Govan Mbeki Local Municipality

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Govan Mbeki
Local municipality
Official seal of Govan Mbeki
Seal
Location in Mpumalanga
Location in Mpumalanga
Country South Africa
Province Mpumalanga
District Gert Sibande
Seat Secunda
Wards 32
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Lindi Masina
Area
 • Total 2,955 km2 (1,141 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 294,538
 • Density 100/km2 (260/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 80.5%
 • Coloured 1.5%
 • Indian/Asian 1.5%
 • White 16.0%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Zulu 47.4%
 • Afrikaans 15.9%
 • Southern Ndebele 7.7%
 • Sotho 6.0%
 • Other 23%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code MP307

Govan Mbeki Local Municipality (formerly Highveld East Local Municipality) is a South African Local Municipality situated in the Gert Sibande District Municipality, of Mpumalanga. Secunda is the seat of the municipality.

Main places[edit]

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population Most spoken language
Bethal 80701 101.50 8,512 Afrikaans
Brendan Village 80702 0.66 277 Afrikaans
Charl Cilliers 80703 1.58 210 Zulu
Eendrag 80704 1.85 293 Afrikaans
Embalenhle 80705 13.63 91,751 Zulu
eMzinoni 80706 5.19 31,012 Zulu
Evander 80707 40.15 8,212 Afrikaans
Highveld Ridge Mines 80709 71.84 325 Zulu
Kinross 80710 3.99 4,906 English
Leandra 80711 1.59 9 Zulu
Lebogang 80712 3.88 19,396 Zulu
Leslie 80713 2.08 761 Afrikaans
Leslie Gold Mines 80714 0.19 0 -
Mandela Section 80715 0.23 1,083 Xhosa
Milan Park 80716 1.74 4,760 Zulu
Secunda 80717 150.71 26,125 Afrikaans
Sorento Park 80718 0.95 12 Afrikaans/Zulu
Trichardt 80719 1.53 1,973 Afrikaans
Remainder of the municipality 80708 2,555.68 22,132 Zulu

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of sixty-three members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Thirty-two councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in thirty-two wards, while the remaining thirty-one 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 thirty-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 43,198 43,441 86,639 57.0 26 10 36
Democratic Alliance 18,504 17,910 36,414 23.9 6 9 15
Economic Freedom Fighters 10,135 10,006 20,141 13.2 0 9 9
Freedom Front Plus 1,951 1,677 3,628 2.4 0 2 2
Sakhisizwe Progressive Movement 949 930 1,879 1.2 0 1 1
Congress of the People 243 658 901 0.6 0 0 0
Independent 627 627 0.4 0 0
Inkatha Freedom Party 191 410 601 0.4 0 0 0
African People's Convention 326 271 597 0.4 0 0 0
Singukukhanya Kwezwe Christian Party 149 147 296 0.2 0 0 0
African Peace Party 58 204 262 0.2 0 0 0
Sindawonye Progressive Party 60 75 135 0.1 0 0 0
Total 76,391 75,729 152,120 100.0 32 31 63
Spoilt votes 1,179 1,229 2,408

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: Govan Mbeki" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 30 January 2017. 
  6. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Govan Mbeki" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 30 January 2017. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 26°33′S 29°10′E / 26.550°S 29.167°E / -26.550; 29.167