Mpofana Local Municipality

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Mpofana
Local municipality
Official seal of Mpofana
Seal
Location in KwaZulu-Natal
Location in KwaZulu-Natal
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
District uMgungundlovu
Seat Mooi River
Wards 4
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Mcedisi Mthethwa
Area
 • Total 1,820 km2 (700 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 38,103
 • Density 21/km2 (54/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 92.1%
 • Coloured 0.6%
 • Indian/Asian 1.8%
 • White 5.2%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Zulu 87.0%
 • English 7.0%
 • Southern Ndebele 1.2%
 • Other 4.8%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code KZN223

Mpofana Local Municipality is an administrative area in the UMgungundlovu District of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa.

Main places[edit]

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population
Mooi River 50902 13.42 13,408
Rosetta 50903 1.49 299
Remainder of the municipality 50901 1,642.85 23,104

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.[5][6]

Party Votes Seats
Ward List Total  % Ward List Total
African National Congress 6,602 6,721 13,323 70.0 4 1 5
Democratic Alliance 1,243 1,182 2,425 12.7 0 1 1
Inkatha Freedom Party 1,113 1,141 2,254 11.8 0 1 1
National Freedom Party 522 455 977 5.1 0 0 0
African Christian Democratic Party 35 31 66 0.3 0 0 0
Total 9,515 9,530 19,045 100.0 4 3 7
Spoilt votes 110 94 204

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: Mooi Mpofana". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Mooi Mpofana". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 29°09′33″S 29°57′45″E / 29.15917°S 29.96250°E / -29.15917; 29.96250