Emnambithi-Ladysmith Local Municipality

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Emnambithi/Ladysmith
Local municipality
Official seal of Emnambithi/Ladysmith
Seal
Location of Emnambithi-Ladysmith Local Municipality within KwaZulu-Natal
Location of Emnambithi-Ladysmith Local Municipality within KwaZulu-Natal
Coordinates: 28°33′S 29°47′E / 28.550°S 29.783°E / -28.550; 29.783Coordinates: 28°33′S 29°47′E / 28.550°S 29.783°E / -28.550; 29.783
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
District uThukela
Seat Ladysmith
Wards 27
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Mrs D. C. P. Mazibuko
Area
 • Total 2,965 km2 (1,145 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 237,437
 • Density 80/km2 (210/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 91.8%
 • Coloured 1.0%
 • Indian/Asian 4.4%
 • White 2.7%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Zulu 86.2%
 • English 7.4%
 • Afrikaans 2.2%
 • Southern Ndebele 1.1%
 • Other 3.1%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code KZN232

Emnambithi-Ladysmith Local Municipality was a municipality in the Uthukela District Municipality, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. It is accessible from the N3 and N11 national highways.

The town of Ladysmith is the economic hub of the municipality; it accommodates the municipal offices, major schools, main police station and magistrates court, as well as a variety of commercial, industrial, and retail outlets.[4]

After municipal elections on 3 August 2016 it was merged into the larger Alfred Duma Local Municipality.

Main places[edit]

The 2001 census divided the municipality into the following main places:[5]

Place Code Area (km2) Population Most spoken language
Abantungwa/Kholwa 51401 245.25 57,273 Zulu
Colenso 51402 4.90 4,476 Zulu
Ezakheni 51404 39.00 59,943 Zulu
Kliprivier NU 51406 2.80 381 Zulu
Kliprivier 51405 107.21 27,696 Zulu
Ladysmith 51407 91.97 41,425 Zulu
Mchunu 51408 34.42 2,301 Zulu
Mthembu 51409 80.70 6,920 Zulu
Mvelani 51410 2.43 11,898 Zulu
Nkankezi 51411 4.86 824 Zulu
Remainder of the municipality 51403 2,350.72 12,316 Zulu

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of fifty-three members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Twenty-seven councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in twenty-seven wards, while the remaining twenty-six 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 thirty-four seats on the council. The following table shows the results of the election.[6][7]

Party Votes Seats
Ward List Total  % Ward List Total
African National Congress 38,323 39,333 77,656 63.4 25 9 34
Inkatha Freedom Party 9,698 9,475 19,173 15.6 0 8 8
National Freedom Party 6,978 6,630 13,608 11.1 0 6 6
Democratic Alliance 4,746 4,664 9,410 7.7 2 2 4
Minority Front 662 507 1,169 1.0 0 1 1
African Christian Democratic Party 348 318 666 0.5 0 0 0
Azanian People's Organisation 101 207 308 0.3 0 0 0
Congress of the People 96 146 242 0.2 0 0 0
Independent 192 192 0.2 0 0
National Democratic Convention 79 37 116 0.1 0 0 0
Total 61,223 61,317 122,540 100.0 27 26 53
Spoilt votes 994 894 1,888

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. ^ Integrated Development Plan 2007/2008. Emnambithi-Ladysmith Municipality. Retrieved on Oct 10, 2009.
  5. ^ Lookup Tables - Statistics South Africa[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: Emnambithi/Ladysmith" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  7. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Emnambithi/Ladysmith" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 

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