Steve Tshwete Local Municipality

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Steve Tshwete
Local municipality
Official seal of Steve Tshwete
Seal
Location in Mpumalanga
Location in Mpumalanga
Coordinates: 25°50′S 29°35′E / 25.833°S 29.583°E / -25.833; 29.583Coordinates: 25°50′S 29°35′E / 25.833°S 29.583°E / -25.833; 29.583
Country South Africa
Province Mpumalanga
District Nkangala
Seat Middelburg
Wards 29
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Mike Masina
Area
 • Total 3,976 km2 (1,535 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 229,831
 • Density 58/km2 (150/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 73.6%
 • Coloured 2.6%
 • Indian/Asian 1.6%
 • White 21.8%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Zulu 28.3%
 • Afrikaans 22.6%
 • Southern Ndebele 14.9%
 • Northern Sotho 10.8%
 • Other 23.4%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code MP313

Steve Tshwete Local Municipality (formerly Middelburg Local Municipality) is located in the Nkangala District Municipality of Mpumalanga province, South Africa. The seat of Steve Tshwete Local Municipality is Middelburg. The local municipality was one of the four to have passed the 2009-10 audit by the Auditor-General of South Africa, who deemed it to have a clean administration.[4]

The municipality is named after Steve Tshwete, ANC activist imprisoned by the apartheid authorities on Robben Island from February 1964 to 1983.

Main places[edit]

The 2011 census divided the municipality into the following main places:[5]

Place Code Area (km2) Population Most spoken language
Hendrina 869013 6.28 2,359 Afrikaans
Kranspoort 869001001 6.39 153 Afrikaans
KwaZamokuhle 869012 3.79 20,427 Zulu
Mhluzi 869004 10.29 76,462 Zulu
Middelburg 869005 117.40 87,348 Afrikaans
Piet Tlou 869003 6.57 5,039 Southern Ndebele
Remainder of the municipality 869002 3,775.34 26,079 Southern Ndebele

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of fifty-eight members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Twenty-nine are elected by first-past-the-post voting in twenty-nine wards, while the remaining twenty-nine 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 thirty-two seats on the council.

The following table shows the results of the 2011 election.[6][7]

Party Votes Seats
Ward List Total  % Ward List Total
African National Congress 31,964 32,160 64,124 55.5 23 9 32
Democratic Alliance 16,911 16,692 33,603 29.1 6 11 17
Economic Freedom Fighters 6,439 6,588 13,027 11.3 0 7 7
Freedom Front Plus 1,485 1,482 2,967 2.6 0 2 2
African Christian Democratic Party 288 269 557 0.5 0 0 0
Independent 460 460 0.4 0 0
African People's Convention 136 246 382 0.3 0 0 0
United Constructive Party 87 81 168 0.2 0 0 0
Congress of the People 24 117 141 0.1 0 0 0
Sindawonye Progressive Party 40 94 134 0.1 0 0 0
Total 57,834 57,729 115,563 100.0 29 29 58
Spoilt votes 741 741 1,482

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact list: Executive Mayors". Government Communication & Information System. 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. ^ Auditor-General urges South Africa’s mayors to lead the drive towards clean administration by 2014
  5. ^ Statistics South Africa: Steve Tshwete
  6. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: Steve Tshwete" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 1 February 2017. 
  7. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Steve Tshwete" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 1 February 2017. 

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