uMngeni Local Municipality

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uMngeni
Local municipality
Official seal of uMngeni
Seal
Location in KwaZulu-Natal
Location in KwaZulu-Natal
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
District uMgungundlovu
Seat Howick
Wards 12
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Edwid Dladla
Area
 • Total 1,567 km2 (605 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 92,710
 • Density 59/km2 (150/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 75.0%
 • Coloured 1.5%
 • Indian/Asian 3.8%
 • White 19.4%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Zulu 64.3%
 • English 25.5%
 • Sotho 3.8%
 • Afrikaans 2.1%
 • Other 4.3%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code KZN222

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

The municipality is named after the Umgeni River that runs through the municipal area.[4]

Main places[edit]

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population
Hilton 50801 12.92 4,675
Howick 50802 12.80 11,057
Karkloof Nature Reserve 50803 7.60 24
Kwamavana 50804 2.85 3,088
Lidgetton 50805 0.48 952
Mashingeni 50806 5.58 811
Mathandubisi 50807 0.16 2,088
Midmar Nature Reserve 50808 80.75 548
Mount Michael 50809 7.16 792
Mpophomeni 50810 5.10 21,139
Nxamalala 50811 6.81 4,144
Umgeni Valley Nature Reserve 50812 28.58 78
Remainder of the municipality 50813 1,394.00 24,499

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of twenty-three members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Twelve councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in twelve wards, while the remaining eleven 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 fourteen seats on the council. The following table shows the results of the election.[6][7]

Party Votes Seats
Ward List Total  % Ward List Total
African National Congress 16,206 17,517 33,723 56.8 8 6 14
Democratic Alliance 11,253 11,292 22,545 38.0 4 5 9
Independent 1,639 1,639 2.8 0 0
Inkatha Freedom Party 527 523 1,050 1.8 0 0 0
African Christian Democratic Party 171 197 368 0.6 0 0 0
Total 29,796 29,529 59,325 100.0 12 11 23
Spoilt votes 391 524 915

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. ^ Lookup Tables - Statistics South Africa
  6. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: Umngeni". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  7. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Umngeni". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 29°29′21″S 30°13′37″E / 29.48917°S 30.22694°E / -29.48917; 30.22694