Mkhondo Local Municipality

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Mkhondo
Local municipality
Official seal of Mkhondo
Seal
Location in Mpumalanga
Location in Mpumalanga
Country South Africa
Province Mpumalanga
District Gert Sibande
Seat Piet Retief
Wards 19
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Bhekabantu Hamilton Mtshali
Area
 • Total 4,882 km2 (1,885 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 171,982
 • Density 35/km2 (91/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 94.7%
 • Coloured 0.5%
 • Indian/Asian 0.8%
 • White 3.7%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Zulu 89.1%
 • Afrikaans 3.5%
 • English 2.4%
 • Swazi 1.8%
 • Other 3.2%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code MP303

Mkhondo Local Municipality, is a South African local municipality situated in the Gert Sibande District Municipality, of Mpumalanga. Piet Retief is the seat of the municipality.

Main places[edit]

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population Most spoken language
Amsterdam 80301 4.36 1,452 Zulu
Dirkiesdorp 80302 3.30 523 Zulu
Driefontein 80303 53.65 15,319 Zulu
Ethandakukhanya 80304 8.49 24,867 Zulu
KwaNgema 80305 12.13 1,003 Zulu
KwaThandeka 80306 2.91 5,085 Zulu
Ngema 80308 86.10 3,539 Zulu
Piet Retief 80309 55.41 13,052 Zulu
Shabalala 80310 13.71 807 Zulu
Remainder of the municipality 80307 4,628.84 77,246 Zulu

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of thirty-eight members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Nineteen councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in nineteen wards, while the remaining nineteen 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-eight 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 26,819 27,181 54,000 72.5 18 10 28
Democratic Alliance 6,171 6,170 12,341 16.6 1 5 6
National Freedom Party 1,886 1,785 3,671 4.9 0 2 2
Inkatha Freedom Party 1,336 1,267 2,603 3.5 0 1 1
Pan Africanist Congress 607 428 1,035 1.4 0 1 1
Freedom Front Plus 287 234 521 0.7 0 0 0
Congress of the People 96 237 333 0.5 0 0 0
Total 37,202 37,302 74,504 100.0 19 19 38
Spoilt votes 727 627 1,354

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

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 26°33′S 29°10′E / 26.550°S 29.167°E / -26.550; 29.167