KwaDukuza Local Municipality

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This article is about the Local municipality. For the town with the same name, see KwaDukuza, KwaZulu-Natal.
KwaDukuza
Local municipality
Official seal of KwaDukuza
Seal
Location of KwaDukuza Local Municipality within KwaZulu-Natal
Location of KwaDukuza Local Municipality within KwaZulu-Natal
Coordinates: 29°27′S 31°13′E / 29.450°S 31.217°E / -29.450; 31.217Coordinates: 29°27′S 31°13′E / 29.450°S 31.217°E / -29.450; 31.217
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
District iLembe
Seat KwaDukuza
Wards 27
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor S.S. Gumede
Area
 • Total 735 km2 (284 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 231,187
 • Density 310/km2 (810/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 78.8%
 • Coloured 1.0%
 • Indian/Asian 14.1%
 • White 5.6%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Zulu 66.1%
 • English 20.8%
 • Xhosa 7.0%
 • Afrikaans 1.5%
 • Other 4.6%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code KZN292

KwaDukuza Local Municipality is a municipality in the iLembe District Municipality, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Main places[edit]

The 2001 census divided the municipality into the following main places:[4]

Place Code Area (km2) Population
Ballito 54401 5.66 4,115
Blythedale Beach 54402 0.63 466
Darnall 54403 18.19 7,413
Mathonsi 54405 11.49 4,813
Qwabe (Madundube) 54406 19.54 833
Salt Rock 54407 3.03 2,326
Shaka's Rock 54408 0.69 593
Shakaskraal 54409 2.06 4,574
Stanger 54410 77.71 98,280
Tinley Manor Beach 54411 0.67 473
Zinkwazi Beach 54412 1.36 469
Remainder of the municipality 54404 490.62 34,210

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of fifty-three members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Twenty-seven councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in twenty-seven wards, while the remaining twenty-six 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 thirty-seven seats on the council. The following table shows the results of the election.[5][6]

Party Votes Seats
Ward List Total  % Ward List Total
African National Congress 42,800 45,281 88,081 68.9 22 15 37
Democratic Alliance 8,489 9,467 17,956 14.1 4 4 8
Inkatha Freedom Party 4,829 4,681 9,510 7.4 1 3 4
National Freedom Party 2,328 2,331 4,659 3.6 0 2 2
Independent 2,966 2,966 2.3 0 0
African Christian Democratic Party 1,296 1,193 2,489 2.0 0 1 1
Minority Front 645 667 1,312 1.0 0 1 1
Congress of the People 398 388 786 0.6 0 0 0
Federal Congress 7 77 84 0.1 0 0 0
Total 63,758 64,085 127,843 100.0 27 26 53
Spoilt votes 1,392 1,173 2,565

See also[edit]

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

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