Mbombela Local Municipality

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Mbombela
Local municipality
Official seal of Mbombela
Seal
Location in Mpumalanga
Location in Mpumalanga
Coordinates: 25°25′S 30°55′E / 25.417°S 30.917°E / -25.417; 30.917Coordinates: 25°25′S 30°55′E / 25.417°S 30.917°E / -25.417; 30.917
Country South Africa
Province Mpumalanga
District Ehlanzeni
Seat Nelspruit
Wards 39
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Cathrine Dlamini
Area
 • Total 5,394 km2 (2,083 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 588,794
 • Density 110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 89.4%
 • Coloured 0.9%
 • Indian/Asian 0.7%
 • White 8.7%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Swazi 78.7%
 • Afrikaans 6.8%
 • English 4.6%
 • Tsonga 4.1%
 • Other 5.8%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code MP322

Mbombela Local Municipality is an administrative area in the Ehlanzeni District of Mpumalanga in South Africa. Mbombela is a siSwati name meaning "a lot of people in a small space".[4]

Main places[edit]

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population Most spoken language
Broedershoek 81501 0.60 265 Swazi
Gutshwa 81502 179.94 34,388 Swazi
Hazyview 81503 4.69 1,287 Afrikaans
KaBokweni 81504 4.49 12,949 Swazi
Kanyamazane 81505 15.33 36,020 Swazi
Khamagugu 81506 1.57 1,890 Swazi
Lomshiyo 81507 16.72 815 Swazi
Masoyi 81508 60.88 54,172 Swazi
Mataffin 81509 30.18 3,723 Swazi
Matsulu 81510 11.64 37,792 Swazi
Mbuyane 81512 88.69 57,213 Swazi
Mdluli 81513 21.22 2,753 Swazi
Mpakeni 81514 83.71 24,066 Swazi
Msogwaba 81515 37.83 82,509 Swazi
Nakambeni 81516 0.23 721 Swazi
Nelspruit 81517 46.47 21,540 Afrikaans
Ngodini 81518 0.11 367 Swazi
Ngodwana 81519 1.14 759 Afrikaans
Nkambeni 81520 120.72 46,746 Swazi
Nsikazi Part 1 81521 42.35 1,411 Swazi
Nsikazi Part 2 81525 1.01 118 Swazi
Rocky Drift 81522 3.18 150 Afrikaans
Wendywood 81523 0.30 57 English
Witrivier 81524 23.15 8,211 Afrikaans
Remainder of the municipality 81511 2,529.46 44,904 Swazi

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of seventy-eight members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Thirty-nine councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in thirty-nine wards, while the remaining thirty-nine 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 sixty-six 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 121,576 123,376 244,952 84.8 35 31 66
Democratic Alliance 18,890 18,559 37,449 13.0 4 6 10
African Christian Democratic Party 1,638 492 2,130 0.7 0 1 1
Pan Africanist Congress 736 476 1,212 0.4 0 1 1
Congress of the People 601 602 1,203 0.4 0 0 0
African People's Convention 481 588 1,069 0.4 0 0 0
Freedom Front Plus 407 381 788 0.3 0 0 0
Total 144,329 144,474 288,803 100.0 39 39 78
Spoilt votes 1,680 1,388 3,068

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: Mbombela". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Mbombela". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 

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