Indaka Local Municipality

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Indaka
Local municipality
Official seal of Indaka
Seal
Location in KwaZulu-Natal
Location in KwaZulu-Natal
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
District uThukela
Seat Wasbank
Wards 10
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Nkosinathi Berrington Mchunu
Area
 • Total 992 km2 (383 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 103,116
 • Density 100/km2 (270/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 99.6%
 • Coloured 0.1%
 • Indian/Asian 0.2%
 • White 0.1%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Zulu 95.9%
 • Southern Ndebele 1.2%
 • Other 2.9%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code KZN233

Indaka Local Municipality is an administrative area in the Uthukela District of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. The municipality is named after the Indaka River that runs through the municipal area.[4]

Indaka is a predominately rural municipality, and has no national roads running through it.[5] Indaka's economy is currently relying on subsistence agriculture, government services and private household employment.[5]

Main places[edit]

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population
Ekuvukeni 51501 2.62 12,384
Ingwe 51503 75.19 5,203
Kliprivier 51504 1.04 998
Mabaso 51505 83.50 7,034
Mbhense 51506 15.32 8,895
Mchunu 51507 107.28 19,417
Mthembu 51508 338.79 23,000
Nxumalo 51509 45.61 9,205
Sgweje 51510 19.00 8,015
Sithole 51511 199.91 18,742
Remainder of the municipality 51502 103.75 747

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of twenty members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Ten councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in ten wards, while the remaining ten 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 Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) won eight seats while the African National Congress (ANC) and National Freedom Party (NFP) won six seats each. The ANC and NFP formed a coalition to govern the municipality. The following table shows the results of the election.[7][8]

Party Votes Seats
Ward List Total  % Ward List Total
Inkatha Freedom Party 9,710 9,780 19,490 37.5 5 3 8
African National Congress 7,622 8,015 15,637 30.1 2 4 6
National Freedom Party 7,443 7,444 14,887 28.6 3 3 6
Democratic Alliance 511 527 1,038 2.0 0 0 0
Independent 327 327 0.6 0 0
African Christian Democratic Party 198 125 323 0.6 0 0 0
Congress of the People 146 135 281 0.5 0 0 0
Total 25,957 26,026 51,983 100.0 10 10 20
Spoilt votes 455 434 889

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. ^ a b KwaZulu-Natal Top Business - Indaka Municipality
  6. ^ Lookup Tables - Statistics South Africa
  7. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: Indaka". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  8. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Indaka". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 28°18′S 30°06′E / 28.300°S 30.100°E / -28.300; 30.100