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Nkandla Local Municipality

Nkandla Local Municipality is an administrative area in the uThungulu District of KwaZulu-Natal province in South Africa. The town of Nkandla (seat of the municipality) is the home town of the former President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma.

Nkandla
Local municipality
Official seal of Nkandla
Seal
Location in KwaZulu-Natal
Location in KwaZulu-Natal
Coordinates: 28°40′S 31°0′E / 28.667°S 31.000°E / -28.667; 31.000Coordinates: 28°40′S 31°0′E / 28.667°S 31.000°E / -28.667; 31.000
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
District uThungulu
Seat Nkandla
Wards 14
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Zandile Mncandi-Mpanza
Area
 • Total 1,828 km2 (706 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 114,416
 • Density 63/km2 (160/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 99.6%
 • Coloured 0.1%
 • Indian/Asian 0.1%
 • White 0.1%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Zulu 95.7%
 • Southern Ndebele 1.3%
 • English 1.3%
 • Other 1.7%
Time zone UTC+2 (SAST)
Municipal code KZN286
Road in Nkandla Local Municipality

Nkandla (Enqabeni Enkulu KwaZulu) is a Zulu name for a hiding place of the Zulus a long time ago during the times of war, e.g. the Bambatha Rebellion and the Ndwandwe war from Entumeni. The warriors used the Nkandla forest as their last resort for protection from their enemies. It was very difficult to fight the warriors who were hiding in the thick and dark forest (iNkandla eMahlathi Amnyama). Most of the Zulu heroes' graves are found at Nkandla, for example, Bambatha's grave is at Nsuze.[4]

Contents

Main placesEdit

The 2001 census divided the municipality into the following main places:[5]

Place Code Area (km2) Population
Chube 54201 31.60 3,056
Chwezi 54202 55.24 6,097
Cube 54203 70.12 4,417
Cunu 54204 113.78 7,067
Ekhukhanyeni 54205 53.94 6,842
Emangidini 54206 98.98 6,850
Godide 54207 128.17 12,676
Halambu 54208 6.90 345
Isilokomane 54209 6.11 487
Izigqoza 54210 38.43 3,404
Izindlozi 54211 7.74 826
Kahile 54212 6.06 273
Khabela 54213 93.65 7,167
Kwamkwaza 54214 11.57 1,113
Magwaza 54215 12.49 1,275
Mahlayizeni 54216 58.39 5,310
Mangidini 54217 101.54 5,224
Mbhele/Amphuti 54218 46.26 3,676
Mdimela 54219 14.05 606
Mhlatuze 54220 5.94 391
Mpungose 54221 109.66 7,608
Murasie 54222 10.10 874
Ndikwe 54223 12.54 1,044
Ndindini 54224 10.56 148
Ngono 54225 203.07 8,096
Nkandla Part 1 54226 210.92 17,424
Nkandla Part 2 54237 3.97 2,783
Nkandla Part 3 54238 44.61 12
Nkonisa 54227 10.77 893
Nkweme 54228 8.20 569
Ntuli 54229 56.28 804
Nxamalala 54230 58.22 4,841
Uxutu 54231 11.45 926
Vumanhlamvu 54232 9.30 643
Xulu 54233 37.58 3,598
Zindunduzeli 54234 10.66 538
Zinkuzini 54235 14.18 489
Zondi 54236 44.38 5,171

PoliticsEdit

The municipal council consists of twenty-seven members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Fourteen councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in fourteen wards, while the remaining thirteen are chosen from party lists so that the total number of party representatives is proportional to the number of votes received. In the election of 3 August 2016 the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) won a majority of fifteen seats on the council.

The following table shows the results of the election.[6][7]

Party Votes Seats
Ward List Total % Ward List Total
Inkatha Freedom Party 20,150 20,368 40,518 54.0 11 4 15
African National Congress 16,521 16,676 33,197 44.3 3 9 12
Economic Freedom Fighters 337 255 592 0.8 0 0 0
Democratic Alliance 301 252 553 0.7 0 0 0
Independent 169 169 0.2 0 0
Total 37,478 37,551 75,029 100.0 14 13 27
Spoilt votes 533 506 1,039

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Contact list: Executive Mayors". Government Communication & Information System. Archived from the original on 14 July 2010. 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. ^ "South African Languages - Place names". salanguages.com.
  5. ^ Lookup Tables - Statistics South Africa[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: Nkandla" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 10 January 2017.
  7. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Nkandla" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 10 January 2017.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Nkandla at Wikimedia Commons