Jozini Local Municipality

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Jozini
Local municipality
Official seal of Jozini
Seal
Location in KwaZulu-Natal
Location in KwaZulu-Natal
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
District uMkhanyakude
Seat Jozini
Wards 20
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Delani Mabika (IFP)
Area
 • Total 3,442 km2 (1,329 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 186,502
 • Density 54/km2 (140/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 99.2%
 • Coloured 0.1%
 • Indian/Asian 0.2%
 • White 0.3%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Zulu 95.1%
 • English 1.2%
 • Southern Ndebele 1.1%
 • Other 2.6%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code KZN272

Jozini is an administrative area in the Umkhanyakude District of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. Significant portions of Jozini have been neglected in terms of economic development. There is a great disparity between the level of service and infrastructure provision between settlement nodes, such as the towns of Mkuze and Jozini, and the surrounding rural areas. Most of the rural area is associated with a lack of development, poverty and poor service provision.[4]

Main places[edit]

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population
Ingwavuma 53301 1.72 1,089
Jozini 53312 0.45 543
Manukuza/Jobe 53303 280.65 18,277
Mathenjwa 53304 435.13 26,332
Mkuze 53305 1.04 1,834
Mngomezulu 53306 277.82 18,676
Myeni/Ngwenya 53307 138.34 10,146
Myeni/Ntsinde 53308 172.91 16,524
Ndumu Game Reserve 53309 110.43 72
Nyawo 53310 909.85 68,148
Sqakatha 53311 238.22 19,818
Remainder of the municipality 53302 523.02 2,628

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of forty members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Twenty councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in twenty wards, while the remaining twenty 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 no party won a majority on the council. The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) eventually formed a minority government, supported by the Democratic Alliance (DA) and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF). One member of the African National Congress (ANC), which had the support of the independent councillor, is believed to have spoilt their ballot, thereby solving the 20-20 deadlock in the council.[6]

The following table shows the results of the election.[7][8]

Party Votes Seats
Ward List Total  % Ward List Total
African National Congress 28,184 29,302 57,486 48.3 10 9 19
Inkatha Freedom Party 27,547 27,628 55,175 46.3 9 9 18
Economic Freedom Fighters 1,238 1,150 2,388 2.0 0 1 1
Democratic Alliance 935 865 1,800 1.5 0 1 1
Independent 1,578 1,578 1.3 1 1
Isithunzi Som-Afrika Econo Fighters 0 420 420 0.3 0 0 0
Christian Democratic Party 27 205 232 0.2 0 0 0
Total 59,509 59,570 119,079 100.0 20 20 40
Spoilt votes 920 1,001 1,921

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. ^ KwaZulu-Natal Top Business | Jozini Municipality
  5. ^ Lookup Tables - Statistics South Africa[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ http://myrsaupdates.com/2016/09/16/anc-spoilt-vote-sees-ifp-win-jozini-mayoral-post/
  7. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: Jozini" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 5 October 2016. 
  8. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Jozini" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 5 October 2016. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 27°25′45″S 32°04′00″E / 27.42917°S 32.06667°E / -27.42917; 32.06667