uMngeni Local Municipality

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uMngeni
Official seal of uMngeni
Seal
Location in KwaZulu-Natal
Location in KwaZulu-Natal
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceKwaZulu-Natal
DistrictuMgungundlovu
SeatHowick
Wards12
Government
 • TypeMunicipal council
 • MayorCllr RS Sokhela
Area
 • Total1,567 km2 (605 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[2]
 • Total92,710
 • Density59/km2 (150/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African75.0%
 • Coloured1.5%
 • Indian/Asian3.8%
 • White19.4%
First languages (2011)
 • Zulu64.3%
 • English25.5%
 • Sotho3.8%
 • Afrikaans2.1%
 • Other4.3%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Municipal codeKZN222

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

The municipality is named after the Umgeni River that runs through the municipal area.[4]

Main places[edit]

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population
Hilton 50801 12.92 4,675
Howick 50802 12.80 11,057
Karkloof Nature Reserve 50803 7.60 24
Kwamavana 50804 2.85 3,088
Lidgetton 50805 0.48 952
Mashingeni 50806 5.58 811
Mathandubisi 50807 0.16 2,088
Midmar Nature Reserve 50808 80.75 548
Mount Michael 50809 7.16 792
Mpophomeni 50810 5.10 21,139
Nxamalala 50811 6.81 4,144
Umgeni Valley Nature Reserve 50812 28.58 78
Remainder of the municipality 50813 1,394.00 24,499

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of twenty-three members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Twelve councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in twelve wards, while the remaining eleven 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 thirteen 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 19,347 19,469 38,816 55.8 8 5 13
Democratic Alliance 14,306 14,301 28,607 41.1 4 6 10
Economic Freedom Fighters 489 484 973 1.4 0 0 0
Inkatha Freedom Party 387 385 772 1.1 0 0 0
African Christian Democratic Party 190 183 373 0.5 0 0 0
Congress of the People 31 31 0.0 0 0
Total 34,750 34,822 69,572 100.0 12 11 23
Spoilt votes 297 327 624

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact list: Executive Mayors". Government Communication & Information System. Archived from the original on 14 July 2010. Retrieved 22 February 2012. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  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
  6. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: Umngeni" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  7. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Umngeni" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 5 January 2017.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 29°29′21″S 30°13′37″E / 29.48917°S 30.22694°E / -29.48917; 30.22694