|• Total||3.32 km2 (1.28 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,600/km2 (4,200/sq mi)|
|Racial makeup (2011)|
|• Black African||98.2%|
|First languages (2011)|
|Postal code (street)||4735|
Mount Ayliff is a small town in the eastern Eastern Cape province of South Africa, near that province's border with KwaZulu-Natal. In the census of 2011, its population was recorded as being 5,367 people, of whom 98% described themselves as "Black African", and 91.5% spoke Xhosa as their first language.
Xesibeland, the traditional region of the Xesibe people, was located around Mount Ayliff. The Xesibe (one of the Xhosa groups) was led by Chief Jojo; Jojo today is the royal family and still the leading family in Mount Ayliff.
On the 18th January 1999 a number of tornadoes hit the town and surrounding areas. Twenty five people were killed and over five hundred were injured; the tornadoes destroyed around 95% of the homes in the area leaving most people homeless making it the most destructive tornado recorded in South Africa.
- "Main Place Mount Ayliff". Census 2011.
- "Mount Ayliff". Census 2001. Retrieved 17 January 2014.
- "Contact information: Alfred Nzo District Municipality". Government Communication and Information System. Retrieved 30 April 2011.
- Cowan, Kyle (2014-11-24). "Top 5 worst tornadoes in South African history". Newcastle Advertiser. Retrieved 2017-03-03.
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