Maphumulo Local Municipality
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Maphumulo Local Municipality
Maphumulo
Official seal of Maphumulo
Seal
Location in KwaZulu-Natal
Location in KwaZulu-Natal
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceKwaZulu-Natal
DistrictiLembe
SeatMaphumulo
Wards11
Government
 o TypeMunicipal council
 o MayorZibuyisile Fortunate Khuzwayo-Dlamini (ANC)
Area
 o Total896 km2 (346 sq mi)
Population
(2011)[2]
 o Total96,724
 o Density110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 o Black African99.7%
 o Coloured0.1%
 o Indian/Asian0.1%
 o White0.1%
First languages (2011)
 o Zulu95.4%
 o Southern Ndebele1.4%
 o English1.2%
 o Other2%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Municipal codeKZN294

Maphumulo Local Municipality is an administrative area in the iLembe District of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. Maphumulo is an isiZulu name meaning "place of rest".[4]

The municipality is predominantly rural, comprising mostly tribal land, which is administered by the Ingonyama Trust on behalf of local communities.[5] Sugar-cane cultivation is the predominant economic activity and land use in the municipality. Subsistence agricultural activities in the form of small cropping areas attached to traditional family units dominate land usage.[5]

The only major town in the municipality is Maphumulo.[6]

Main places

The 2001 census divided the municipality into the following main places:[7]

Place Code Area (km2) Population
Amabhedu 54601 27.75 6,159
Cele 54602 21.80 1,201
Embo 54603 38.96 4,704
Hlongwa 54604 33.88 7,044
Mabomvini 54605 118.39 13,850
Mkhonto 54606 255.76 35,208
Mpungose 54607 9.62 949
Ngcolosi 54608 177.93 19,370
Nodunga 54609 58.95 3,959
Qadi 54610 30.28 5,710
Qwabe/Waterfall 54611 80.50 16,906
Zubane 54612 41.25 5,594

Politics

The municipal council consists of twenty-two members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Eleven councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in eleven 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.[8][9]

Party Votes Seats
Ward List Total % Ward List Total
African National Congress 17,025 17,427 34,452 56.5 7 6 13
Inkatha Freedom Party 12,142 12,120 24,262 39.8 4 5 9
Economic Freedom Fighters 419 435 854 1.4 0 0 0
Democratic Alliance 287 286 573 0.9 0 0 0
Ubumbano Lwesizwe Sabangoni 187 248 435 0.7 0 0 0
Independent 360 - 360 0.6 0 - 0
Total 30,420 30,516 60,936 100.0 11 11 22
Spoilt votes 453 470 923

References

  1. ^ "Contact list: Executive Mayors". Government Communication & Information System. Archived from the original on 14 July 2010. Retrieved 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Statistics by place". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 2015.
  3. ^ "Statistics by place". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 2015.
  4. ^ South African Languages - Place names
  5. ^ a b KwaZulu-Natal Top Business - Maphumulo Municipality
  6. ^ Provincial Profile 2004, KwaZulu-Natal, Statistics South Africa
  7. ^ Lookup Tables - Statistics South Africa[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ "Results Summary - All Ballots: Maphumulo" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 2017.
  9. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Maphumulo" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 2017.

External links

Coordinates: 29°09?00?S 31°03?58?E / 29.15000°S 31.06611°E / -29.15000; 31.06611


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