King Cetshwayo District Municipality

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King Cetshwayo
uThungulu
District municipality
Official seal of King Cetshwayo
Seal
Location in South Africa
Location in South Africa
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
Seat Richards Bay
Local municipalities
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Ald Larkan
Area
 • Total 8,213 km2 (3,171 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 907,519
 • Density 110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 94.4%
 • Coloured 0.6%
 • Indian/Asian 1.6%
 • White 3.2%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Zulu 89.1%
 • English 5.1%
 • Afrikaans 2.3%
 • Southern Ndebele 1.3%
 • Other 2.2%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code DC28

King Cetshwayo District Municipality (formerly Uthungulu District Municipality[4]) is one of the 11 district municipalities ("districts") of KwaZulu-Natal province in South Africa. The seat of the district is Richards Bay. The majority of its 885 944 people speak Zulu (2001 Census). The district code is DC28. It is named after Cetshwayo kaMpande, King of the Zulu Kingdom from 1872 to 1879, who led his nation to victory against the British in the Battle of Isandlwana.

Geography[edit]

Neighbours[edit]

King Cetshwayo District is surrounded by:

Local municipalities[edit]

The district contains the following local municipalities:

Local municipality Population %
uMhlathuze 289 187 32.64%
Umlalazi 221 077 24.95%
Nkandla 133 596 15.08%
Mbonambi 106 949 12.07%
Ntambanana 84 772 9.57%
Mthonjaneni 50 382 5.69%

Demographics[edit]

The following statistics are from the 2001 census.

Language Population %
Zulu 829 039 93.58%
English 31 146 3.52%
Afrikaans 18 086 2.04%
Ndebele 1 709 0.19%
Xhosa 1 267 0.14%
Northern Sotho 1 051 0.12%
Swati 1 016 0.11%
Other 825 0.09%
Sotho 745 0.08%
Tsonga 586 0.07%
Tswana 410 0.05%
Venda 83 0.01%

Gender[edit]

Gender Population %
Female 476 161 53.75%
Male 409 783 46.25%

Ethnic group[edit]

Ethnic group Population %
Black African 838 738 94.67%
White 31 934 3.60%
Indian/Asian 11 190 1.26%
Coloured 4 082 0.46%

Age[edit]

Age Population %
000 - 004 105 292 11.88%
005 - 009 117 338 13.24%
010 - 014 116 678 13.17%
015 - 019 111 828 12.62%
020 - 024 83 146 9.39%
025 - 029 70 038 7.91%
030 - 034 53 829 6.08%
035 - 039 49 667 5.61%
040 - 044 42 568 4.80%
045 - 049 32 552 3.67%
050 - 054 26 991 3.05%
055 - 059 18 608 2.10%
060 - 064 18 550 2.09%
065 - 069 13 065 1.47%
070 - 074 11 970 1.35%
075 - 079 6 094 0.69%
080 - 084 4 904 0.55%
085 - 089 1 458 0.16%
090 - 094 767 0.09%
095 - 099 475 0.05%
100 plus 126 0.01%

Sister City[edit]

King Cetshwayo District is officially a sister city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA (United States Milwaukee, United States). It is the only city in Africa to be twined with a city in Wisconsin, United States. The joining of the two cities was largely enacted from legislation in Wisconsin in collaboration with the Africa Urban Poverty Alleviation Program. In 2009, Sister Cities International launched the Africa Urban Poverty Alleviation Program, a three-year project to alleviate poverty in 25 African cities (including King Cetshwayo District) through water, sanitation and health initiatives. Milwaukee will collaborate with their African counterparts to identify and address the most critical problems in these sectors, which form barriers to sustained development in urban areas. This project is funded by a $7.5 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The program is cited to end in middle of the year 2012.

Politics[edit]

Election results[edit]

Election results for uThungulu (King Cetshwayo District) in the South African general election, 2004.

  • Population 18 and over: 477 576 [53.91% of total population]
  • Total votes: 252 139 [28.46% of total population]
  • Voting % estimate: 52.80% votes as a % of population 18 and over
Party Votes %
Inkhata Freedom Party 150 187 59.57%
African National Congress 76 503 30.34%
Democratic Alliance 14 556 5.77%
African Christian Democratic Party 3 553 1.41%
United Democratic Movement 1 791 0.71%
Freedom Front Plus 773 0.31%
Independent Democrats 666 0.26%
New National Party 633 0.25%
Azanian People's Organisation 591 0.23%
Pan African Congress 419 0.17%
SOPA 306 0.12%
CDP 304 0.12%
United Christian Democratic Party 283 0.11%
KISS 253 0.10%
Minority Front 249 0.10%
UF 241 0.10%
EMSA 207 0.08%
PJC 200 0.08%
NA 172 0.07%
TOP 156 0.06%
NLP 96 0.04%
Total 252 139 100.00%

See also[edit]

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. 
  4. ^ Khoza, Amanda (27 July 2016). "Zwelithini welcomes renaming of uThungulu to King Cetshwayo District Municipality". News24. Retrieved 3 September 2016. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 28°44′S 32°05′E / 28.733°S 32.083°E / -28.733; 32.083