Harry Gwala District Municipality

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Harry Gwala
District municipality
Official seal of Harry Gwala
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

Harry Gwala is one of the 11 districts of KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa. The seat of Harry Gwala is Ixopo. The majority of its 298 392 people speak IsiZulu (2011 Census). The district code is DC43. In November 2015, Sisonke District's name was changed to Harry Gwala District.

Geography[edit]

Neighbours[edit]

Harry Gwala is surrounded by:

Local municipalities[edit]

The district contains the following local municipalities:

Local municipality Population % Dominant
language
Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma 113 446 24.6% Zulu
Ubuhlebezwe 101 965 22.34% Zulu
Greater Kokstad 56 528 12.38% Xhosa
Umzimkhulu 174 338 38.19% Xhosa

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 Harry Gwala 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 "Statistics by place". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 27 September 2015. 
  3. ^ "Statistics by place". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 27 September 2015. 

External links[edit]

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