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Impendle
Impendle is a town in Umgungundlovu District Municipality in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa. Impendle town is 48 km west of Pietermaritzburg and 37 km north-east of Bulwer. It was founded in 1894 and since 1948 has been administered by a health committee. The name, of Zulu origin, means ‘uncovered’ or ‘exposed’, referring to a hill west of the town. The Impendle Local Municipality is located within the uMgungundlovu District in KwaZulu-Natal. It is Category B municipality. It is distance away from the major tourist and trade routes, even though two important roads mark its borders. The road inter-linking Pietermaritzburg and Underberg serves as an important access route to the Southern Drakensberg. Drakensberg is a popular tourist destination, and is situated and runs alongside Impendle's southern boundary. The connecting road between Mooi River and Underberg, which is an alternative tourist route, travels along the municipality's north-western boundary ...
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Impendle Local Municipality
Impendle Local Municipality is an administrative area in the UMgungundlovu District of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. During the 18th century, the Griquas ("Abatwas") used to hide in the mountain in the area because they were accused of stealing livestock from the farmers who decided to fight them in order to protect their livestock. The Griquas used war spears, and this conflict was called "an outside war", i.e. Impiyasendle or Impiendle. Impendle area is extremely diverse in its topography, climate and soils, and has a rich and complex natural environment. High-density settlements occur around Impendle, in villages such as Gomane, KwaNovuka, Similobha and Kamensi. Main places The 2001 census divided the municipality into the following main places: Politics The municipal council consists of seven members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Four councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in four wards, while the remaining three are chosen from party l ...
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UMgungundlovu District Municipality
uMgungundlovu is one of the 11 district municipalities ("districts") of KwaZulu-Natal province. The seat of uMgungundlovu is Pietermaritzburg. The majority of its 1 million+ residents speak Zulu (2001 Census). The district code is DC22 Geography Neighbors uMgungundlovu is surrounded by: * eThekwini to the southeast (Durban) * iLembe to the east (DC29) * Sisonke to the southwest (DC43) * Ugu to the south (DC21) * Umzinyathi to the north (DC24) * Uthukela to the northwest (DC23) Local municipalities The district contains the following local municipalities: Demographics The following statistics are from the 2011 census. Gender Ethnic group Age Politics Election results Election results for Umgungundlovu in the South African general election, 2004. * Population 18 and over: 575 772 2.06% of total population* Total votes: 280 991 0.28% of total population* Voting % estimate: 48.80% votes as a % of population 18 and over See also * Municipal Demarcation Board References ...
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