KwaDukuza Local Municipality

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KwaDukuza
Local municipality
Official seal of KwaDukuza
Seal
Location of KwaDukuza Local Municipality within KwaZulu-Natal
Location of KwaDukuza Local Municipality within KwaZulu-Natal
Coordinates: 29°27′S 31°13′E / 29.450°S 31.217°E / -29.450; 31.217Coordinates: 29°27′S 31°13′E / 29.450°S 31.217°E / -29.450; 31.217
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
District iLembe
Seat KwaDukuza
Wards 27
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Ricardo Mthembu
Area
 • Total 735 km2 (284 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 231,187
 • Density 310/km2 (810/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 78.8%
 • Coloured 1.0%
 • Indian/Asian 14.1%
 • White 5.6%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Zulu 66.1%
 • English 20.8%
 • Xhosa 7.0%
 • Afrikaans 1.5%
 • Other 4.6%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code KZN292

KwaDukuza Local Municipality is one of four municipalities under iLembe District Municipality, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Main places[edit]

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population
Ballito 54401 5.66 4,115
Blythedale Beach 54402 0.63 466
Darnall 54403 18.19 7,413
Mathonsi 54405 11.49 4,813
Qwabe (Madundube) 54406 19.54 833
Salt Rock 54407 3.03 2,326
Shaka's Rock 54408 0.69 593
Shakaskraal 54409 2.06 4,574
Stanger 54410 77.71 98,280
Tinley Manor Beach 54411 0.67 473
Zinkwazi Beach 54412 1.36 469
Remainder of the municipality 54404 490.62 34,210

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of fifty-seven members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Twenty-nine councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in twenty-nine wards, while the remaining twenty-eight 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 03 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 52,383 53,912 106,295 63.7 22 14 36
Democratic Alliance 15,690 16,708 32,398 19.4 4 7 11
Inkatha Freedom Party 5,156 5,350 10,506 6.3 1 3 4
Economic Freedom Fighters 2,852 3,293 6,145 3.7 0 2 2
Independent 5,218 5,218 3.1 2 2
African Independent Congress 424 2,278 2,702 1.6 0 1 1
Al Jama-ah 556 585 1,141 0.7 0 1 1
African Christian Democratic Party 564 562 1,126 0.7 0 0 0
Peoples Revolutionary Movement 302 383 685 0.4 0 0 0
Minority Front 185 219 404 0.2 0 0 0
Democratic Liberal Congress 96 92 188 0.1 0 0 0
United Democratic Movement 34 134 168 0.1 0 0 0
Total 83,460 83,516 166,976 100.0 29 28 57
Spoilt votes 1,736 2,376 4,112

See also[edit]

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[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: KwaDukuza" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 11 January 2017. 
  6. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: KwaDukuza" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 11 January 2017. 

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