Ingwe Local Municipality

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Ingwe
Local municipality
Official seal of Ingwe
Seal
Location in KwaZulu-Natal
Location in KwaZulu-Natal
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
District Sisonke
Seat Creighton
Wards 11
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Nomangungu Luzulane
Area
 • Total 1,976 km2 (763 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 100,548
 • Density 51/km2 (130/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 98.7%
 • Coloured 0.2%
 • Indian/Asian 0.1%
 • White 0.8%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Zulu 94.7%
 • English 1.6%
 • Southern Ndebele 1.2%
 • Other 2.5%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code KZN431

Ingwe Local Municipality is an administrative area in the Sisonke District of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. Ingwe is an isiZulu name word that means leopard. The municipality was given the name because there were leopards in this area many years ago.[4]

The Ingwe municipality is exceptionally poor and underdeveloped, relying heavily on agriculture as the main source of livelihood. The lack of a major trading centre such as the neighbouring towns of Underberg and Ixopo has limited the economic growth opportunities for this municipality.[5]

Main places[edit]

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population
Amacala Gwala 54701 20.29 5,387
Amangwane 54702 29.09 1,095
Bhidla 54703 283.82 35,404
Bulwer 54704 4.03 731
Creighton 54705 3.49 456
Donnybrook 54706 0.92 218
Esibonelo Esihle 54707 81.96 7,000
Impendle 54708 211.66 920
Ixopo 54710 16.75 2,982
Madzikone 54711 59.00 10,602
Memela 54712 87.40 19,319
Ncwadi 54713 35.43 3,974
Nxamalala 54714 3.67 0
Sandanezwe 54715 42.72 4,827
Tarsvaly 54716 2.03 990
Zashuke 54717 79.29 6,827
Remainder of the municipality 54709 1,008.65 6,819

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of twenty-two members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Eleven councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in eleven wards, while the remaining eleven 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 sixteen 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 19,846 20,588 40,434 72.9 11 5 16
Inkatha Freedom Party 3,183 3,140 6,323 11.4 0 3 3
National Freedom Party 2,869 3,038 5,907 10.7 0 2 2
Democratic Alliance 517 776 1,293 2.3 0 1 1
Independent 916 916 1.7 0 0
African Christian Democratic Party 329 250 579 1.0 0 0 0
Total 27,660 27,792 55,452 100.0 11 11 22
Spoilt votes 726 673 1,399

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

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Coordinates: 30°01′35″S 29°50′23″E / 30.02639°S 29.83972°E / -30.02639; 29.83972