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Nkangala District, Mpumalanga


Nkangala is the smallest of the three district municipalities in Mpumalanga. The district is known for its coal mines, power stations and agriculture, and is considered the economic hub of the province. The industrial and agricultural towns of Middelburg and eMalahleni (Witbank) are located here, as well as numerous smaller towns and villages. Children make up over a third (35%) of the population in the district.1 Two in five children (42%) in the district live in rural areas and almost all (95%) children aged 7 to 17 years are in school.2

The map shows where children in the district live (by ward, with darker areas indicating more children) and where selected services are located. Click on the purple legend in the bottom right-hand corner to select specific services. To view more details, click within the ward or on the coloured dots.


Data Source
Notes 1. The child population per ward is calculated using the 2011 Census data and 2011 ward boundaries. The updated 2016 district boundaries have been used to create this map, with no boundaries changes for this district between these two periods.
A printable overview of child protection information and contacts of relevant services in Nkangala district municipality will be available here shortly.

1 See https://wazimap.co.za/profiles/district-DC31-nkangala/#children

2 Analysis by Katherine Hall, Children's Institute, using data from the 2016 Community Survey (Statistics South Africa).