Imbabazane Local Municipality

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Imbabazane
Local municipality
Official seal of Imbabazane
Seal
Location in KwaZulu-Natal
Location in KwaZulu-Natal
Coordinates: 29°00′S 29°53′E / 29.000°S 29.883°E / -29.000; 29.883Coordinates: 29°00′S 29°53′E / 29.000°S 29.883°E / -29.000; 29.883
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
District uThukela
Seat Estcourt
Wards 13
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Hlanganani Dlamini
Area
 • Total 1,426 km2 (551 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 113,073
 • Density 79/km2 (210/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 99.5%
 • Coloured 0.1%
 • Indian/Asian 0.1%
 • White 0.2%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Zulu 95.4%
 • English 1.5%
 • Southern Ndebele 1.2%
 • Other 1.9%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code KZN236

Imbabazane Local Municipality is an administrative area in the Uthukela District of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. Imbabazane is the name of an African tree.[4]

Main places[edit]

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population
Abambo 51801 45.88 9,554
Amangwe 51802 285.43 43,535
Dlamini 51803 25.29 3,983
Estcourt 51804 66.27 11,772
Hlubi 51805 29.71 4,697
Mabaso 51807 46.71 15,849
Mhlungwini 51808 59.10 22,274
Zwelisha 51809 9.79 7,211
Remainder of the municipality 51806 284.42 1,067

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of twenty-five members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Thirteen councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in thirteen wards, while the remaining twelve 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; the African National Congress won twelve seats, the National Freedom Party seven, and the Inkatha Freedom Party five. The ANC and NFP formed a coalition to govern the municipality. The following table shows the results of the election.[6][7]

Party Votes Seats
Ward List Total  % Ward List Total
African National Congress 14,823 15,135 29,958 49.2 11 1 12
National Freedom Party 8,435 8,084 16,519 27.2 1 6 7
Inkatha Freedom Party 6,498 6,749 13,247 21.8 1 4 5
Democratic Alliance 586 524 1,110 1.8 0 1 1
Total 30,342 30,492 60,834 100.0 13 12 25
Spoilt votes 841 714 1,555

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

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