Mkhondo Local Municipality

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Mkhondo
Local municipality
Official seal of Mkhondo
Seal
Location in Mpumalanga
Location in Mpumalanga
Country South Africa
Province Mpumalanga
District Gert Sibande
Seat Piet Retief
Wards 19
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Bhekabantu Hamilton Mtshali
Area
 • Total 4,882 km2 (1,885 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 171,982
 • Density 35/km2 (91/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 94.7%
 • Coloured 0.5%
 • Indian/Asian 0.8%
 • White 3.7%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Zulu 89.1%
 • Afrikaans 3.5%
 • English 2.4%
 • Swazi 1.8%
 • Other 3.2%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code MP303

Mkhondo Local Municipality, is a South African local municipality situated in the Gert Sibande District Municipality, of Mpumalanga. Piet Retief 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
Amsterdam 80301 4.36 1,452 Zulu
Dirkiesdorp 80302 3.30 523 Zulu
Driefontein 80303 53.65 15,319 Zulu
Ethandakukhanya 80304 8.49 24,867 Zulu
KwaNgema 80305 12.13 1,003 Zulu
KwaThandeka 80306 2.91 5,085 Zulu
Ngema 80308 86.10 3,539 Zulu
Piet Retief 80309 55.41 13,052 Zulu
Shabalala 80310 13.71 807 Zulu
Remainder of the municipality 80307 4,628.84 77,246 Zulu

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of thirty-eight members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Nineteen councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in nineteen wards, while the remaining nineteen 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 twenty-nine 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 30,661 31,143 61,804 76.4 18 11 29
Democratic Alliance 4,120 4,196 8,316 10.3 1 3 4
Economic Freedom Fighters 2,764 2,708 5,472 6.8 0 3 3
Inkatha Freedom Party 985 975 1,960 2.4 0 1 1
African People's Convention 684 779 1,463 1.8 0 1 1
Freedom Front Plus 462 578 1,040 1.3 0 0 0
Independent 683 683 0.8 0 0
Pan Africanist Socialist Movement of Azania 60 88 148 0.2 0 0 0
Total 40,419 40,467 80,886 100.0 19 19 38
Spoilt votes 749 752 1,501

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
  5. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: Mkhondo" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 28 January 2017. 
  6. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Mkhondo" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 28 January 2017. 

External links[edit]

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