Nquthu Local Municipality

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Nquthu
Local municipality
Official seal of Nquthu
Seal
Location in KwaZulu-Natal
Location in KwaZulu-Natal
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
District uMzinyathi
Seat Nquthu
Wards 17
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Nethile Mariah Zungu
Area
 • Total 1,962 km2 (758 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 165,307
 • Density 84/km2 (220/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 99.7%
 • Coloured 0.1%
 • Indian/Asian 0.1%
 • White 0.1%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Zulu 90.1%
 • Sotho 6.6%
 • Other 3.3%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code KZN242

Nquthu Local Municipality is an administrative area in the Umzinyathi District of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. Nquthu is an isiZulu name meaning "the back of the head".[4]

Isandlwana, the site of the historic Anglo-Zulu war battle which took place on 22 January 1879, is a well known tourist destination worldwide.[5]

Main places[edit]

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population
Buthanani 52001 88.20 9,050
Emandleni 52002 250.76 8,877
Godide 52003 46.00 2,191
Hlatshwayo 52004 49.50 5,135
Khiphinkunzi 52005 168.71 26,233
Mangidini 52006 39.48 2,963
Mbokodwebomvu 52007 81.09 6,083
Molefe 52008 547.55 61,029
Nondweni 52009 7.61 7,173
Nqutu 52010 40.69 8,113
Vulindlela 52011 94.34 4,335
Zondi 52012 40.03 3,834

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of thirty-four members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Seventeen councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in seventeen wards, while the remaining seventeen 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 no party obtained a majority, and the African National Congress (ANC) and the National Freedom Party (NFP) formed a coalition to govern the municipality. The following table shows the results of the election.[7][8]

Party Votes Seats
Ward List Total  % Ward List Total
African National Congress 15,648 16,374 32,022 40.4 7 7 14
Inkatha Freedom Party 15,910 15,886 31,796 40.1 8 6 14
National Freedom Party 6,513 6,372 12,885 16.2 2 3 5
Democratic Alliance 706 620 1,326 1.7 0 1 1
Independent 486 486 0.6 0 0
African Christian Democratic Party 206 175 381 0.5 0 0 0
Royal Loyal Progress 80 185 265 0.3 0 0 0
Federal Congress 65 117 182 0.2 0 0 0
Total 39,614 39,729 79,343 100.0 17 17 34
Spoilt votes 662 754 1,416

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. ^ KwaZulu-Natal Top Business - Nquthu Municipality
  6. ^ Lookup Tables - Statistics South Africa
  7. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: Nqutu". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  8. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Nqutu". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 

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Coordinates: 28°12′38″S 30°40′36″E / 28.21056°S 30.67667°E / -28.21056; 30.67667