uMlalazi Local Municipality

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uMlalazi
Local municipality
Official seal of uMlalazi
Seal
Location in KwaZulu-Natal
Location in KwaZulu-Natal
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
District uThungulu
Seat Eshowe
Wards 26
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Councillor T B Zulu
Area
 • Total 2,214 km2 (855 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 213,601
 • Density 96/km2 (250/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 97.1%
 • Coloured 0.6%
 • Indian/Asian 0.7%
 • White 1.5%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Zulu 92.1%
 • English 3.5%
 • Southern Ndebele 1.3%
 • Other 3.1%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code KZN284

uMlalazi Local Municipality is an administrative area in the uThungulu District of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. The municipality is named after the uMlalazi River.[4]

Main places[edit]

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population
Amatikulu 54001 1.38 732
Bangindoda 54002 126.37 7,112
Bhekabelungu Biyela 54003 7.32 923
Bhekeshowe 54004 79.53 11,789
Dinuzulu 54005 1.44 6,374
Emangidini 54006 6.86 648
Entembeni 54007 7.15 477
Eshowe 54008 16.33 5,230
Gingindlovu 54009 2.29 1,157
Khoza 54010 69.39 11,387
Kolweni 54011 19.38 3,583
KwaMondi 54012 20.46 6,651
Mombeni 54013 138.88 10,829
Mpungose 54014 173.38 26,955
Mpushini Park 54015 2.72 327
Mtunzini 54016 10.59 1,273
Mvuzane 54017 91.28 9,935
Mxhwanazi 54018 2.72 760
Mzimela 54019 241.85 29,731
Ndlangubo 54020 48.67 9,013
Ntuli 54021 329.56 22,189
Nzuza 54022 85.39 21,363
Sabeka 54023 5.99 212
Shange 54024 109.20 13,476
Sikhonyane 54025 14.29 1,231
Umgoye Forest 54026 39.02 6
Vuma 54028 7.85 0
Zulu 54029 14.62 5,710
Remainder of the municipality 54027 540.21 12,007

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of fifty-two members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Twenty-six councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in twenty-six wards, while the remaining twenty-six 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 no party obtained a majority, and the African National Congress (ANC) and the National Freedom Party (NFP) formed a coalition to govern the municipality. The following table shows the results of the election.[6][7]

Party Votes Seats
Ward List Total  % Ward List Total
African National Congress 26,262 27,446 53,708 45.5 14 10 24
Inkatha Freedom Party 20,859 19,888 40,747 34.5 10 8 18
National Freedom Party 10,612 10,172 20,784 17.6 2 7 9
Democratic Alliance 318 1,588 1,906 1.6 0 1 1
Independent 993 993 0.8 0 0
Total 59,044 59,094 118,138 100.0 26 26 52
Spoilt votes 1,188 1,295 2,483

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

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 28°53′03″S 31°28′08″E / 28.88417°S 31.46889°E / -28.88417; 31.46889