Ndwedwe Local Municipality

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Ndwedwe
Official seal of Ndwedwe
Seal
Location in KwaZulu-Natal
Location in KwaZulu-Natal
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceKwaZulu-Natal
DistrictiLembe
SeatNdwedwe
Wards19
Government
 • TypeMunicipal council
 • MayorWelile Kubheka
Area
 • Total1,093 km2 (422 sq mi)
Population
(2011)[2]
 • Total140,820
 • Density130/km2 (330/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African98.4%
 • Coloured0.2%
 • Indian/Asian0.7%
 • White0.3%
First languages (2011)
 • Zulu92.0%
 • English2.0%
 • Xhosa1.9%
 • Southern Ndebele1.5%
 • Other2.6%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Municipal codeKZN293

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

Primary kaolin deposits occur in Ndwedwe. Good quality material is found near Coqweni, Nozandla and Appelsbosch.[4]

Towns in the municipality include Ndwedwe, Glendale Heights.[5]

Main places[edit]

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population
Amalanga 54501 58.57 6,076
Chili 54502 12.13 2,124
Cibane 54503 4.49 492
Gcwensa 54504 54.99 10,982
Hlophe 54505 7.94 1,462
Inkumba/KwaNyuswa 54506 158.70 25,234
Iqadi 54507 48.85 7,973
Khumalo 54508 12.40 1,660
Luthuli 54509 24.97 4,415
Mangangeni/Vumazonke 54510 13.73 2,068
Mathonsi 54511 40.53 547
Mlamuli Nyuswa 54512 127.66 21,740
Ndwedwe 54513 193.48 9,964
Ngcolosi 54514 17.15 2,459
Ngongoma/Mavela 54515 43.68 11,643
Nhlangwini 54516 60.39 7,785
Nodunga 54517 45.27 3,015
Nyuswa/Nodwengu 54518 74.47 11,577
Qadi 54519 18.75 3,161
Qwabe (Madundube) 54520 23.06 2,677
Qwabe N 54521 8.90 3,545
Shangase 54522 54.62 7,795
Wosiyane 54523 51.62 4,114

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of thirty-seven members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Nineteen councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in nineteen wards, while the remaining eighteen 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-seven 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 33,212 33,393 66,605 72.7 18 9 27
Inkatha Freedom Party 9,591 9,121 18,712 20.4 1 7 8
Economic Freedom Fighters 1,601 1,637 3,238 3.5 0 1 1
Democratic Alliance 801 758 1,559 1.7 0 1 1
African People's Convention 346 449 795 0.9 0 0 0
Azanian People's Organisation 183 134 317 0.4 0 0 0
Ubumbano Lwesizwe Sabangoni 159 106 265 0.3 0 0 0
Peoples Revolutionary Movement 3 113 116 0.1 0 0 0
Total 45,896 45,711 91,607 100.0 19 18 37
Spoilt votes 967 947 1,914

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact list: Executive Mayors". Government Communication & Information System. Archived from the original on 14 July 2010. 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. ^ KwaZulu-Natal Top Business - Ndwedwe Municipality
  5. ^ Provincial Profile 2004, KwaZulu-Natal, Statistics South Africa[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ Lookup Tables - Statistics South Africa
  7. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: Ndwedwe" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 12 January 2017.
  8. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Ndwedwe" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 12 January 2017.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 29°30′S 30°56′E / 29.500°S 30.933°E / -29.500; 30.933