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-five members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Thirteen councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in thirteen 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 3 August 2016 the African National Congress (ANC) won a majority of fourteen seats on the council. The following table shows the results of the election.[7][8]

Party Votes Seats
Ward List Total % Ward List Total
African National Congress 16,588 16,833 33,421 57.0 10 4 14
Inkatha Freedom Party 9,258 8,920 18,178 31.0 3 5 8
Economic Freedom Fighters 1,483 1,507 2,990 5.1 0 1 1
Democratic Alliance 1,368 1,385 2,753 4.7 0 1 1
Royal Loyal Progress 345 384 729 1.2 0 1 1
Azanian People's Organisation 140 172 312 0.5 0 0 0
Independent 233 233 0.4 0 0
Total 29,415 29,201 58,616 100.0 13 12 25
Spoilt votes 566 575 1,141

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact list: Executive Mayors". Government Communication & Information System. Archived from the original on 14 July 2010. Retrieved 22 February 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Statistics by place". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 27 September 2015. 
  3. ^ "Statistics by place". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 27 September 2015. 
  4. ^ South African Languages - Place names
  5. ^ KwaZulu-Natal Top Business - Dannhauser Municipality
  6. ^ Lookup Tables - Statistics South Africa[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: Dannhauser" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 8 January 2017. 
  8. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Dannhauser" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 8 January 2017. 

External links[edit]

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