eMadlangeni Local Municipality

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eMadlangeni
Local municipality
Official seal of eMadlangeni
Seal
Location in KwaZulu-Natal
Location in KwaZulu-Natal
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
District Amajuba
Seat Utrecht
Wards 4
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Chris Mabaso
Area
 • Total 3,539 km2 (1,366 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 34,442
 • Density 9.7/km2 (25/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 92.7%
 • Coloured 1.3%
 • Indian/Asian 0.1%
 • White 5.7%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Zulu 87.9%
 • Afrikaans 6.1%
 • English 1.7%
 • Other 4.3%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code KZN253

eMadlangeni Local Municipality, previously known as Utrecht Local Municipality, is an administrative area in the Amajuba District of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa.

Main places[edit]

The 2001 census divided the municipality into the following main places:[4]

Place Code Area (km2) Population
Utrecht 52503 57.60 4,365
Waterval 52502 19.01 2,948
Remainder of the municipality 52501 3,462.16 24,969

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of eleven members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Six councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in six wards, while the remaining five 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 six seats on the council. The following table shows the results of the election.[5][6]

Party Votes Seats
Ward List Total  % Ward List Total
African National Congress 4,788 5,167 9,955 55.8 6 0 6
Inkatha Freedom Party 1,977 1,986 3,963 22.2 0 3 3
Democratic Alliance 759 789 1,548 8.7 0 1 1
Economic Freedom Fighters 588 608 1,196 6.7 0 1 1
Independent 537 537 3.0 0 0
Freedom Front Plus 119 124 243 1.4 0 0 0
Azanian People's Organisation 92 117 209 1.2 0 0 0
Royal Loyal Progress 83 116 199 1.1 0 0 0
Total 8,943 8,907 17,850 100.0 6 5 11
Spoilt votes 223 257 480

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

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 27°39′S 30°20′E / 27.650°S 30.333°E / -27.650; 30.333