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 18 May 2011 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 10,725 10,812 21,537 74.3 7 4 11
Democratic Alliance 3,416 3,438 6,854 23.6 1 3 4
Freedom Front Plus 240 266 506 1.7 0 0 0
Independent 102 102 0.4 0 0
Total 14,483 14,516 28,999 100.0 8 7 15
Spoilt votes 199 179 378

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact list: Executive Mayors". Government Communication & Information System. 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
  5. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: Emakhazeni" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Emakhazeni" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 

External links[edit]

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