Nkomazi Local Municipality

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Nkomazi
Local municipality
Official seal of Nkomazi
Seal
Location in Mpumalanga
Location in Mpumalanga
Country South Africa
Province Mpumalanga
District Ehlanzeni
Seat Malelane
Wards 33
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Thulisile Khoza
Area
 • Total 4,787 km2 (1,848 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 390,610
 • Density 82/km2 (210/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 97.7%
 • Coloured 0.2%
 • Indian/Asian 0.3%
 • White 1.6%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Swazi 88.5%
 • Tsonga 6.8%
 • Afrikaans 1.4%
 • English 1.1%
 • Other 2.2%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code MP324

Nkomazi Local Municipality, is a municipality of South Africa, located in the Ehlanzeni District Municipality, Mpumalanga. Malelane 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
Albertsnek 81701 0.02 108 Swazi
Baberton 81702 12.28 1,814 Swazi
Hectorspruit 81703 2.97 309 Afrikaans
Hoyi 81704 57.13 10,777 Swazi
Inyoni 81705 0.13 748 Tsonga
Kamhlushwa 81706 0.61 2,078 Swazi
Komatiepoort 81707 5.52 1,443 Afrikaans
Lugedlane 81708 123.79 29,816 Swazi
Malelane 81709 14.23 2,241 Afrikaans
Marloth Park 81710 17.70 469 Afrikaans
Matsamo Part 1 81711 392.15 105,277 Swazi
Matsamo Part 2 81718 1.11 3,659 Swazi
Mawewe 81712 238.62 21,038 Swazi
Mhlaba 81713 80.27 17,376 Swazi
Mlambo 81714 282.62 29,372 Swazi
Siboshwa 81716 160.58 71,719 Swazi
Strathmore Mine 81717 4.26 343 Swazi
Remainder of the municipality 81715 1,833.87 35,837 Swazi

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of sixty-five members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Thirty-three are elected by first-past-the-post voting in thirty-three wards, while the remaining thirty-two 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 seats on the council.

The following table shows the results of the 2011 election.[5][6]

Party Votes Seats
Ward List Total  % Ward List Total
African National Congress 72,866 76,028 148,894 89.4 33 27 60
Democratic Alliance 5,240 5,634 10,874 6.4 0 4 4
Independent 4,009 4,009 2.4 0 0
African Christian Democratic Party 745 626 1,371 0.8 0 1 1
African People's Convention 190 606 796 0.5 0 0 0
Pan Africanist Congress 247 294 541 0.3 0 0 0
Total 83,297 83,188 166,485 100.0 33 32 65
Spoilt votes 1,580 1,657 3,237

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: Nkomazi". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Nkomazi". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 

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Coordinates: 25°40′S 31°40′E / 25.667°S 31.667°E / -25.667; 31.667