Mpofana Local Municipality

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Mpofana
Local municipality
Official seal of Mpofana
Seal
Location in KwaZulu-Natal
Location in KwaZulu-Natal
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
District uMgungundlovu
Seat Mooi River
Wards 4
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Mcedisi Mthethwa
Area
 • Total 1,820 km2 (700 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 38,103
 • Density 21/km2 (54/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 92.1%
 • Coloured 0.6%
 • Indian/Asian 1.8%
 • White 5.2%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Zulu 87.0%
 • English 7.0%
 • Southern Ndebele 1.2%
 • Other 4.8%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code KZN223

Mpofana Local Municipality is an administrative area in the UMgungundlovu District of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa.

Main places[edit]

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population
Mooi River 50902 13.42 13,408
Rosetta 50903 1.49 299
Remainder of the municipality 50901 1,642.85 23,104

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of nine members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Five councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in five wards, while the remaining four 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 seven 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 7,427 7,471 14,898 73.4 5 2 7
Democratic Alliance 1,414 1,408 2,822 13.9 0 1 1
Inkatha Freedom Party 1,064 1,022 2,086 10.3 0 1 1
Economic Freedom Fighters 252 250 502 2.5 0 0 0
Total 10,157 10,151 20,308 100.0 5 4 9
Spoilt votes 115 108 223

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: Mooi Mpofana" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 2 January 2017. 
  6. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Mooi Mpofana" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 2 January 2017. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 29°09′33″S 29°57′45″E / 29.15917°S 29.96250°E / -29.15917; 29.96250