Albert Luthuli Local Municipality

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Albert Luthuli
Local municipality
Official seal of Albert Luthuli
Seal
Location in Mpumalanga
Location in Mpumalanga
Country South Africa
Province Mpumalanga
District Gert Sibande
Seat Carolina
Wards 25
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Busisiwe Shiba
Area
 • Total 5,559 km2 (2,146 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 186,010
 • Density 33/km2 (87/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 97.6%
 • Coloured 0.2%
 • Indian/Asian 0.4%
 • White 1.6%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Swazi 57.0%
 • Zulu 34.8%
 • English 2.0%
 • Afrikaans 1.6%
 • Other 4.6%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code MP301

Albert Luthuli Local Municipality, is a South African Local Municipality situated in the Gert Sibande District Municipality, Grass and Wetlands region, of Mpumalanga. It was named after Albert Luthuli. Carolina is the Seat of the municipality.

Main places[edit]

The 2001 census divided the municipality into the following main places:[4]

Place Code Area (km2) Population Most spoken language
Badplaas 80102 0.86 276 Swazi, Afrikaans
Bhevula 80103 11.91 4,092 Swazi
Carolina 80104 18.69 2,952 Afrikaans, Zulu
Diepgezet 80105 4.89 229 Swazi
Duma 80106 28.80 1,760 Zulu
Eerstehoek 80107 638.65 41,780 Zulu
Ekulundeni 80108 1.49 4,490 Swazi
Embhuleni 80109 63.37 45,249 Swazi
Emfumbeni 80110 24.29 1,314 Zulu
Emjindini 80111 12.41 1,202 Swazi
Empuluzi 80112 0.28 3 Swazi
Enikakuyengwa 80113 73.34 9,235 Swazi
Lukwatini 80114 4.86 5,181 Swazi
Mandlamakhulu 80115 17.87 1,067 Swazi
Mpisikazi 80116 49.57 19,415 Zulu
Mpuluzi 80117 7.84 11,855 Zulu
Ndlela 80118 14.56 3,012 Swazi
Sandleni 80119 27.06 544 Zulu
Silobela 80120 1.97 9,167 Zulu
Steynsdorp 80121 1.14 585 Swazi
Tshabalala 80122 2.32 3,296 Zulu
Remainder of the municipality 80101 4,566.75 21,242 Swazi

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of forty-nine members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Twenty-five councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in twenty-five wards, while the remaining twenty-four are chosen from party lists so that the total number of party representatives is proportional to the number of votes received. In the election of 18 May 2011 the African National Congress (ANC) won a majority of forty-four seats on the council.

The following table shows the results of the election.[5][6]

Party Votes Seats
Ward List Total  % Ward List Total
African National Congress 42,676 43,291 85,967 90.3 25 19 44
Democratic Alliance 2,759 2,544 5,303 5.6 0 3 3
National Freedom Party 808 901 1,709 1.8 0 1 1
Congress of the People 454 426 880 0.9 0 1 1
African Christian Democratic Party 480 295 775 0.8 0 0 0
Freedom Front Plus 304 229 533 0.6 0 0 0
Total 47,481 47,686 95,167 100.0 25 24 49
Spoilt votes 988 784 1,772

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact list: Executive Mayors". Government Communication & Information System. Retrieved 22 February 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Table: Census 2011 by district council, gender, age in 5 year groups and population group". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 6 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "Table: Census 2011 by district council, gender, language and population group". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 6 November 2012. 
  4. ^ Lookup Tables - Statistics South Africa
  5. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: Albert Luthuli". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Albert Luthuli". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 26°33′S 29°10′E / 26.550°S 29.167°E / -26.550; 29.167