Mandeni Local Municipality

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Mandeni
Local municipality
Official seal of Mandeni
Seal
Location in KwaZulu-Natal
Location in KwaZulu-Natal
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
District iLembe
Seat Mandeni
Wards 17
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Bhekithemba Lawrence Magwaza
Area
 • Total 545 km2 (210 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 138,078
 • Density 250/km2 (660/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 96.7%
 • Coloured 0.5%
 • Indian/Asian 1.7%
 • White 1.0%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Zulu 89.9%
 • English 4.6%
 • Southern Ndebele 1.2%
 • Other 4.3%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code KZN291

Mandeni Local Municipality (formerly eNdondakusuka Local Municipality) is an administrative area in the iLembe District of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa.

Manufacturing, elementary work and plant and machine work are the highest non-farming categories of labour. Mandeni includes substantial areas of commercial agriculture, with the bulk of these areas under sugar-cane. Agriculture is the main employment sector in the area.[4]

Main places[edit]

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population
eNdondakusuka 54301 160.30 6,126
Hlomendini 54302 24.74 1,339
Macambini 54303 161.89 34,337
Mandini 54304 10.05 3,944
Mathonsi 54305 68.93 21,692
Ntunzini 54306 28.32 2,412
Sikhonyane 54307 99.53 30,125
Sundumbili 54308 8.76 24,299
Tugela Mouth 54310 0.59 210
Tugela 54309 12.46 4,170
Umlalazi Nature Reserve 54311 4.26 0

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of thirty-four members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Seventeen councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in seventeen wards, while the remaining seventeen 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 twenty-three 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 23,629 24,128 47,757 65.9 16 7 23
National Freedom Party 6,230 5,853 12,083 16.7 0 6 6
Inkatha Freedom Party 4,596 4,558 9,154 12.6 1 3 4
Democratic Alliance 1,125 1,081 2,206 3.0 0 1 1
African People's Convention 283 257 540 0.7 0 0 0
Azanian People's Organisation 154 160 314 0.4 0 0 0
African Christian Democratic Party 118 117 235 0.3 0 0 0
Congress of the People 134 81 215 0.3 0 0 0
Total 36,269 36,235 72,504 100.0 17 17 34
Spoilt votes 720 647 1,367

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

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 29°09′06″S 31°24′29″E / 29.15167°S 31.40806°E / -29.15167; 31.40806