Ndwedwe Local Municipality

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Ndwedwe
Local municipality
Official seal of Ndwedwe
Seal
Location in KwaZulu-Natal
Location in KwaZulu-Natal
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
District iLembe
Seat Ndwedwe
Wards 19
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Welile Kubheka
Area
 • Total 1,093 km2 (422 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 140,820
 • Density 130/km2 (330/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 98.4%
 • Coloured 0.2%
 • Indian/Asian 0.7%
 • White 0.3%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Zulu 92.0%
 • English 2.0%
 • Xhosa 1.9%
 • Southern Ndebele 1.5%
 • Other 2.6%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code KZN293

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

Primary kaolin deposits occur in Ndwedwe. Good quality material is found near Coqweni, Nozandla and Appelsbosch.[4]

Towns in the municipality include Ndwedwe, Glendale Heights.[5]

Main places[edit]

The 2001 census divided the municipality into the following main places:[6]

Place Code Area (km2) Population
Amalanga 54501 58.57 6,076
Chili 54502 12.13 2,124
Cibane 54503 4.49 492
Gcwensa 54504 54.99 10,982
Hlophe 54505 7.94 1,462
Inkumba/KwaNyuswa 54506 158.70 25,234
Iqadi 54507 48.85 7,973
Khumalo 54508 12.40 1,660
Luthuli 54509 24.97 4,415
Mangangeni/Vumazonke 54510 13.73 2,068
Mathonsi 54511 40.53 547
Mlamuli Nyuswa 54512 127.66 21,740
Ndwedwe 54513 193.48 9,964
Ngcolosi 54514 17.15 2,459
Ngongoma/Mavela 54515 43.68 11,643
Nhlangwini 54516 60.39 7,785
Nodunga 54517 45.27 3,015
Nyuswa/Nodwengu 54518 74.47 11,577
Qadi 54519 18.75 3,161
Qwabe (Madundube) 54520 23.06 2,677
Qwabe N 54521 8.90 3,545
Shangase 54522 54.62 7,795
Wosiyane 54523 51.62 4,114

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of thirty-seven members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Nineteen councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in nineteen wards, while the remaining eighteen 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-five seats on the council. The following table shows the results of the election.[7][8]

Party Votes Seats
Ward List Total  % Ward List Total
African National Congress 26,558 27,553 54,111 67.0 19 6 25
Inkatha Freedom Party 5,872 5,700 11,572 14.3 0 5 5
National Freedom Party 5,823 5,589 11,412 14.1 0 5 5
Democratic Alliance 747 628 1,375 1.7 0 1 1
African People's Convention 370 388 758 1.0 0 1 1
Independent 591 591 0.7 0 0
Congress of the People 194 191 385 0.5 0 0 0
Azanian People's Organisation 143 209 352 0.5 0 0 0
South African Democratic Congress 95 101 196 0.2 0 0 0
Total 40,393 40,359 80,752 100.0 19 18 37
Spoilt votes 882 806 1,688

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 - Ndwedwe Municipality
  5. ^ Provincial Profile 2004, KwaZulu-Natal, Statistics South Africa
  6. ^ Lookup Tables - Statistics South Africa
  7. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: Ndwedwe". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  8. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Ndwedwe". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 29°30′S 30°56′E / 29.500°S 30.933°E / -29.500; 30.933