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Nkangala District Municipality

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Nkangala
Seal
Location in South Africa
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceMpumalanga
SeatMiddelburg
Local municipalities
Government
 • TypeMunicipal council
 • MayorLinah Malatjie (African National Congress (ANC))
Area
 • Total16,758 km2 (6,470 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[2]
 • Total1,308,129
 • Density78/km2 (200/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African87.9%
 • Coloured1.1%
 • Indian/Asian0.7%
 • White9.9%
First languages (2011)
 • Southern Ndebele28.4%
 • Zulu23.1%
 • Northern Sotho14.7%
 • Afrikaans10.0%
 • Other23.8%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Municipal codeDC31

Nkangala is one of the 3 districts of Mpumalanga province of South Africa. The seat of Nkangala is Middelburg. The Nkangala District Municipality consists of 160 towns and villages. The most spoken language of its 1,308,129 people is IsiNdebele with 28.4%, closely followed by Zulu speakers (2011 Census). The district code is DC31.

Geography

Neighbours

Nkangala is surrounded by:

Local municipalities

The district contains the following local municipalities:

Local municipality Population % Capital town Dominant language
Emalahleni 276 414 27.08% Witbank Zulu
Thembisile Hani 258 878 25.37% Kwaggafontein Southern Ndebele
Dr JS Moroka 243 308 23.84% Siyabuswa Southern Ndebele, Northern Sotho
Steve Tshwete 142 777 13.99% Middelburg None
Victor Khanye 56 205 5.51% Delmas Southern Ndebele, Zulu
Emakhazeni 43 008 4.21% Belfast Swazi

Demographics

The following statistics are from the 2001 census.

Language Population %
IsiNdebele 319 920 31.35%
IsiZulu 232 228 22.75%
Sepedi 161 338 15.81%
Afrikaans 75 294 7.38%
SiSwati 56 496 5.54%
Setswana 56 144 5.50%
Sesotho 42 474 4.16%
Xitsonga 31 624 3.10%
IsiXhosa 21 199 2.08%
English 17 705 1.73%
Other 3 514 0.34%
Tshivenda 2 654 0.26%

Gender

Gender Population %
Female 529 354 51.87%
Male 491 238 48.13%

Ethnic group

Ethnic group Population %
Black African 930 873 91.21%
White 78 292 7.67%
Coloured 8 741 0.86%
Indian/Asian 2 686 0.26%

Age

Age Population %
000 - 004 108 087 10.59%
005 - 009 114 037 11.17%
010 - 014 118 590 11.62%
015 - 019 118 041 11.57%
020 - 024 98 429 9.64%
025 - 029 88 106 8.63%
030 - 034 74 084 7.26%
035 - 039 69 442 6.80%
040 - 044 58 251 5.71%
045 - 049 47 903 4.69%
050 - 054 35 359 3.46%
055 - 059 25 013 2.45%
060 - 064 20 550 2.01%
065 - 069 14 314 1.40%
070 - 074 12 782 1.25%
075 - 079 7 302 0.72%
080 - 084 6 344 0.62%
085 - 089 2 273 0.22%
090 - 094 1 080 0.11%
095 - 099 420 0.04%
100 plus 185 0.02%

Politics

Election results

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

  • Population 18 and over: 608 871 [59.66% of total population]
  • Total votes: 389 097 [38.12% of total population]
  • Voting % estimate: 63.90% votes as a % of population 18 and over
Party Votes %
African National Congress 333 520 85.72%
Democratic Alliance 30 234 7.77%
United Democratic Movement 4 188 1.08%
Freedom Front Plus 3 997 1.03%
Pan African Congress 3 704 0.95%
African Christian Democratic Party 3 654 0.94%
Inkhata Freedom Party 2 431 0.62%
New National Party 1 833 0.47%
Independent Democrats 1 710 0.44%
United Christian Democratic Party 969 0.25%
Azanian People's Organisation 819 0.21%
SOPA 381 0.10%
NA 272 0.07%
EMSA 270 0.07%
UF 242 0.06%
CDP 226 0.06%
PJC 222 0.06%
TOP 131 0.03%
Minority Front 112 0.03%
NLP 92 0.02%
KISS 90 0.02%
Total 389 097 100.00%

References

  1. ^ "Contact list: Executive Mayors". Government Communication & Information System. Archived from the original on 14 July 2010. Retrieved 22 February 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b "Statistics by place". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 27 September 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Statistics by place". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 27 September 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

Coordinates: 25°45′S 29°25′E / 25.750°S 29.417°E / -25.750; 29.417

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Nkangala District Municipality
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