Ezinqoleni Local Municipality

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Ezinqoleni
Local municipality
Official seal of Ezinqoleni
Seal
Location in KwaZulu-Natal
Location in KwaZulu-Natal
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
District Ugu
Seat Izingolweni
Wards 6
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Makhosezwe Amon Mpisi
Area
 • Total 648 km2 (250 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 52,540
 • Density 81/km2 (210/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 98.7%
 • Coloured 0.2%
 • Indian/Asian 0.2%
 • White 0.8%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Zulu 95.2%
 • Xhosa 1.7%
 • English 1.1%
 • Other 2%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code KZN215

Ezinqoleni Local Municipality is an administrative area in the Ugu District of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa.

Ezinqoleni is an isiZulu name word meaning "at the wagons". Traffic in the early days was by wagon drawn by donkeys and post carts drawn by mules.[4]

There is an acute shortage of basic services and facilities, housing, and employment.[5]

Main places[edit]

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population
Mthimude 50502 120.25 14,661
Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve 50503 9.59 0
Qinisela Manyuswa 50504 121.97 9,622
Vuxuzithathe 50505 84.87 26,757
Remainder of the municipality 50501 309.46 3,386

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of eleven members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Six councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in six wards, while the remaining five 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 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
African National Congress 9,733 10,185 19,918 67.3 6 2 8
National Freedom Party 2,691 2,250 4,941 16.7 0 2 2
Inkatha Freedom Party 1,907 1,865 3,772 12.8 0 1 1
Democratic Alliance 209 233 442 1.5 0 0 0
Congress of the People 162 130 292 1.0 0 0 0
African Christian Democratic Party 85 132 217 0.7 0 0 0
Total 14,787 14,795 29,582 100.0 6 5 11
Spoilt votes 347 362 709

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 - Ezinqoleni Municipality
  6. ^ Lookup Tables - Statistics South Africa
  7. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: Ezinqoleni". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  8. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Ezinqoleni". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 30°47′S 30°08′E / 30.783°S 30.133°E / -30.783; 30.133