Jozini Local Municipality

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Jozini
Local municipality
Official seal of Jozini
Seal
Location in KwaZulu-Natal
Location in KwaZulu-Natal
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
District uMkhanyakude
Seat Jozini
Wards 20
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Thembeni Petty Mthethwa
Area
 • Total 3,442 km2 (1,329 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 186,502
 • Density 54/km2 (140/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 99.2%
 • Coloured 0.1%
 • Indian/Asian 0.2%
 • White 0.3%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Zulu 95.1%
 • English 1.2%
 • Southern Ndebele 1.1%
 • Other 2.6%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code KZN272

Jozini is an administrative area in the Umkhanyakude District of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. Significant portions of Jozini have been neglected in terms of economic development. There is a great disparity between the level of service and infrastructure provision between settlement nodes, such as the towns of Mkuze and Jozini, and the surrounding rural areas. Most of the rural area is associated with a lack of development, poverty and poor service provision.[4]

Main places[edit]

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population
Ingwavuma 53301 1.72 1,089
Jozini 53312 0.45 543
Manukuza/Jobe 53303 280.65 18,277
Mathenjwa 53304 435.13 26,332
Mkuze 53305 1.04 1,834
Mngomezulu 53306 277.82 18,676
Myeni/Ngwenya 53307 138.34 10,146
Myeni/Ntsinde 53308 172.91 16,524
Ndumu Game Reserve 53309 110.43 72
Nyawo 53310 909.85 68,148
Sqakatha 53311 238.22 19,818
Remainder of the municipality 53302 523.02 2,628

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of forty members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Twenty councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in twenty wards, while the remaining twenty 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, and the African National Congress (ANC) and the National Freedom Party (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 24,448 24,704 49,152 49.8 13 7 20
Inkatha Freedom Party 19,618 19,413 39,031 39.6 7 9 16
National Freedom Party 4,874 4,689 9,563 9.7 0 4 4
Democratic Alliance 59 278 337 0.3 0 0 0
African Christian Democratic Party 218 96 314 0.3 0 0 0
Federal Congress 53 80 133 0.1 0 0 0
South African Democratic Congress 6 39 45 0.0 0 0 0
Independent 43 43 0.0 0 0
Total 49,319 49,299 98,618 100.0 20 20 40
Spoilt votes 569 630 1,199

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

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Coordinates: 27°25′45″S 32°04′00″E / 27.42917°S 32.06667°E / -27.42917; 32.06667