Emakhazeni Local Municipality

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Emakhazeni
Local municipality
Official seal of Emakhazeni
Seal
Location in Mpumalanga
Location in Mpumalanga
Country South Africa
Province Mpumalanga
District Nkangala
Seat Belfast
Wards 8
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Xolani Sydney Ngwenya
Area
 • Total 4,736 km2 (1,829 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 47,216
 • Density 10.0/km2 (26/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 87.2%
 • Coloured 1.2%
 • Indian/Asian 0.7%
 • White 10.8%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Swazi 28.3%
 • Zulu 21.8%
 • Southern Ndebele 18.7%
 • Afrikaans 10.7%
 • Other 20.5%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code MP314

Emakhazeni Local Municipality (formerly Highlands Local Municipality) is located in the Nkangala District Municipality of Mpumalanga province, South Africa. The seat of Emakhazeni Local Municipality is Belfast.

Main places[edit]

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population Most spoken language
Belfast 81101 67.63 2,425 Afrikaans
Dullstroom 81102 48.10 600 English
eMgwenya 81103 1.02 3,785 Swazi
Emthonjeni 81104 1.17 4,112 Swazi
Machadodorp 81106 36.77 1,465 Afrikaans
Sakhelwe 81107 0.76 2,920 Northern Sotho
Siyathuthuka 81108 1.71 7,485 Zulu
Waterval Boven 81109 1.99 1,908 Swazi
Remainder of the municipality 81105 4,576.32 18,291 Southern Ndebele

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of fifteen members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Eight councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in eight wards, while the remaining seven 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 eleven 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 10,412 10,432 20,844 69.7 8 3 11
Democratic Alliance 2,609 2,663 5,272 17.6 0 3 3
Economic Freedom Fighters 1,366 1,401 2,767 9.3 0 1 1
Freedom Front Plus 360 377 737 2.5 0 0 0
Ubuntu Party 80 78 158 0.5 0 0 0
Independent 115 115 0.4 0 0
Total 14,942 14,951 29,893 100.0 8 7 15
Spoilt votes 161 155 316

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: Emakhazeni" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 16 February 2017. 
  6. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Emakhazeni" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 16 February 2017. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 25°35′S 30°5′E / 25.583°S 30.083°E / -25.583; 30.083