Nkomazi Local Municipality

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Nkomazi
Local municipality
Official seal of Nkomazi
Seal
Location in Mpumalanga
Location in Mpumalanga
Country South Africa
Province Mpumalanga
District Ehlanzeni
Seat Malalane
Wards 33
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Johan Mkhatshwa (ANC)
Area
 • Total 4,787 km2 (1,848 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 390,610
 • Density 82/km2 (210/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 97.7%
 • Coloured 0.2%
 • Indian/Asian 0.3%
 • White 1.6%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Swazi 88.5%
 • Tsonga 6.8%
 • Afrikaans 1.4%
 • English 1.1%
 • Other 2.2%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code MP324

Nkomazi Local Municipality, is a municipality of South Africa, located in the Ehlanzeni District Municipality, Mpumalanga. Malalane is the seat of the municipality.

Main places[edit]

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population Most spoken language
Albertsnek 81701 0.02 108 Swazi
Baberton 81702 12.28 1,814 Swazi
Hectorspruit 81703 2.97 309 Afrikaans
Hoyi 81704 57.13 10,777 Swazi
Inyoni 81705 0.13 748 Tsonga
Kamhlushwa 81706 0.61 2,078 Swazi
Komatiepoort 81707 5.52 1,443 Afrikaans
Lugedlane 81708 123.79 29,816 Swazi
Malalane 81709 14.23 2,241 Afrikaans
Marloth Park 81710 17.70 469 Afrikaans
Matsamo Part 1 81711 392.15 105,277 Swazi
Matsamo Part 2 81718 1.11 3,659 Swazi
Mawewe 81712 238.62 21,038 Swazi
Mhlaba 81713 80.27 17,376 Swazi
Mlambo 81714 282.62 29,372 Swazi
Siboshwa 81716 160.58 71,719 Swazi
Strathmore Mine 81717 4.26 343 Swazi
Remainder of the municipality 81715 1,833.87 35,837 Swazi

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of sixty-five members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Thirty-three are elected by first-past-the-post voting in thirty-three wards, while the remaining thirty-two 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 fifty-four seats on the council.

The following table shows the results of the 2016 election.[5][6]

Party Votes Seats
Ward List Total % Ward List Total
African National Congress 83,227 83,259 166,486 82.9 33 21 54
Economic Freedom Fighters 10,225 9,941 20,166 10.0 0 7 7
Democratic Alliance 5,703 5,774 11,477 5.7 0 4 4
Congress of the People 475 325 800 0.4 0 0 0
African People's Convention 188 519 707 0.4 0 0 0
Freedom Front Plus 267 235 502 0.3 0 0 0
African Christian Democratic Party 212 201 413 0.2 0 0 0
Pan Africanist Congress 155 105 260 0.1 0 0 0
Inkatha Freedom Party 0 113 113 0.1 0 0 0
Total 100,452 100,472 200,924 100.0 33 32 65
Spoilt votes 1,325 1,299 2,624

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[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: Nkomazi" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 20 April 2017. 
  6. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Nkomazi" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 20 April 2017. 

External links[edit]

Nkomazi municipality is home to giant processors of sugar cane the Selati Company and to various coal mines.The municipality has a gate to the country's biggest National park,The Kruger National Park.

Nkomazi Municipality serve as a link between Mozambique and South Africa at the Lebombo border.There are also multiple border posts between South Africa and Swaziland.

Coordinates: 25°40′S 31°40′E / 25.667°S 31.667°E / -25.667; 31.667