Mtubatuba Local Municipality
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Mtubatuba Local Municipality
Mtubatuba
Official seal of Mtubatuba
Seal
Location in KwaZulu-Natal
Location in KwaZulu-Natal
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceKwaZulu-Natal
DistrictuMkhanyakude
SeatMtubatuba
Wards20
Government
 o TypeMunicipal council
 o MayorVelangenkisi Gumede
Area
 o Total1,738 km2 (671 sq mi)
Population
(2011)[2]
 o Total175,425
 o Density100/km2 (260/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 o Black African98.1%
 o Coloured0.4%
 o Indian/Asian0.3%
 o White1.1%
First languages (2011)
 o Zulu93.1%
 o English2.9%
 o Southern Ndebele1.3%
 o Other2.7%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Municipal codeKZN275

Mtubatuba is an administrative area in the Umkhanyakude District of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa.

Main places

The 2001 census divided the municipality into the following main places:[4]

Place Code Area (km2) Population
Dukuduku State Forest 53602 155.88 132
Dukuduku 53601 3.51 6,364
Honeydale 53603 0.62 788
Mpukunyoni 53604 9.66 10,647
Msane 53605 1.40 5,233
Mtubatuba 53612 4.67 2,020
Nyalazi State Forest 53607 221.22 424
Sokhulu 53608 36.91 6,450
St Lucia Estuary 53610 18.85 134
St Lucia 53609 2.82 864
Umfolozi 53611 36.47 0
Remainder of the municipality 53606 211.47 2,136

Politics

The municipal council consists of forty members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Twenty councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in twenty wards, while the remaining twenty 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 no party obtained a majority. The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) formed a government with the support of the Democratic Alliance (DA) and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF).

The following table shows the results of the election.[5][6]

Party Votes Seats
Ward List Total % Ward List Total
Inkatha Freedom Party 24,558 24,812 49,370 44.9 10 8 18
African National Congress 24,180 24,219 48,399 44.0 10 8 18
Democratic Alliance 2,118 2,089 4,207 3.8 0 2 2
Economic Freedom Fighters 1,969 1,964 3,933 3.6 0 1 1
African Independent Congress 1,237 1,769 3,006 2.7 0 1 1
Independent 962 - 962 0.9 0 - 0
Peoples Alliance 1 181 182 0.2 0 0 0
Total 55,025 55,034 110,059 100.0 20 20 40
Spoilt votes 1,368 1,522 2,890

In a by-election held on 23 May 2018, a ward previously held by an ANC councillor was won by the IFP candidate.[7] In another by-election held on 12 December 2018, ANC was able to win a ward previously held by the IFP.[8] IFP won a second ward previously held by ANC in another by-election on 12 June 2019.[9] Current council composition is as seen below.

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. ^ Lookup Tables - Statistics South Africa
  5. ^ "Results Summary - All Ballots: Mtubatuba" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 2016.
  6. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Mtubatuba" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 2016.
  7. ^ "IFP wins Mtubatuba by-election". Independent Online. 29 May 2018.
  8. ^ "ANC encouraged by outcome of municipal by-elections". Independent Online. 13 December 2018.
  9. ^ "Mtubatuba by-election victory gives IFP upper hand". Independent Online. 13 June 2019.

External links

Coordinates: 28°25?S 32°11?E / 28.417°S 32.183°E / -28.417; 32.183


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