Thembisile Hani Local Municipality

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Thembisile Hani
Local municipality
Official seal of Thembisile Hani
Seal
Location in Mpumalanga
Location in Mpumalanga
Coordinates: 25°30′S 28°55′E / 25.500°S 28.917°E / -25.500; 28.917Coordinates: 25°30′S 28°55′E / 25.500°S 28.917°E / -25.500; 28.917
Country South Africa
Province Mpumalanga
District Nkangala
Seat eMpumalanga
Wards 32
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Ndaweni Mahlangu
Area
 • Total 2,384 km2 (920 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 310,458
 • Density 130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 99.2%
 • Coloured 0.2%
 • Indian/Asian 0.3%
 • White 0.1%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Southern Ndebele 58.5%
 • Northern Sotho 12.6%
 • Zulu 12.5%
 • Sotho 4.8%
 • Other 11.6%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code MP315

Thembisile Hani Local Municipality is located in the Nkangala District Municipality of Mpumalanga province, South Africa. It is a semi-urban local Municipality consisting of 57 villages within which there are 5 (five) established townships.

The municipality is named after Thembisile Chris Hani, Secretary General of the South African Communist Party, who was assassinated on 10 April 1993.

Main places[edit]

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population Most spoken language
Ekangala 81201 5.61 1,509 Zulu
KwaMhlanga Part 1 81202 254.72 71,756 Southern Ndebele
KwaMhlanga Part 2 81215 5.91 6,085 Southern Ndebele
Mabusa National Park 81203 100.64 99 Sotho
Mkobola 81204 320.15 107,560 Southern Ndebele
Moutse 3 81205 1.68 1,788 Northern Sotho
Sokhulumi 81206 0.33 610 Southern Ndebele
Thokoza 81208 2.27 4,459 Southern Ndebele
Tweefontein North 81210 12.07 20,722 Southern Ndebele
Tweefontein South 81211 13.91 24,407 Southern Ndebele
Tweefontein 81209 23.26 45 Northern Sotho
Vezubuhle 81212 5.26 10,399 Southern Ndebele
Vlakfontein 81213 0.76 548 Southern Ndebele
Wolvenkop 81214 1.34 2,161 Southern Ndebele
Remainder of the municipality 81207 1,761.83 6,704 Southern Ndebele

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of sixty-four members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Thirty-two are elected by first-past-the-post voting in thirty-two 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 forty-nine 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 62,261 62,427 124,688 74.7 32 17 49
Economic Freedom Fighters 11,423 11,700 23,123 13.8 0 9 9
Democratic Alliance 4,059 4,082 8,141 4.9 0 3 3
Independent 2,708 2,708 1.6 0 0
Sindawonye Progressive Party 1,094 1,254 2,348 1.4 0 1 1
African Independent Congress 50 1,543 1,593 1.0 0 1 1
African People's Convention 360 605 965 0.6 0 1 1
Others 1,660 1,797 3,457 2.1 0 0 0
Total 83,615 83,408 167,023 100.0 32 32 64
Spoilt votes 1,684 1,800 3,484

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. ^ Lookup Tables - Statistics South Africa
  5. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: Thembisile" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 17 March 2017. 
  6. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Thembisile" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 17 March 2017. 

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