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Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality

Template:Infobox South African municipality Buffalo City is a metropolitan municipality situated on the east coast of Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. It includes the towns of East London, Bhisho and King William's Town, as well as the large townships of Mdantsane and Zwelitsha.

The municipality was established as a local municipality in 2000 after South Africa's reorganisation of municipal areas, and is named after the Buffalo River, at whose mouth lies the only river port in South Africa. On 18 May 2011 it was separated from the Amathole District Municipality and converted into a metropolitan municipality.

The area has a well-developed manufacturing base, with the auto industry playing a major role. DaimlerChrysler has a large assembly plant located next to the port of East London, which produces a variety of vehicles for export.

The climate is mild, with year-round sunshine. Average rainfall is 850mm (33.5 inches).

The population of 701,873 (2001) is largely Black (85.2%), with White (8.4%) and Coloured (5.7%) minorities. There is also a small Indian community (0.6%).

The previous mayor, Rev. Sindisile Maclean (ANC), was elected in 2000. History was made in Buffalo City when the City elected its first female mayor on Friday, 17 March 2006. Ntombentle Peter was voted in as Executive Mayor at the inaugural meeting of the new council following the municipal elections.

Main places

The 2001 census divided the municipality into the following main places:[1]

Place Code Area (km2) Population
Airport Township 21401 1.15 2,689
Amagasela 21402 87.65 14,625
Amahleke 21403 22.02 7,006
Amandlambe 21404 119.89 13,259
Amantinde 21405 24.12 9,854
Area North 1924 21406 7.15 6,216
Berlin 21407 38.25 2,078
Bhisho 21408 5.76 6,479
Breidbach 21409 8.34 6,722
Cambridge 21411 3.08 5,687
Dimbaza 21412 10.24 23,424
Duncan Village 21413 1.90 41,003
East London 21414 156.70 135,560
Egoli Township 21415 0.35 1,854
Eluxolweni Part 1 21416 1.31 5,171
Eluxolweni Part 2 21455 3.21 2,160
Eluxozweni 21417 0.42 743
Ententeni 21418 0.84 3,030
Gompo Town 21419 0.72 2,832
Gonubie 21420 9.99 8,033
Ilitha 21421 2.92 7,242
Imidashane 21422 41.24 7,956
Imidushane 21423 3.52 0
Imiqayi 21424 34.54 2,672
Jaftas 21425 14.83 1,463
Joseph Williams 21426 14.54 720
Kambashe 21427 11.46 777
Kayser's Beach 21428 3.11 351
Khambashe 21429 392.99 41,005
Kidd's Beach 21430 0.59 436
King Williams Town 21431 55.98 28,121
Macleantown 21432 8.64 342
Mdantsane 21433 77.17 175,789
Mzamonhle 21434 0.53 7,123
Nahoon Dam Settlement 21435 0.95 138
Needs Camp 21436 8.94 6,138
Newlands 21437 57.27 19,057
Nompumelelo 21438 0.38 3,806
Park Ridge 21439 1.04 5,440
Parkside 21440 1.04 1,308
Peelton 21441 44.53 6,398
Pefferville 21442 1.17 24,409
Phakamisa 21443 0.22 698
Phato 21444 216.13 14,050
Pierie Main Forest 21445 0.30 248
Pirie 21446 25.55 3,018
Reeston 21447 4.65 6,266
Sea Vale 21448 0.79 312
Silverdale 21449 3.19 395
Skobeni 21450 2.80 2,291
Sunrise-On-Sea 21451 0.66 692
Tyusha 21452 14.84 1,605
Umqwakwebe 21453 7.78 1,489
Zwelitsha 21454 7.87 19,633
Remainder of the municipality 21410 950.64 12,129

Hospitals

The following hospitals are located in the municipal area:[2]

  • Life Beacon Bay Hospital [3]
  • Bhisho Provincial Hospital
  • Cecilia Makiwane Hospital (Mdantsane)
  • Duncan Village Day Hospital
  • East London Private Hospital
  • Fort Grey TB Hospital
  • Frere Hospital
  • Grey Provincial Hospital (King William's Town)
  • Grey Monument Private Clinic (King William's Town)
  • Mount Coke Hospital (replaced by Bhisho Hospital in December 1991)[4][5]
  • Nkqubela Chest Hospital (Mdantsane)
  • St Dominic’s Hospital
  • St James Hospital
  • St Marks Clinic

Town twinning

Buffalo City's town twins are:

References

External links

  • Buffalo City Official site
  • Eastern Cape Dept of Health list of hospitals

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