eDumbe Local Municipality

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eDumbe
Local municipality
Official seal of eDumbe
Seal
Location in KwaZulu-Natal
Location in KwaZulu-Natal
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
District Zululand
Seat Paulpietersburg
Wards 8
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor M. B. Nxusa
Area
 • Total 1,943 km2 (750 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 82,053
 • Density 42/km2 (110/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 97.8%
 • Coloured 0.1%
 • Indian/Asian 0.2%
 • White 1.8%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Zulu 93.5%
 • English 1.3%
 • Southern Ndebele 1.2%
 • Afrikaans 1.1%
 • Other 2.9%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code KZN261

eDumbe Local Municipality is an administrative area in the Zululand District of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. The municipality is named after the Dumbe mountain.[4]

Only 23% of the municipality’s population live in an urban area while 77% live in the rural hinterland of the municipality. This factor has severe implications on actual service delivery and the cost thereof. Most settlements developed organically and are unplanned, lack basic services and facilities and provide limited opportunities for economic development.[5]

Main places[edit]

The 2001 census divided the municipality into the following main places:[6]

Place Code Area (km2) Population
Bilanyoni 52701 294.31 41,289
Dumbe 52702 2.67 6,942
Mthethwa 52704 69.25 9,471
Paulpietersburg 52705 2.20 1,462
Pongola Bush Nature Reserve 52706 8.75 197
Remainder of the municipality 52703 1,570.30 22,868

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of fifteen members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Eight councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in eight wards, while the remaining seven 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 National Freedom Party (NFP) won a majority of eight seats on the council. The following table shows the results of the election.[7][8]

Party Votes Seats
Ward List Total  % Ward List Total
National Freedom Party 10,315 10,237 20,552 51.9 6 2 8
African National Congress 5,418 5,514 10,932 27.6 2 2 4
Inkatha Freedom Party 3,157 3,188 6,345 16.0 0 2 2
Democratic Alliance 895 861 1,756 4.4 0 1 1
Independent 8 8 0.0 0 0
Total 19,793 19,800 39,593 100.0 8 7 15
Spoilt votes 286 273 559

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. ^ South African Languages - Place names
  5. ^ KwaZulu-Natal Top Business - èDumbe Municipality
  6. ^ Lookup Tables - Statistics South Africa
  7. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: Edumbe" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  8. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Edumbe" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 27°25′19″S 30°49′06″E / 27.42194°S 30.81833°E / -27.42194; 30.81833