Spoils politics: the case of Nelson Mandela Bay: case study report
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Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality (NMBMM) is located on the southern coast of South Africa along the Indian Ocean. The municipality includes Port Elizabeth, Uitenhage and Despatch with their surrounding areas. The total area of the municipality is 1959.02 km. The estimated population size is 1 263 051 people (Community Survey, 2016), with a population growth rate of 2.09% per annum. In 2016, the NMBMMs population consisted of 63.23% African (799 000), 12.81% White (162 000), 22.97% Coloured (290 000) and 0.98% Asian (12 400) people. The largest share of population is within the young working age category (25-44 years) with a total number of 432 000 or 34.2% of the total population (Community Survey, 2016).