Victor Khanye Local Municipality

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Victor Khanye
Local municipality
Official seal of Victor Khanye
Seal
Location in Mpumalanga
Location in Mpumalanga
Coordinates: 26°10′S 28°45′E / 26.167°S 28.750°E / -26.167; 28.750Coordinates: 26°10′S 28°45′E / 26.167°S 28.750°E / -26.167; 28.750
Country South Africa
Province Mpumalanga
District Nkangala
Seat Delmas
Wards 9
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Evah Makhabane
Area
 • Total 1,568 km2 (605 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 75,452
 • Density 48/km2 (120/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 82.3%
 • Coloured 1.1%
 • Indian/Asian 0.3%
 • White 16.0%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Zulu 36.0%
 • Southern Ndebele 25.4%
 • Afrikaans 15.9%
 • Sotho 3.9%
 • Other 18.8%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code MP311

Victor Khanye Local Municipality (formerly Delmas Local Municipality) is located in the Nkangala District Municipality of Mpumalanga province, South Africa. The seat of Delmas Local Municipality is Delmas. The local municipality was one of the four to have passed the 2009-10 audit by the Auditor-General of South Africa, who deemed it to have a clean administration.[4]

Main places[edit]

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population Most spoken language
Botleng 80801 5.09 30,793 Zulu
Delmas 80805 13.41 3,496 Afrikaans
Eloff 80803 11.15 1,391 Afrikaans
Sundra 80804 71.38 3,252 Afrikaans
Remainder of the municipality 80802 1,466.21 17,275 Southern Ndebele

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of seventeen members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Nine councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in nine wards, while the remaining eight 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 thirteen 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 11,921 12,111 24,032 75.1 8 5 13
Democratic Alliance 3,174 3,121 6,295 19.7 1 2 3
National Freedom Party 395 389 784 2.5 0 1 1
Freedom Front Plus 200 196 396 1.2 0 0 0
Congress of the People 169 124 293 0.9 0 0 0
Pan Africanist Congress 105 76 181 0.6 0 0 0
Total 15,964 16,017 31,981 100.0 9 8 17
Spoilt votes 291 228 519

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. ^ Auditor-General urges South Africa’s mayors to lead the drive towards clean administration by 2014
  5. ^ Lookup Tables - Statistics South Africa
  6. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: Delmas" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  7. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Delmas" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 

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