Vuwani

Last updated
Vuwani
South Africa Limpopo location map.svg
Red pog.svg
Vuwani
South Africa adm location map.svg
Red pog.svg
Vuwani
Coordinates: 23°02′35″S30°23′10″E / 23.043°S 30.386°E / -23.043; 30.386 Coordinates: 23°02′35″S30°23′10″E / 23.043°S 30.386°E / -23.043; 30.386
Country South Africa
Province Limpopo
District Vhembe
Municipality Collins Chabane
Established1955
  Councillor(ANC)
Area
[1]
  Total2.70 km2 (1.04 sq mi)
Population
 (2011) [1]
  Total2,791
  Density1,000/km2 (2,700/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
[1]
   Black African 98.9%
   Indian/Asian 0.4%
  Other0.7%
First languages (2011)
[1]
   Venda 84.1%
   Tsonga 8.4%
   Northern Sotho 1.0%
  Other6.5%
Time zone UTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
0952
PO box
0952
Area code 015

Vuwani is a town in Vhembe District Municipality in the Limpopo province of South Africa.

Town settlement that is bigger than a village but smaller than a city

A town is a human settlement. Towns are generally larger than villages but smaller than cities, though the criteria to distinguish them vary considerably between different parts of the world.

Vhembe District Municipality District municipality in Limpopo, South Africa

Vhembe is one of the 5 districts of Limpopo province of South Africa. It is the northernmost district of the country and shares its northern border with Beitbridge district in Matabeleland South, Zimbabwe and on the east with Gaza Province in Mozambique. Vhembe consist of all territories that were part of the former Venda Bantustan, however, two large densely populated districts of the former Tsonga homeland of Gazankulu, in particular, Hlanganani and Malamulele were also incorporated into Vhembe, hence the ethnic diversity of the District. The seat of Vhembe is Thohoyandou, the former Capital of the former Venda Bantustan. According to 2011 census, the majority of Vhembe residents, about 800 000, speak TshiVenda as their mother language, while 400 000 speak Xitsonga as their home language. However, the Tsonga people are in majority south of Levubu River and they constitute more than 85% of the population in the south of the historic river Levubu, while the Venda are in Minority south of Levubu, at 15%. The Northern Sotho speakers stands at 27 000. The district code is DC34.

Limpopo The northernmost province of South Africa

Limpopo is the northernmost province of South Africa. It is named after the Limpopo River, which forms the province's western and northern borders. The name "Limpopo" has its etymological origin in the Ndebele language, the original inhabitants of the area, meaning "strong gushing waterfalls". The capital is Polokwane,.

Demarcation dispute

In 2015, the Municipal Demarcation Board decided to excise Mashau and Masakona settlements from Makhado, and merge them with the Malamulele, Tshikonelo, Mulenzhe, Pietboy, and Khakhanwa areas of the Thulamela Local Municipality in order to create a new municipality. [2] [3]

Malamulele Place in Limpopo, South Africa

Malamulele can refer to the town of Malamulele or the area of Malamulele. Both the town and area are in the Limpopo province of South Africa and predominantly occupied by Tsonga people. Malamulele town has one provincial road and one regional road; the R81 to Giyani and the R524 to Thohoyandou respectively. Malamulele is flanked by two rivers, Levubu River (Rivhubye) to the west and Letaba River to the east, meanwhile the Shingwedzi River runs from Malamulele West to Malamulele East, joining the Olifants in Mozambique on its way to the Indian Ocean. Malamulele is the seat of the Collins Chabane Local Municipality.

Thulamela Local Municipality Local municipality in Limpopo, South Africa

The Thulamela Local Municipality is a Local municipality in the Limpopo province of South Africa. Its municipal boundaries were greatly altered after the South African municipal elections, 2016 when much of the area that formerly belonged to the municipality, including the town of Malamulele, was incorporated into the newly formed Collins Chabane Local Municipality. It is named after the Thulamela ruins located near the Pafuri Gate of the Kruger National Park.

In 2016, residents dissatisfied with legal rulings that affirmed the Municipal Demarcation Board's decision resorted to arson and vandalism of 30 schools over a four-month period, [4] [5] [6] disrupting government services and schooling. [3]

A resultant stay-away during the 2016 local election depressed voter turnout, with only 1,600 voters participating, but the ANC was nevertheless reelected. [7]

Destruction of government property and disruption of learning continued into April, 2017 and led to the death of two persons. [8]

Related Research Articles

A civil township is a widely used unit of local government in the United States that is subordinate to a county. The term town is used in New England, New York, and Wisconsin to refer to the equivalent of the civil township in these states. Specific responsibilities and the degree of autonomy vary based on each state. Civil townships are distinct from survey townships, but in states that have both, the boundaries often coincide and may completely geographically subdivide a county. The U.S. Census Bureau classifies civil townships as minor civil divisions. Currently, there are 20 states with civil townships.

Municipalities of South Africa local government structures in South Africa

Local government in South Africa consists of municipalities of various types. The largest metropolitan areas are governed by metropolitan municipalities, while the rest of the country is divided into district municipalities, each of which consists of several local municipalities. After the municipal election of 18 May 2011 there were eight metropolitan municipalities, 44 district municipalities and 226 local municipalities. Since the boundary reform at the time of the municipal election of 3 August 2016 there are eight metropolitan municipalities, 44 district municipalities and 205 local municipalities.

Districts of South Africa Wikimedia list article

The nine provinces of South Africa are divided into 52 districts, which are either metropolitan or district municipalities. They are the second level of administrative division, below the provinces and above the local municipalities.

