Newcastle Local Municipality

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Newcastle
Local municipality
Official seal of Newcastle
Seal
Location in KwaZulu-Natal
Location in KwaZulu-Natal
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
District Amajuba
Seat Newcastle
Wards 31
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor CLLR Makhosini Nkosi
Area
 • Total 1,855 km2 (716 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 363,236
 • Density 200/km2 (510/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 91.9%
 • Coloured 0.8%
 • Indian/Asian 3.2%
 • White 3.9%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Zulu 85.6%
 • English 6.4%
 • Afrikaans 3.5%
 • Other 4.5%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code KZN252

Newcastle Local Municipality is an administrative area in the Amajuba 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
Charlestown 52401 18.48 3,204
Hlubi 52402 108.11 73,931
Madadeni 52403 25.15 116,798
Newcastle 52404 199.06 44,123
Ngagane 52405 4.90 1,206
Osizweni 52406 15.35 80,265
Remainder of the municipality 52408 1,483.87 13,449

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of sixty-seven members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Thirty-four councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in thirty-four wards, while the remaining thirty-three 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 forty-one 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 63,352 66,149 129,501 61.2 32 9 41
Inkatha Freedom Party 18,210 17,298 35,508 16.8 0 11 11
Democratic Alliance 9,587 9,993 19,580 9.3 2 4 6
Economic Freedom Fighters 8,074 8,128 16,202 7.7 0 5 5
Royal Loyal Progress 1,522 1,437 2,959 1.4 0 1 1
Independent 2,379 2,379 1.1 0 0
Azanian People's Organisation 813 801 1,614 0.8 0 1 1
People's Revolutionary Movement 721 850 1,571 0.7 0 1 1
Freedom Front Plus 774 764 1,538 0.6 0 1 1
African Christian Democratic Party 376 381 757 0.4 0 0 0
Total 105,808 105,801 211,609 100.0 34 33 67
Spoilt votes 1,849 1,821 3,670

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. ^ Lookup Tables - Statistics South Africa
  5. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: Newcastle" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 8 January 2017. 
  6. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Newcastle" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 8 January 2017. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 27°44′39″S 29°56′14″E / 27.74417°S 29.93722°E / -27.74417; 29.93722