Sisonke District Municipality

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Sisonke
East Griqualand
District municipality
Official seal of Sisonke
Seal
Location in South Africa
Location in South Africa
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
Seat Ixopo
Local municipalities
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Jini Patrick Khoza
Area
 • Total 10,547 km2 (4,072 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 461,419
 • Density 44/km2 (110/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 96.7%
 • Coloured 1.6%
 • Indian/Asian 0.3%
 • White 1.2%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Zulu 62.7%
 • Xhosa 28.6%
 • English 3.2%
 • Afrikaans 1.3%
 • Other 4.2%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code DC43

Sisonke is one of the 11 districts of KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa. The seat of Sisonke is Ixopo. The majority of its 298 392 people speak IsiZulu (2001 Census). The district code is DC43.

Geography[edit]

Neighbours[edit]

Sisonke is surrounded by:

Local municipalities[edit]

The district contains the following local municipalities:

Local municipality Population % Dominant language
Ingwe 107 553 23.56% Zulu
Ubuhlebezwe 101 965 22.34% Zulu
Greater Kokstad 56 528 12.38% Xhosa
Kwa Sani 15 303 3.35% Zulu
Umzimkhulu 174 338 38.19% Xhosa
Mkhomazi Wilderness Area 815 0.18%

Demographics[edit]

The following statistics are from the 2001 census.

Language Population %
IsiZulu 220 295 73.83%
IsiXhosa 50 431 16.90%
English 12 097 4.05%
Afrikaans 7 188 2.41%
Sesotho 7 182 2.41%
IsiNdebele 429 0.14%
Sepedi 296 0.10%
SiSwati 145 0.05%
Other 143 0.05%
Setswana 135 0.05%
Tshivenda 26 0.01%
Xitsonga 18 0.01%

Gender[edit]

Gender Population %
Female 160 005 53.62%
Male 138 387 46.38%

Ethnic group[edit]

Ethnic group Population %
Black African 280 332 93.95%
Coloured 10 081 3.38%
White 6 988 2.34%
Indian/Asian 991 0.33%

Age[edit]

Age Population %
000 - 004 35 445 11.88%
005 - 009 40 097 13.44%
010 - 014 41 502 13.91%
015 - 019 37 456 12.55%
020 - 024 25 634 8.59%
025 - 029 21 306 7.14%
030 - 034 17 399 5.83%
035 - 039 16 607 5.57%
040 - 044 13 964 4.68%
045 - 049 11 579 3.88%
050 - 054 9 601 3.22%
055 - 059 7 263 2.43%
060 - 064 6 452 2.16%
065 - 069 4 821 1.62%
070 - 074 4 227 1.42%
075 - 079 2 391 0.80%
080 - 084 1 747 0.59%
085 - 089 528 0.18%
090 - 094 217 0.07%
095 - 099 122 0.04%
100 plus 34 0.01%

Politics[edit]

Election results[edit]

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

  • Population 18 and over: 157 807 [52.89% of total population]
  • Total votes: 83 403 [27.95% of total population]
  • Voting % estimate: 52.85% votes as a % of population 18 and over
Party Votes %
African National Congress 52 531 62.98%
Inkatha Freedom Party 21 433 25.70%
Democratic Alliance 3 628 4.35%
United Democratic Movement 1 712 2.05%
African Christian Democratic Party 1 350 1.62%
New National Party 315 0.38%
Independent Democrats 304 0.36%
Azanian People's Organisation 299 0.36%
Freedom Front Plus 296 0.35%
Pan African Congress 291 0.35%
SOPA 195 0.23%
United Christian Democratic Party 165 0.20%
UF 152 0.18%
EMSA 118 0.14%
CDP 116 0.14%
TOP 116 0.14%
PJC 108 0.13%
Minority Front 89 0.11%
NA 87 0.10%
KISS 58 0.07%
NLP 40 0.05%
Total 83 403 100.00%

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: 30°08′S 30°04′E / 30.133°S 30.067°E / -30.133; 30.067