Mopani District Municipality District municipality in Limpopo, South Africa

Mopani is one of the 5 districts of Limpopo province of South Africa. The seat of Mopani is Giyani. According to the 2016 Community Survey it has a population of 1,159,185, of whom the majority speak Northern Sotho. The district code is DC33. After the 12th amendment of the Constitution of South Africa part of the area of the Bohlabela district was incorporated into Mopani.

Capricorn District Municipality District municipality in Limpopo, South Africa

Capricorn is one of the 5 districts of Limpopo province of South Africa. The district is named after the Tropic of Capricorn which runs through it. The capital of Capricorn is Polokwane. The majority of its 1 154 673 people speak Northern Sotho. The district code is DC35.

Waterberg District Municipality District Municipality in Limpopo, South Africa

Waterberg is one of the 5 districts of Limpopo province of South Africa. The seat of Waterberg is Modimolle. The majority of its 745 758 people speak Sepedi, also known as Northern Sotho. The district code is DC36.

Polokwane Local Municipality Local municipality in Limpopo, South Africa

The Polokwane Local Municipality is a local municipality located within the Capricorn District in the Limpopo Province of South Africa. It shares its name with the city of Polokwane.

Bahawalnagar Tehsil Tehsil in Punjab, Pakistan

Bahawalnagar Tehsil is a tehsil located in Bahawalnagar District, Punjab, Pakistan. There are two towns in Bahawalnagar Tehsil: Bahawalnagar and Dunga Bunga. The city of Bahawalnagar is the headquarters of the tehsil which is administratively subdivided into 31 Union Councils.

African Independent Congress Political party from South Africa

The African Independent Congress (AIC) is a minor political party in South Africa.

Bushbuckridge Local Municipality Local municipality in Mpumalanga, South Africa

Bushbuckridge Local Municipality is a third-level administrative division in the Ehlanzeni District of Mpumalanga in South Africa. Commercial farming, which consists of pine /bluegum plantations, Tobacco, cotton, sub-tropical fruits and vegetables are farmed in the municipality's countryside. The municipality includes part of Kruger National Park. Bushbuckridge is the largest local municipality in Mpumalanga, both in terms of land and by population size.

Justin Burr

Justin P. Burr is serving his fifth two-year term as a representative from the 67th District in the North Carolina General Assembly. The 67th District includes all of Stanly County and a majority of Montgomery County. Burr, a Republican, resides in Norwood, North Carolina.

The 2016 South African municipal elections were held on 3 August 2016, to elect councils for all district, metropolitan and local municipalities in each of the country's nine provinces. It was the fifth municipal election held in South Africa since the end of apartheid in 1994; municipal elections are held every five years.

Transitional representative council (South Africa)

A transitional representative council is a local administrative division in South Africa. Between 1994 and 2000 it was the default type of municipal government. Every proclaimed village, town or city had its own transitional representative council. After apartheid it was created as a provisional local representation until the formation of a more final municipal structure. Due to the implementation of a municipal system in 2000, all - except one - transitional representative councils were abolished and their areas were merged into new municipalities.

Dr Beyers Naudé Local Municipality Local municipality in Eastern Cape, South Africa

Dr Beyers Naudé Local Municipality is a new local municipality that was established by merging the Camdeboo, Ikwezi and Baviaans local municipalities in the Sarah Baartman District of the Eastern Cape in South Africa. The decision to merge the municipalities was taken by the Municipal Demarcation Board in 2015 but only took effect after municipal elections on 3 August 2016. The new municipality is named after the Afrikaner cleric and anti-apartheid activist Beyers Naudé. Its seat is in Graaff-Reinet.

Collins Chabane Local Municipality Local municipality in Limpopo, South Africa

Collins Chabane Local Municipality is a local municipality of South Africa. It was established after the August 2016 local elections by the merging of portions of two local municipalities: Thulamela and Makhado. Malamulele is the seat of the municipality.

2017 Croatian local elections

The first round of the 2017 Croatian local elections was held on 21 May and the second round, where necessary, on 4 June. All seats of the county prefects, city and municipal mayors and members of county, municipal and city councils were up for election.

International Revelation Congress political party from South Africa

International Revelation Congress (IRC) is a Limpopo-based South African political party formed in 2013.

References

  1. 1 2 3 4 "Main Place Vuwani". Census 2011.
  2. Case Study on Vuwani Demarcation Protest (PDF). Human Sciences Research Council. 2016. p. 3.
  3. 1 2 Erasmus, Nelie (2015-07-23). "Demarcation board decision leads to protest action in Vhembe". Polokwane Observer. Retrieved 2017-04-19.
  4. Myburgh, RC; Viljoen, Barry; Erasmus, Nelie (2016-05-02). "Unrest after Vuwani demarcation ruling". Polokwane Observer. Retrieved 2017-04-19.
  5. Mpondwana, Litha (2016-05-05). "#VuwaniProtests: an unusual municipal demarcation exercise - analyst". CapeTalk. Retrieved 2017-04-19.
  6. Qukula, Qama (2017-04-18). "Over 27 000 pupils blocked from attending school amid renewed Vuwani shutdown". 702. Retrieved 2017-04-19.
  7. Mchunu, Siphiwe (2016-08-04). "4% vote in Vuwani". The New Age. Retrieved 2017-04-19.
  8. "Police probe culpable homicide after two burn to death in Vuwani". The New Age. Retrieved 2017-04-19.

₣₴