Thembisile Hani Local Municipality

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Thembisile Hani
Local municipality
Official seal of Thembisile Hani
Seal
Location in Mpumalanga
Location in Mpumalanga
Coordinates: 25°30′S 28°55′E / 25.500°S 28.917°E / -25.500; 28.917Coordinates: 25°30′S 28°55′E / 25.500°S 28.917°E / -25.500; 28.917
Country South Africa
Province Mpumalanga
District Nkangala
Seat eMpumalanga
Wards 32
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Ndaweni Mahlangu
Area
 • Total 2,384 km2 (920 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 310,458
 • Density 130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 99.2%
 • Coloured 0.2%
 • Indian/Asian 0.3%
 • White 0.1%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Southern Ndebele 58.5%
 • Northern Sotho 12.6%
 • Zulu 12.5%
 • Sotho 4.8%
 • Other 11.6%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code MP315

Thembisile Hani Local Municipality is located in the Nkangala District Municipality of Mpumalanga province, South Africa. It is a semi-urban local Municipality consisting of 57 villages within which there are 5 (five) established townships.

The municipality is named after Thembisile Chris Hani, Secretary General of the South African Communist Party, who was assassinated on 10 April 1993.

Main places[edit]

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population Most spoken language
Ekangala 81201 5.61 1,509 Zulu
KwaMhlanga Part 1 81202 254.72 71,756 Southern Ndebele
KwaMhlanga Part 2 81215 5.91 6,085 Southern Ndebele
Mabusa National Park 81203 100.64 99 Sotho
Mkobola 81204 320.15 107,560 Southern Ndebele
Moutse 3 81205 1.68 1,788 Northern Sotho
Sokhulumi 81206 0.33 610 Southern Ndebele
Thokoza 81208 2.27 4,459 Southern Ndebele
Tweefontein North 81210 12.07 20,722 Southern Ndebele
Tweefontein South 81211 13.91 24,407 Southern Ndebele
Tweefontein 81209 23.26 45 Northern Sotho
Vezubuhle 81212 5.26 10,399 Southern Ndebele
Vlakfontein 81213 0.76 548 Southern Ndebele
Wolvenkop 81214 1.34 2,161 Southern Ndebele
Remainder of the municipality 81207 1,761.83 6,704 Southern Ndebele

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of sixty-four members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Thirty-two are elected by first-past-the-post voting in thirty-two 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 fifty-one 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 57,937 60,173 118,110 78.8 31 20 51
Sindawonye Progressive Party 4,547 4,902 9,449 6.3 0 4 4
Democratic Alliance 4,829 4,582 9,411 6.3 0 4 4
Independent 3,770 3,770 2.5 1 1
African People's Convention 1,559 1,452 3,011 2.0 0 1 1
Ikusasa Lesizwe Independent Movement 795 1,924 2,719 1.8 0 1 1
Pan Africanist Congress 448 434 882 0.6 0 1 1
African Christian Democratic Party 434 410 844 0.6 0 1 1
Congress of the People 277 542 819 0.6 0 0 0
Azanian People's Organisation 313 473 786 0.5 0 0 0
National Freedom Party 159 159 0.1 0 0 0
Total 74,909 75,051 149,960 100.0 32 32 64
Spoilt votes 1,848 1,750 3,598

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: Thembisile" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Thembisile" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 

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