uMuziwabantu Local Municipality

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uMuziwabantu
Local municipality
Official seal of uMuziwabantu
Seal
Location in KwaZulu-Natal
Location in KwaZulu-Natal
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
District Ugu
Seat Harding
Wards 10
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Dumile Abednigo Ngubo
Area
 • Total 1,089 km2 (420 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 96,556
 • Density 89/km2 (230/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 97.9%
 • Coloured 1.1%
 • Indian/Asian 0.4%
 • White 0.5%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Zulu 88.2%
 • Xhosa 4.9%
 • English 2.9%
 • Southern Ndebele 1.3%
 • Other 2.7%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code KZN214

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

Umuziwabantu is an isiZulu name meaning "the people's home", or a home with wide open doors where everyone is welcome.[4]

The main source of income for the area is derived from the municipality’s extensive wattle, gum, pine and poplar plantations, and associated industries, including saw mills and furniture-making factories.[5]

Main places[edit]

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population
Dlamini 50401 100.82 7,802
Duma 50402 23.22 2,303
Harding 50403 32.63 5,236
Machi 50404 19.47 2,932
Machi/Zibonda 50405 206.63 47,252
Mbotho 50406 61.6 6,634
Nhlangano 50407 89.85 14,395
Nyuswa 50408 2 66
Quebela 50409 0.77 1,110
Shwawu 50410 4.74 1,069
Weza 50412 1.03 579
Remainder of the municipality 50411 545.76 2,971

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of nineteen members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Ten councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in ten wards, while the remaining 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 twelve seats on the council. The following table shows the results of the election.[7][8]

Party Votes Seats
Ward List Total  % Ward List Total
African National Congress 15,265 15,620 30,885 63.9 9 3 12
National Freedom Party 4,753 4,530 9,283 19.2 1 3 4
Inkatha Freedom Party 2,920 2,797 5,717 11.8 0 2 2
Democratic Alliance 910 929 1,839 3.8 0 1 1
Congress of the People 294 284 578 1.2 0 0 0
Total 24,142 24,160 48,302 100.0 10 9 19
Spoilt votes 508 499 1,007

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

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Coordinates: 30°45′S 30°26′E / 30.750°S 30.433°E / -30.750; 30.433