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 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 18 May 2011 no party obtained a majority, and the African National Congress (ANC) and the National Freedom Party (NFP) formed a coalition to govern the municipality. The following table shows the results of the election.[5][6]

Party Votes Seats
Ward List Total  % Ward List Total
African National Congress 17,476 17,718 35,194 40.9 10 6 16
Inkatha Freedom Party 17,290 17,057 34,347 39.9 9 6 15
National Freedom Party 7,554 7,204 14,758 17.1 0 7 7
Democratic Alliance 83 790 873 1.0 0 0 0
South African Democratic Congress 324 186 510 0.6 0 0 0
Independent 227 227 0.3 0 0
African Christian Democratic Party 105 114 219 0.3 0 0 0
Total 43,059 43,069 86,128 100.0 19 19 38
Spoilt votes 730 669 1,399

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact list: Executive Mayors". Government Communication & Information System. Retrieved 22 February 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Table: Census 2011 by district council, gender, age in 5 year groups and population group". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 6 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "Table: Census 2011 by district council, gender, language and population group". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 6 November 2012. 
  4. ^ Lookup Tables - Statistics South Africa
  5. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: Mtubatuba" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Mtubatuba" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 

External links[edit]

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