Steve Tshwete Local Municipality

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Steve Tshwete
Local municipality
Official seal of Steve Tshwete
Seal
Location in Mpumalanga
Location in Mpumalanga
Coordinates: 25°50′S 29°35′E / 25.833°S 29.583°E / -25.833; 29.583Coordinates: 25°50′S 29°35′E / 25.833°S 29.583°E / -25.833; 29.583
Country South Africa
Province Mpumalanga
District Nkangala
Seat Middelburg
Wards 29
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Mike Masina
Area
 • Total 3,976 km2 (1,535 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 229,831
 • Density 58/km2 (150/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 73.6%
 • Coloured 2.6%
 • Indian/Asian 1.6%
 • White 21.8%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Zulu 28.3%
 • Afrikaans 22.6%
 • Southern Ndebele 14.9%
 • Northern Sotho 10.8%
 • Other 23.4%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code MP313

Steve Tshwete Local Municipality (formerly Middelburg Local Municipality) is located in the Nkangala District Municipality of Mpumalanga province, South Africa. The seat of Steve Tshwete Local Municipality is Middelburg. The local municipality was one of the four to have passed the 2009-10 audit by the Auditor-General of South Africa, who deemed it to have a clean administration.[4]

The municipality is named after Steve Tshwete, ANC activist imprisoned by the apartheid authorities on Robben Island from February 1964 to 1983.

Main places[edit]

The 2001 census divided the municipality into the following main places:[5]

Place Code Area (km2) Population Most spoken language
Doornkop 81001 4.56 1,191 Southern Ndebele
Hendrina 81002 2.63 890 Afrikaans
Kranspoort Dorp 81003 6.39 153 Afrikaans
KwaZamokuhle 81004 2.32 12,845 Zulu
Mhluzi 81005 7.06 46,012 Zulu
Middelburg 81006 63.14 42,306 Afrikaans
Remainder of the municipality 81007 3,891.16 39,399 Southern Ndebele

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of fifty-eight members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Twenty-nine are elected by first-past-the-post voting in twenty-nine wards, while the remaining twenty-nine 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 thirty-nine seats on the council.

The following table shows the results of the 2011 election.[6][7]

Party Votes Seats
Ward List Total  % Ward List Total
African National Congress 35,980 36,284 72,264 67.8 22 17 39
Democratic Alliance 15,152 14,962 30,114 28.3 7 10 17
Congress of the People 935 948 1,883 1.8 0 1 1
Freedom Front Plus 333 403 736 0.7 0 1 1
African Christian Democratic Party 412 290 702 0.7 0 0 0
National Freedom Party 260 298 558 0.5 0 0 0
Pan Africanist Congress 115 123 238 0.2 0 0 0
Independent 65 65 0.1 0 0
Total 53,252 53,308 106,560 100.0 29 29 58
Spoilt votes 727 663 1,390

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. ^ Auditor-General urges South Africa’s mayors to lead the drive towards clean administration by 2014
  5. ^ Lookup Tables - Statistics South Africa
  6. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: Steve Tshwete". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Steve Tshwete". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 

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