Embalenhle shown within Mpumalanga

Coordinates: 26°32′46″S 29°04′52″E / 26.546°S 29.081°E / -26.546; 29.081Coordinates: 26°32′46″S 29°04′52″E / 26.546°S 29.081°E / -26.546; 29.081
Country South Africa
Province Mpumalanga
District Gert Sibande
Municipality Govan Mbeki
  Total 19.65 km2 (7.59 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
  Total 118,889
  Density 6,100/km2 (16,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
  Black African 99.0%
  Coloured 0.4%
  Indian/Asian 0.2%
  White 0.2%
  Other 0.2%
First languages (2011)[1]
  Zulu 49.8%
  Xhosa 10.9%
  Sotho 10.1%
  S. Ndebele 9.1%
  Other 20.0%
Postal code (street) 2285
PO box 2285

Embalenhle is a township in Govan Mbeki Local Municipality in the Mpumalanga province of South Africa.

It was established in the 1970s to serve as a black-only township for the neighbouring Secunda, which was founded at the same time. A substantial part of housing in eMbalenhle has been constructed by Sasol for its workers.[2]


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