

Ntuzuma Township[2] is 12 km from the Durban CBD; it consists of 98.7% of Black community and 1.3 % of other. It is situated near KwaMashu, Inanda, and Phoenix areas.

33% of the community is youth (18–34), that make 40% young children between 1 and 17, and 27% are adults. Dominating transportation systems are taxis (mini buses) and buses. There are 8 senior secondary schools, 12 primary schools, one technical college and a teachers’ center. There is also a police station, petrol station, clinic, two community halls, fire station, library, small claim court and a bus depot.

There are many recreational areas such as swimming pool, football fields and tennis court.[3]

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