Umjindi Local Municipality

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Umjindi
Local municipality
Official seal of Umjindi
Seal
Location in Mpumalanga
Location in Mpumalanga
Country South Africa
Province Mpumalanga
District Ehlanzeni
Seat Barberton
Wards 9
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Lazarus Mashaba
Area
 • Total 1,745 km2 (674 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 69,577
 • Density 40/km2 (100/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 87.5%
 • Coloured 1.9%
 • Indian/Asian 1.0%
 • White 9.4%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Swazi 77.0%
 • Afrikaans 9.0%
 • English 5.7%
 • Tsonga 3.2%
 • Other 5.1%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code MP323

Umjindi is a local municipality of the Ehlanzeni District in Mpumalanga, South Africa. Barberton is the seat of the municipality. The municipality had a population of 53,744 according to the 2001 census.[4]

Main places[edit]

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population Most spoken language
Barberton 81601 10.58 9,078 Afrikaans
Bonanza Gold Mine 81602 5.99 1,340 Swazi
eMjindini 81603 7.91 23,839 Swazi
Fairview Mine 81604 7.52 199 Afrikaans
Sheba Mine 81605 8.45 449 Swazi
Verulum 81607 0.86 1,124 Swazi
Remainder of the municipality 81606 1,699.91 17,721 Swazi

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of eighteen members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Nine councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in nine 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 fifteen 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 13,704 13,804 27,508 83.1 8 7 15
Democratic Alliance 2,490 2,444 4,934 14.9 1 2 3
Pan Africanist Congress 281 207 488 1.5 0 0 0
Congress of the People 58 96 154 0.5 0 0 0
Total 16,533 16,551 33,084 100.0 9 9 18
Spoilt votes 185 151 336

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. ^ Statistics South Africa - Census 2001. Retrieved 6 February 2010.
  5. ^ Lookup Tables - Statistics South Africa
  6. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: Umjindi" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Umjindi" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 

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Coordinates: 25°45′S 31°0′E / 25.750°S 31.000°E / -25.750; 31.000