Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal
Get Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal essential facts below. View Videos or join the Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal discussion. Add Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal to your PopFlock.com topic list for future reference or share this resource on social media.
Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal
Road to Mnyakanya High School, Nkandla
Road to Mnyakanya High School, Nkandla
Nkandla is located in KwaZulu-Natal
Nkandla is located in South Africa
Coordinates: 28°37?21?S 31°5?22?E / 28.62250°S 31.08944°E / -28.62250; 31.08944Coordinates: 28°37?21?S 31°5?22?E / 28.62250°S 31.08944°E / -28.62250; 31.08944
CountrySouth Africa
DistrictKing Cetshwayo
 o TypeWard 6
 o CouncillorPhumzile Rolca Dlamini
 o Total7.00 km2 (2.70 sq mi)
1,090 m (3,580 ft)
 o Total3,557
 o Density510/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 o Black African98.1%
 o Coloured0.4%
 o Indian/Asian0.3%
 o White0.7%
 o Other0.5%
First languages (2011)
 o Zulu92.4%
 o English3.0%
 o Other4.6%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
3855 up to 3859
PO box
Area code035

Nkandla is a town in the uThungulu district of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. It is the seat of the Nkandla Local Municipality, and the district in which the residence of the former President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma is located. The residence is located 40 kilometres to the south of the town of Nkandla, beyond the Nkandla Forest and on the road to Kranskop.

The Nkandla region encompasses nearly 115,000 inhabitants, spread relatively sparsely over a large area. Nkandla is mainly a rural area and is in the top five of the poorest places in KwaZulu-Natal province.[] Poverty is prevalent, with 44% unemployment.[2][3] The majority of the population are Zulus.

A 2004 documentary, The Orphans of Nkandla, by the BBC and Truevision, recounted the hardships and poverty of orphans in Nkandla.

Zuma was joined by Nelson Mandela to open Mnyakanya High School in 2004.[4]

Geographic location


  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Nkandla". Census 2011.
  2. ^ http://citizen.co.za/147907/zumas-guilded-battlements-besieged/
  3. ^ http://you.co.za/news/six-reasons-why-public-protector-thuli-madonselas-nkandla-report-is-important/
  4. ^ Mokgola, Thabo (3 March 2004). "South Africa: Zuma, Mandela to open school". South African Government News Agency. Retrieved 2012.

  This article uses material from the Wikipedia page available here. It is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.



Music Scenes