uMfolozi Local Municipality

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uMfolozi

Mbonambi
Official seal of uMfolozi
Seal
Location in KwaZulu-Natal
Location in KwaZulu-Natal
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceKwaZulu-Natal
DistrictuThungulu
SeatKwaMbonambi
Wards15
Government
 • TypeMunicipal council
 • MayorSmangaliso Mgenge[1]
Area
 • Total1,210 km2 (470 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[3]
 • Total122,889
 • Density100/km2 (260/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African98.8%
 • Coloured0.2%
 • Indian/Asian0.2%
 • White0.8%
First languages (2011)
 • Zulu92.6%
 • English2.9%
 • Southern Ndebele1.5%
 • Other3%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Municipal codeKZN281

uMfolozi (formerly Mbonambi) is an administrative area in the King Cetshwayo District of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. The name "Mbonambi" refers to the Mbonambi Local Tribal Authority, which covers most of the municipal area.[5]

Main places[edit]

The 2001 census divided the municipality into the following main places:[6]

Place Code Area (km2) Population
Kwambonambi Forest Reserve 53702 62.25 222
KwaMbonambi 53701 2.35 1,894
Mapelane Nature Reserve 53703 52.78 54
Mbonambi 53704 86.04 22,984
Mhlana 53705 515.65 64,527
Sokhulu 53706 98.17 12,632
Remainder of the municipality 53707 391.24 4,623

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of thirty-three members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Seventeen councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in seventeen wards, while the remaining sixteen 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 narrow majority of seventeen seats on the council. The following table shows the results of the election.[7][8]

Party Votes Seats
Ward List Total % Ward List Total
African National Congress 22,501 24,374 46,875 49.4 8 9 17
Inkatha Freedom Party 20,976 20,747 41,723 43.9 9 6 15
Economic Freedom Fighters 1,518 1,491 3,009 3.2 0 1 1
Independent 1,826 1,826 1.9 0 0
Democratic Alliance 713 847 1,560 1.6 0 0 0
Total 47,534 47,459 94,993 100.0 17 16 33
Spoilt votes 797 1,584

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Office of the Mayor
  2. ^ "Contact list: Executive Mayors". Government Communication & Information System. Archived from the original on 14 July 2010. Retrieved 22 February 2012.
  3. ^ a b "Statistics by place". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 27 September 2015.
  4. ^ "Statistics by place". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 27 September 2015.
  5. ^ South African Languages - Place names
  6. ^ Lookup Tables - Statistics South Africa[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: Mfolozi" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 10 January 2017.
  8. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Mfolozi" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 10 January 2017.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 28°48′S 32°06′E / 28.800°S 32.100°E / -28.800; 32.100