Ubuhlebezwe Local Municipality

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Ubuhlebezwe
Local municipality
Official seal of Ubuhlebezwe
Seal
Location in KwaZulu-Natal
Location in KwaZulu-Natal
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
District Harry Gwala District
Seat Ixopo
Wards 12
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Noleen Joanne Peterson
Area
 • Total 1,604 km2 (619 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 101,691
 • Density 63/km2 (160/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 97.5%
 • Coloured 1.2%
 • Indian/Asian 0.4%
 • White 0.8%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Zulu 91.6%
 • English 3.1%
 • Xhosa 1.6%
 • Southern Ndebele 1.3%
 • Other 2.4%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code KZN434

Ubuhlebezwe Local Municipality is an administrative area in the Sisonke District of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. Ubuhlebezwe is an isiZulu name meaning "The Beauty of the Land". The name is derived from Alan Paton's novel, Cry, The Beloved Country.[4]

Main places[edit]

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population
Amakhuze 55101 40.53 4,726
Dlamini/Vusathina Mazulu 55102 19.13 3,532
Dunge 55103 47.70 2,666
Ikhwezi/Lokusa 55104 48.56 12,316
Ixopo 55105 6.24 8,434
Izimpethu Endlovu 55106 10.23 751
Mjoli/Mawushe(Sizwe Hlanganani) 55107 72.47 12,580
Nyuswa 55108 33.78 4,063
Shiyabanye/Nhlangwini 55109 85.96 11,476
Ukuthula 55111 20.04 10,208
Vukani 55112 55.92 9,804
Vumakwenza/Sangcwaba 55113 94.13 4,524
Remainder of the municipality 55110 1,091.78 16,873

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of twenty-four members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Twelve councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in twelve wards, while the remaining twelve 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 eighteen 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 19,824 20,110 39,934 74.9 12 6 18
National Freedom Party 3,496 3,182 6,678 12.5 0 3 3
Inkatha Freedom Party 2,053 2,015 4,068 7.6 0 2 2
Democratic Alliance 1,146 1,065 2,211 4.2 0 1 1
African Christian Democratic Party 168 153 321 0.6 0 0 0
United Democratic Movement 30 93 123 0.2 0 0 0
Total 26,717 26,618 53,335 100.0 12 12 24
Spoilt votes 557 524 1,081

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: Ubuhlebezwe". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  7. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Ubuhlebezwe". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 

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Coordinates: 30°09′S 30°05′E / 30.150°S 30.083°E / -30.150; 30.083