eDumbe Local Municipality

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eDumbe
Local municipality
Official seal of eDumbe
Seal
Location in KwaZulu-Natal
Location in KwaZulu-Natal
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
District Zululand
Seat Paulpietersburg
Wards 8
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor M. B. Nxusa
Area
 • Total 1,943 km2 (750 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 82,053
 • Density 42/km2 (110/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 97.8%
 • Coloured 0.1%
 • Indian/Asian 0.2%
 • White 1.8%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Zulu 93.5%
 • English 1.3%
 • Southern Ndebele 1.2%
 • Afrikaans 1.1%
 • Other 2.9%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code KZN261

eDumbe Local Municipality is an administrative area in the Zululand District of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. The municipality is named after the Dumbe mountain.[4]

Only 23% of the municipality’s population live in an urban area while 77% live in the rural hinterland of the municipality. This factor has severe implications on actual service delivery and the cost thereof. Most settlements developed organically and are unplanned, lack basic services and facilities and provide limited opportunities for economic development.[5]

Main places[edit]

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population
Bilanyoni 52701 294.31 41,289
Dumbe 52702 2.67 6,942
Mthethwa 52704 69.25 9,471
Paulpietersburg 52705 2.20 1,462
Pongola Bush Nature Reserve 52706 8.75 197
Remainder of the municipality 52703 1,570.30 22,868

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of sixteen members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Eight councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in eight 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 3 August 2016 no party obtained a council majority. Siyabonga Kunene of the African National Congress (ANC) was subsequently elected mayor and Nyanga Ndlangamandla of the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) was elected deputy mayor. The following table shows the results of the election.[7][8]

Party Votes Seats
Ward List Total  % Ward List Total
African National Congress 11,308 11,512 22,820 50.7 7 1 8
Democratic Alliance 6,542 6,640 13,182 29.3 1 4 5
Inkatha Freedom Party 3,422 3,593 7,015 15.6 0 3 3
Economic Freedom Fighters 466 413 879 1.9 0 0 0
Independent 524 524 1.2 0 0
African People's Convention 183 186 369 0.8 0 0 0
Freedom Front Plus 104 160 264 0.6 0 0 0
Total 22,549 22,504 45,053 100.0 8 8 16
Spoilt votes 328 373 701

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 - èDumbe Municipality
  6. ^ Lookup Tables - Statistics South Africa[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: Edumbe" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 9 January 2017. 
  8. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Edumbe" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 9 January 2017. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 27°25′19″S 30°49′06″E / 27.42194°S 30.81833°E / -27.42194; 30.81833