Richmond Local Municipality

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Richmond
Local municipality
Official seal of Richmond
Seal
Location in KwaZulu-Natal
Location in KwaZulu-Natal
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
District uMgungundlovu
Seat Richmond
Wards 7
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Bonginkosi Ngcongo
Area
 • Total 1,256 km2 (485 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 65,793
 • Density 52/km2 (140/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 95.2%
 • Coloured 0.9%
 • Indian/Asian 1.1%
 • White 2.6%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Zulu 86.3%
 • English 5.2%
 • Xhosa 2.6%
 • Sotho 2.2%
 • Other 3.7%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code KZN227

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

Richmond was named after the Earl of Richmond, father in law of Sir Peregrine Maitland, Governor of the Cape from 1844 to 1847.[4]

Main places[edit]

The 2001 census divided the municipality into the following main places:[5]

Place Code Area (km2) Population
Esiphahleni 51301 18.25 2,847
Richmond 51305 37.38 14,162
Vumakwenza 51303 101.88 10,790
Vumindaba 51304 26.84 20,367
Remainder of the municipality 51302 1,047.71 15,050

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of fourteen members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Seven councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in seven wards, while the remaining seven 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 eleven seats on the council. The following table shows the results of the election.[6][7]

Party Votes Seats
Ward List Total % Ward List Total
African National Congress 14,240 14,532 28,772 76.0 7 4 11
Democratic Alliance 2,106 2,060 4,166 11.0 0 2 2
Economic Freedom Fighters 1,174 1,085 2,259 6.0 0 1 1
United Democratic Movement 627 617 1,244 3.3 0 0 0
Inkatha Freedom Party 619 569 1,188 3.1 0 0 0
Peoples Revolutionary Movement 61 89 150 0.4 0 0 0
Independent 61 61 0.2 0 0
Total 18,888 18,952 37,840 100.0 7 7 14
Spoilt votes 366 341 707

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. ^ South African Languages - Place names
  5. ^ Lookup Tables - Statistics South Africa[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: Richmond" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 5 January 2017. 
  7. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Richmond" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 5 January 2017. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 29°52′19″S 30°16′19″E / 29.87194°S 30.27194°E / -29.87194; 30.27194