Umvoti Local Municipality

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Umvoti
Local municipality
Official seal of Umvoti
Seal
Location in KwaZulu-Natal
Location in KwaZulu-Natal
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
District uMzinyathi
Seat Greytown
Wards 11
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Mthandeki Petrus Ngubane
Area
 • Total 2,516 km2 (971 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 103,093
 • Density 41/km2 (110/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 94.6%
 • Coloured 0.8%
 • Indian/Asian 2.2%
 • White 2.2%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Zulu 90.9%
 • English 5.0%
 • Other 4.1%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code KZN245

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

The municipality is named after the Umvoti River, which runs from the west to the east towards the Indian Ocean. The municipality is situated nearer the mouth of the river.[4]

Greytown, a small but vibrant town, is the main provider of higher income jobs in senior management, professional, technical, clerks, service related and skilled, providing 26.8% of all jobs in the Umvoti area. The manufacturing sector makes the second largest contribution to the local economy. There is limited economic activity taking place within the traditional authority areas.[5]

Main places[edit]

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population
Amakhabela 52301 352.14 13,734
Bomvu 52302 120.15 18,054
Cele Nhlangwini 52303 26.60 6,447
Enhlalakahle 52304 1.45 8,530
Greytown 52305 6.83 7,290
Hlongwa 52306 12.24 21
Kranskop 52307 1.47 834
Mgome 52308 28.54 2,195
Mthembu 52309 54.98 9,031
Ngcolosi 52310 75.63 5,006
Ntanzi 52311 6.91 214
Remainder of the municipality 52312 1,824.16 20,935

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of twenty-two members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Eleven councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in eleven 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 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.[7][8]

Party Votes Seats
Ward List Total  % Ward List Total
African National Congress 11,733 12,052 23,785 43.0 6 4 10
Inkatha Freedom Party 11,426 11,295 22,721 41.1 5 4 9
National Freedom Party 2,610 2,638 5,248 9.5 0 2 2
Democratic Alliance 1,547 1,473 3,020 5.5 0 1 1
Minority Front 343 197 540 1.0 0 0 0
Total 27,659 27,655 55,314 100.0 11 11 22
Spoilt votes 583 506 1,089

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

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 29°03′49″S 30°35′20″E / 29.06361°S 30.58889°E / -29.06361; 30.58889