Kwa Sani Local Municipality

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Kwa Sani
Local municipality
Official seal of Kwa Sani
Seal
Location in KwaZulu-Natal
Location in KwaZulu-Natal
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
District Sisonke
Seat Himeville
Wards 4
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Thulani Khuluse
Area
 • Total 1,852 km2 (715 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 12,898
 • Density 7.0/km2 (18/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 87.9%
 • Coloured 0.9%
 • Indian/Asian 0.4%
 • White 10.5%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Zulu 82.2%
 • English 10.6%
 • Xhosa 2.4%
 • Sotho 1.6%
 • Other 3.2%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code KZN432

Kwa Sani Local Municipality is an administrative area in the Sisonke District of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa.

Kwa Sani is an isiZulu name. "Kwa" means "at" and "Sani" means "San people". The name was chosen because it was easy to pronounce for overseas visitors to the World Heritage Site of Ukhahlamba.[4]

Main places[edit]

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population
Batlokoa 54801 40.43 4,952
Himeville 54802 8.33 1,037
Isiminza 54803 41.99 2,683
Nxamalala 54805 2.25 300
Underberg Part 1 54806 19.93 2,054
Underberg Part 2 54808 3.27 298
Vergelegen Nature Reserve 54807 0.54 6
Remainder of the municipality 54804 1,062.85 3,976

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of seven members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Four councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in four wards, while the remaining three 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 five seats on the council. The following table shows the results of the election.[6][7]

Party Votes Seats
Ward List Total  % Ward List Total
African National Congress 2,611 2,800 5,411 65.6 4 1 5
Democratic Alliance 996 995 1,991 24.2 0 2 2
National Freedom Party 205 193 398 4.8 0 0 0
Inkatha Freedom Party 85 95 180 2.2 0 0 0
Independent 180 180 2.2 0 0
African Christian Democratic Party 22 22 44 0.5 0 0 0
Congress of the People 18 25 43 0.5 0 0 0
Total 4,117 4,130 8,247 100.0 4 3 7
Spoilt votes 116 105 221

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: Kwa Sani". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  7. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Kwa Sani". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 29°45′S 29°30′E / 29.750°S 29.500°E / -29.750; 29.500