eMadlangeni Local Municipality

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eMadlangeni
Local municipality
Official seal of eMadlangeni
Seal
Location in KwaZulu-Natal
Location in KwaZulu-Natal
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
District Amajuba
Seat Utrecht
Wards 4
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Chris Mabaso
Area
 • Total 3,539 km2 (1,366 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 34,442
 • Density 9.7/km2 (25/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 92.7%
 • Coloured 1.3%
 • Indian/Asian 0.1%
 • White 5.7%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Zulu 87.9%
 • Afrikaans 6.1%
 • English 1.7%
 • Other 4.3%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code KZN253

eMadlangeni Local Municipality, previously known as Utrecht Local Municipality, is an administrative area in the Amajuba District of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa.

Main places[edit]

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population
Utrecht 52503 57.60 4,365
Waterval 52502 19.01 2,948
Remainder of the municipality 52501 3,462.16 24,969

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of seven members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Four councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in four wards, while the remaining three 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 no party obtained a majority, and the African National Congress (ANC) and the National Freedom Party (NFP) formed a coalition to govern the municipality. The following table shows the results of the election.[5][6]

Party Votes Seats
Ward List Total  % Ward List Total
African National Congress 2,815 2,860 5,675 40.8 4 0 4
Inkatha Freedom Party 1,685 1,662 3,347 24.1 0 2 2
National Freedom Party 1,239 1,233 2,472 17.8 0 1 1
Democratic Alliance 599 608 1,207 8.7 0 1 1
Azanian People's Organisation 285 300 585 4.2 0 0 0
Freedom Front Plus 120 99 219 1.6 0 0 0
Royal Loyal Progress 70 65 135 1.0 0 0 0
African Christian Democratic Party 74 58 132 0.9 0 0 0
Congress of the People 49 43 92 0.7 0 0 0
Great Kongress of South Africa 14 27 41 0.3 0 0 0
Total 6,950 6,955 13,905 100.0 4 4 8
Spoilt votes 167 166 333

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: Emadlangeni". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Emadlangeni". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 

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Coordinates: 27°39′S 30°20′E / 27.650°S 30.333°E / -27.650; 30.333