Mkhambathini Local Municipality

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Mkhambathini
Local municipality
Official seal of Mkhambathini
Seal
Location in KwaZulu-Natal
Location in KwaZulu-Natal
Coordinates: 29°43′S 30°31′E / 29.717°S 30.517°E / -29.717; 30.517Coordinates: 29°43′S 30°31′E / 29.717°S 30.517°E / -29.717; 30.517
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
District uMgungundlovu
Seat Camperdown
Wards 7
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Thobekile Maphumulo
Area
 • Total 891 km2 (344 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 63,142
 • Density 71/km2 (180/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 94.8%
 • Coloured 0.3%
 • Indian/Asian 1.0%
 • White 3.7%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Zulu 84.8%
 • Xhosa 5.1%
 • English 4.9%
 • Sotho 1.9%
 • Other 3.3%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code KZN226

Mkhambathini Local Municipality is an administrative area in the UMgungundlovu District of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. Mkhabathini is the isiZulu name derived from the Zulu word eMkhambathini meaning the place of acacia trees.[4]

Mkhambathini is well located in relation to Durban and Pietermaritzburg and adjoins Cato Ridge, a potential industrial node. The N3, which is identified in the Spatial Growth and Development Strategy as a provincial corridor, runs east–west through the central part of the municipal area. [5]

Main places[edit]

The 2001 census divided the municipality into the following main places:[6]

Place Code Area (km2) Population
Camperdown 51201 2.19 799
Embo 51202 145.40 18,615
Ilanga 51203 2.15 2,378
Macala 51204 15.01 450
Mapumulu 51205 54.95 8,857
Mdluli 51206 58.85 11,477
Remainder of the municipality 51207 638.19 16,489

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of fourteen members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Seven councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in seven 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 3 August 2016 the African National Congress (ANC) won a majority of nine seats on the council. The following table shows the results of the election.[7][8]

Party Votes Seats
Ward List Total  % Ward List Total
African National Congress 12,454 12,649 25,103 66.9 7 2 9
Inkatha Freedom Party 3,832 3,793 7,625 20.3 0 3 3
Democratic Alliance 1,565 1,512 3,077 8.2 0 1 1
Economic Freedom Fighters 593 553 1,146 3.1 0 1 1
African People's Convention 202 201 403 1.1 0 0 0
Peoples Alliance 43 72 115 0.3 0 0 0
Independent 53 53 0.1 0 0
Total 18,742 18,780 37,522 100.0 7 7 14
Spoilt votes 324 301 625

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. ^ "Mkhambathini Local Municipality website". mkhambathini.gov.za. 
  5. ^ Sesalos Media. "KwaZulu-Natal Top Business - Impendle Municipality". kzntopbusiness.co.za. 
  6. ^ Lookup Tables - Statistics South Africa[dead link]
  7. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: Mkhambathini" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  8. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Mkhambathini" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 

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