Mbonambi Local Municipality

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Mbonambi
Local municipality
Official seal of Mbonambi
Seal
Location in KwaZulu-Natal
Location in KwaZulu-Natal
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
District uThungulu
Seat KwaMbonambi
Wards 15
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Timothy Biyela
Area
 • Total 1,210 km2 (470 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 122,889
 • Density 100/km2 (260/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 98.8%
 • Coloured 0.2%
 • Indian/Asian 0.2%
 • White 0.8%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Zulu 92.6%
 • English 2.9%
 • Southern Ndebele 1.5%
 • Other 3%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code KZN281

Mbonambi is an administrative area in the uThungulu District of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. The municipality is named after the Mbonambi Local Tribal Authority, which covers most of the municipal area.[4]

Main places[edit]

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population
Kwambonambi Forest Reserve 53702 62.25 222
KwaMbonambi 53701 2.35 1,894
Mapelane Nature Reserve 53703 52.78 54
Mbonambi 53704 86.04 22,984
Mhlana 53705 515.65 64,527
Sokhulu 53706 98.17 12,632
Remainder of the municipality 53707 391.24 4,623

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of thirty members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Fifteen councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in fifteen wards, while the remaining fifteen 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 seventeen 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 21,311 22,081 43,392 54.8 10 7 17
Inkatha Freedom Party 12,894 12,400 25,294 31.9 5 5 10
National Freedom Party 4,406 4,417 8,823 11.1 0 3 3
Democratic Alliance 495 648 1,143 1.4 0 0 0
Independent 533 533 0.7 0 0
Total 39,639 39,546 79,185 100.0 15 15 30
Spoilt votes 789 723 1,521

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: Mfolozi" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  7. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Mfolozi" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 

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Coordinates: 28°48′S 32°06′E / 28.800°S 32.100°E / -28.800; 32.100