Emalahleni Local Municipality, Mpumalanga

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Emalahleni
Local municipality
Official seal of Emalahleni
Seal
Location in Mpumalanga
Location in Mpumalanga
Coordinates: 26°0′S 29°10′E / 26.000°S 29.167°E / -26.000; 29.167Coordinates: 26°0′S 29°10′E / 26.000°S 29.167°E / -26.000; 29.167
Country South Africa
Province Mpumalanga
District Nkangala
Seat Witbank
Wards 34
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Salome Sithole
Area
 • Total 2,678 km2 (1,034 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 395,466
 • Density 150/km2 (380/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 81.3%
 • Coloured 1.7%
 • Indian/Asian 0.9%
 • White 15.7%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Zulu 39.2%
 • Afrikaans 15.2%
 • Northern Sotho 11.4%
 • Southern Ndebele 9.0%
 • Other 25.2%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code MP312

Emalahleni Local Municipality is located in the Nkangala District Municipality of Mpumalanga province, South Africa. Emalahleni is an isiZulu and isiNdebele name meaning coal.[4]

Main places[edit]

The 2001 census divided the municipality into the following main places:[5]

Place Code Area (km2) Population Most spoken language
Boschmans Colliery 80901 0.63 3 Xhosa
Clewer 80902 36.52 2,657 Zulu
Coalville 80903 1.33 154 Afrikaans
Cologne 80904 0.45 120 Zulu
Coronation 80905 0.96 6 Southern Ndebele
Greenside Colliery 80907 10.86 1,314 Afrikaans
Hlalanikahle 80908 4.38 27,092 Zulu
Ikageng 80909 0.46 311 Zulu
Kendal 80910 32.65 285 Zulu
Khutala Colliery 80911 0.58 0 -
Klarinet 80912 0.52 195 Northern Sotho
Klipplaat 80913 0.14 249 Zulu
Klippoortjie 80914 0.99 382 Zulu
Kriel 80915 37.87 11,695 Afrikaans
KwaGuqa Part 1 80916 1.87 8,005 Northern Sotho
KwaGuqa Part 2 80918 8.57 67,461 Zulu
KwaGuqa Part 3 80919 0.09 189 Zulu
KwaGuqa Part 4 80920 0.21 1,997 Northern Sotho
KwaGuqa Part 5 80917 0.05 510 Northern Sotho
Landau Colliery 80921 4.71 1,707 Zulu
Lehlaka Park 80922 1.85 2,867 Zulu
Lekama 80923 0.48 283 Zulu
Madressa 80924 0.63 189 Zulu
Matla Coal Mine 80925 1.04 1,207 Xhosa
Naauwpoort 80926 0.50 1,782 Zulu
New Largo 80927 26.50 797 Zulu
Ogies 80928 1.50 897 Afrikaans
Pambili 80929 0.43 108 Northern Sotho
Paxton 80930 1.00 1,410 Zulu
Phoenix Colliery 80931 2.69 99 Afrikaans
Phola 80932 3.26 22,864 Zulu
Pine Ridge 80933 1.07 898 English
Reedstream Park 80934 1.19 905 Zulu
Rethabile 80935 1.12 762 Xhosa
Rietspruit Opencast Mine 80936 51.22 292 Southern Ndebele
Saaiwater 80937 0.12 270 Zulu
Soetvelde 80938 0.21 118 Zulu
Springbok 80939 0.90 369 Afrikaans
Tavistock Colliery 80940 0.66 0 -
Thubelihle 80941 0.96 5,746 Zulu
Travistock South 80943 0.47 307 Afrikaans
Travistock 80942 0.47 709 Zulu
Tweefontein 80944 0.93 650 Afrikaans
Vandyksdrif 80945 2.56 2,010 Sotho
Voltargo 80946 0.43 237 Zulu
Vosman 80947 2.15 13,126 Zulu
Witbank Consolidated Colliery 80949 0.13 249 Tsonga
Witbank 80948 240.39 61,093 Afrikaans
Witcons 80950 0.63 184 Afrikaans
Wolwekrans 80951 1.40 463 Afrikaans
Zaaiwater 80952 0.23 21 Southern Ndebele
Remainder of the municipality 80906 2,182.06 31,209 Zulu

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of sixty-eight members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Thirty-four are elected by first-past-the-post voting in thirty-four wards, while the remaining thirty-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-nine seats on the council.

The following table shows the results of the 2011 election.[6][7]

Party Votes Seats
Ward List Total  % Ward List Total
African National Congress 62,664 63,587 126,251 71.2 28 21 49
Democratic Alliance 22,572 22,404 44,976 25.4 6 12 18
Freedom Front Plus 785 677 1,462 1.7 0 1 1
Congress of the People 341 453 794 0.5 0 0 0
Independent 723 723 0.4 0 0
Azanian People's Organisation 300 392 692 0.4 0 0 0
African People's Convention 293 394 687 0.4 0 0 0
African Christian Democratic Party 352 296 648 0.4 0 0 0
Pan Africanist Congress 261 289 550 0.3 0 0 0
African Christian Alliance 159 122 281 0.2 0 0 0
National Freedom Party 30 159 189 0.1 0 0 0
Total 88,480 88,773 177,253 100.0 34 34 68
Spoilt votes 1,105 1,046 2,151

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact list: Executive Mayors". Government Communication & Information System. Retrieved 22 February 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Local Municipality". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 11 September 2013. 
  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. ^ Lookup Tables - Statistics South Africa
  6. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: Emalahleni". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Emalahleni". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 

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