Mthonjaneni Local Municipality
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Mthonjaneni Local Municipality
Mthonjaneni
Official seal of Mthonjaneni
Seal
Location in KwaZulu-Natal
Location in KwaZulu-Natal
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceKwaZulu-Natal
DistrictuThungulu
SeatMelmoth
Wards6
Government
 o TypeMunicipal council
 o MayorWilliam Harries
Area
 o Total1,086 km2 (419 sq mi)
Population
(2011)[2]
 o Total47,818
 o Density44/km2 (110/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 o Black African98.5%
 o Coloured0.4%
 o Indian/Asian0.2%
 o White0.7%
First languages (2011)
 o Zulu93.8%
 o English1.7%
 o Southern Ndebele1.5%
 o Other3%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Municipal codeKZN285

Mthonjaneni is an administrative area in the uThungulu District of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa.

Mthonjaneni is an isiZulu name meaning "a spring of water". There is a spring found in the vicinity of the municipality where King Dingaan used to send his maidens to collect water for him.[4]

The municipality was enlarged at the time of the South African municipal election, 2016 when part of the disbanded Ntambanana Local Municipality was merged into it.[5]

Main places

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population
Biyela Kwanguye 54101 8.25 1,560
Entembeni 54102 271.17 24,886
Kwanguye 54103 6.30 517
Melmoth 54104 12.10 1,816
Mnanyando 54105 17.64 3,794
Obuka 54107 22.88 1,902
Thubalethu 54108 1.34 5,137
Yanguya 54109 73.57 5,430
Remainder of the municipality 54106 672.29 5,329

Politics

The municipal council consists of twenty-five members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Thirteen councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in thirteen wards, while the remaining twelve 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 Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) won a majority of fourteen seats on the council. The following table shows the results of the election.[7][8]

Party Votes Seats
Ward List Total % Ward List Total
Inkatha Freedom Party 15,553 15,561 31,114 56.6 11 3 14
African National Congress 11,225 11,287 22,512 40.9 2 8 10
Economic Freedom Fighters 433 397 830 1.5 0 1 1
Democratic Alliance 270 267 537 1.0 0 0 0
Total 27,481 27,512 54,993 100.0 13 12 25
Spoilt votes 466 434 900

In a by-election held on 25 July 2018, a ward previously held by an ANC councillor was won by the IFP candidate.[9] Council composition was reconfigured as seen below:

Party Ward PR list Total
Inkatha Freedom Party 12 3 15
African National Congress 1 8 9
Economic Freedom Fighters 0 1 1
Total 13 12 25

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. ^ "Ntambanana municipality to dissolve in September". Zululand Observer. 22 April 2016.
  6. ^ Lookup Tables - Statistics South Africa
  7. ^ "Results Summary - All Ballots: Mthonjaneni" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 2017.
  8. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Mthonjaneni" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 2017.
  9. ^ "IFP celebrates third by-election victory as sign of reclaiming KZN". TimesLive. 26 July 2018.

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Coordinates: 28°34?48?S 31°22?48?E / 28.58000°S 31.38000°E / -28.58000; 31.38000


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