uMdoni Local Municipality

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Umdoni
Local municipality
Official seal of Umdoni
Seal
Location in KwaZulu-Natal
Location in KwaZulu-Natal
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
District Ugu
Seat Scottburgh
Wards 10
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Ntombifikile Herminah Gumede
Area
 • Total 252 km2 (97 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 78,875
 • Density 310/km2 (810/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 76.7%
 • Coloured 1.2%
 • Indian/Asian 13.3%
 • White 8.5%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Zulu 67.0%
 • English 23.0%
 • Xhosa 4.9%
 • Afrikaans 2.4%
 • Other 2.7%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code KZN212

uMdoni Local Municipality is an administrative area in the Ugu District of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. Umdoni is an isiZulu name for the indigenous tree, Mdoni (Syzgium gerrardi).[4]

Main places[edit]

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population
Bazley Beach 50201 1.36 193
Cele 50202 25.55 12,338
Elysium 50203 1.58 163
Emalangeni 50204 20.69 9,962
Ezembeni 50205 24.62 9,872
Ifafa Beach 50206 0.49 234
Ifafa Marina 50207 0.5 217
Kelso 50208 5.93 1,178
Mtwalume 50209 2.84 368
Park Rynie 50210 7.78 2,923
Pennington 50211 2.47 1,278
Scottburgh 50212 5.38 3,107
Sezela 50213 7.36 1,604
Umzinto 50215 12.5 1,4720
Remainder of the municipality 50214 118.87 4,138

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of nineteen members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Ten councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in ten wards, while the remaining 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 18 May 2011 the African National Congress (ANC) won a majority of twelve 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 14,847 15,162 30,009 63.2 8 4 12
Democratic Alliance 4,753 4,824 9,577 20.2 1 3 4
Minority Front 1,593 1,500 3,093 6.5 1 0 1
National Freedom Party 1,328 1,233 2,561 5.4 0 1 1
Inkatha Freedom Party 695 681 1,376 2.9 0 1 1
African Christian Democratic Party 281 235 516 1.1 0 0 0
Congress of the People 107 128 235 0.5 0 0 0
Independent 126 126 0.3 0 0
Total 23,730 23,763 47,493 100.0 10 9 19
Spoilt votes 381 381 762

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact list: Executive Mayors". Government Communication & Information System. Retrieved 22 February 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Table: Census 2011 by district council, gender, age in 5 year groups and population group". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 6 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "Table: Census 2011 by district council, gender, language and population group". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 6 November 2012. 
  4. ^ South African Languages - Place names
  5. ^ Lookup Tables - Statistics South Africa
  6. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: Umdoni" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  7. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Umdoni" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 

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Coordinates: 30°17′S 30°45′E / 30.283°S 30.750°E / -30.283; 30.750