Mtubatuba Local Municipality

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Mtubatuba
Local municipality
Official seal of Mtubatuba
Seal
Location in KwaZulu-Natal
Location in KwaZulu-Natal
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
District uMkhanyakude
Seat Mtubatuba
Wards 19
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Christopher George Swartz
Area
 • Total 1,738 km2 (671 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 175,425
 • Density 100/km2 (260/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 98.1%
 • Coloured 0.4%
 • Indian/Asian 0.3%
 • White 1.1%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Zulu 93.1%
 • English 2.9%
 • Southern Ndebele 1.3%
 • Other 2.7%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code KZN275

Mtubatuba is an administrative area in the Umkhanyakude 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
Dukuduku State Forest 53602 155.88 132
Dukuduku 53601 3.51 6,364
Honeydale 53603 0.62 788
Mpukunyoni 53604 9.66 10,647
Msane 53605 1.40 5,233
Mtubatuba 53612 4.67 2,020
Nyalazi State Forest 53607 221.22 424
Sokhulu 53608 36.91 6,450
St Lucia Estuary 53610 18.85 134
St Lucia 53609 2.82 864
Umfolozi 53611 36.47 0
Remainder of the municipality 53606 211.47 2,136

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 obtained a majority. The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) formed a government with the support of the Democratic Alliance (DA) and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF).

The following table shows the results of the election.[5][6]

Party Votes Seats. . . . . . . .. . . .
Ward List Total  % Ward List Total
Inkatha Freedom Party 24,558 24,812 49,370 44.9 10 8 18
African National Congress 24,180 24,219 48,399 44.0 10 8 18
Democratic Alliance 2,118 2,089 4,207 3.8 0 2 2
Economic Freedom Fighters 1,969 1,964 3,933 3.6 0 1 1
African Independent Congress 1,237 1,769 3,006 2.7 0 1 1
Independent 962 962 0.9 0 0
Peoples Alliance 1 181 182 0.2 0 0 0
Total 55,025 55,034 110,059 100.0 20 20 40
Spoilt votes 1,368 1,522 2,890

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: Mtubatuba" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 6 October 2016. 
  6. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Mtubatuba" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 6 October 2016. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 28°25′S 32°11′E / 28.417°S 32.183°E / -28.417; 32.183