Road to Mnyakanya High School, Nkandla
|• Type||Ward 6|
|• Councillor||Phumzile Rolca Dlamini|
|• Total||7.00 km2 (2.70 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,090 m (3,580 ft)|
|• Density||510/km2 (1,300/sq mi)|
|Racial makeup (2011)|
|• Black African||98.1%|
|First languages (2011)|
|Postal code (street)||3855 up to 3859|
Nkandla is a town in the uThungulu district of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. It is the seat of the Nkandla Local Municipality, and the district in which the residence of the current President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma is located. Contrary to common perception, the residence is not located in the town of Nkandla, but rather 40 kilometres to the south beyond the Nkandla Forest and on the road to Kranskop.
The Nkandla region encompasses nearly 115,000 inhabitants, spread relatively sparsely over a large area. Nkandla is mainly a rural area and is in the top five of the poorest places in KwaZulu-Natal province. Poverty is prevalent, with 44% unemployment. The majority of the population are Zulus.
A documentary, "Orphans of Nkandla" by the BBC and Truevision, recounted the hardships and poverty of orphans in Nkandla.
|Vryheid||Eshowe, Indian Ocean|
- "Main Place Nkandla". Census 2011.
- Mokgola, Thabo (3 March 2004). "South Africa: Zuma, Mandela to open school". South African Government News Agency. Retrieved 11 March 2012.