Dannhauser Local Municipality

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Dannhauser
Local municipality
Official seal of Dannhauser
Seal
Location in KwaZulu-Natal
Location in KwaZulu-Natal
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
District Amajuba
Seat Dannhauser
Wards 11
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Bongekile Magdalene Shabalala
Area
 • Total 1,516 km2 (585 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 102,161
 • Density 67/km2 (170/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 97.5%
 • Coloured 0.3%
 • Indian/Asian 1.4%
 • White 0.8%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Zulu 93.9%
 • English 2.1%
 • Other 4%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code KZN254

Dannhauser Local Municipality is an administrative area in the Amajuba District of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. The municipality is named after Renier Dannhauser, a German settler who in 1872 purchased four farms in the area from the then owner, the Natal government.[4]

The major economic sectors within Dannhauser are agriculture and mining. Mining is however, undergoing a movement away from large scale operations to smaller operations.[5]

Main places[edit]

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population
Dannhauser 52607 17.72 4,903
Durnacol 52602 19.49 1,598
Ekudabuleni 52603 0.30 565
Gule 52604 50.47 8,451
Hattingspruit 52605 2.67 476
Hlubi 52606 360.59 79,377
Remainder of the municipality 52601 1,064.45 7,397

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of twenty-one members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Eleven councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in eleven wards, while the remaining ten 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 11,784 12,076 23,860 49.1 11 0 11
Inkatha Freedom Party 6,770 6,515 13,285 27.3 0 6 6
National Freedom Party 2,930 2,702 5,632 11.6 0 3 3
Azanian People's Organisation 1,090 1,003 2,093 4.3 0 1 1
Democratic Alliance 767 788 1,555 3.2 0 1 1
Congress of the People 390 342 732 1.5 0 0 0
Royal Loyal Progress 177 356 533 1.1 0 0 0
Federal Congress 233 299 532 1.1 0 0 0
Great Kongress of South Africa 201 172 373 0.8 0 0 0
Total 24,342 24,253 48,595 100.0 11 11 22
Spoilt votes 500 525 1,025

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

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 27°46′00″S 30°48′00″E / 27.7666°S 30.8000°E / -27.7666; 30.8000