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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
  Total2.70 km2 (1.04 sq mi)
 (2011) [1]
  Density1,000/km2 (2,700/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
   Black African 98.9%
   Indian/Asian 0.4%
First languages (2011)
   Venda 84.1%
   Tsonga 8.4%
   Northern Sotho 1.0%
Time zone UTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
PO box
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

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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]

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