UMshwathi Local Municipality
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UMshwathi Local Municipality

uMshwathi
Official seal of uMshwathi
Seal
Location in KwaZulu-Natal
Location in KwaZulu-Natal
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceKwaZulu-Natal
DistrictuMgungundlovu
SeatWartburg
Wards13
Government
 o TypeMunicipal council
 o MayorB.M. Gwala (ANC)
Area
 o Total1,818 km2 (702 sq mi)
Population
(2011)[2]
 o Total106,374
 o Density59/km2 (150/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 o Black African95.1%
 o Coloured0.2%
 o Indian/Asian1.7%
 o White2.7%
First languages (2011)
 o Zulu89.6%
 o English4.9%
 o Sotho1.1%
 o Southern Ndebele1.0%
 o Other3.4%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Municipal codeKZN221

uMshwathi Local Municipality is an administrative area in the UMgungundlovu District of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa.

The municipality is named after the uMshwathi River that runs through the municipal area.[4]

In the 1850s, missionaries and colonists from Germany settled in the region along with their families. The area includes towns of German heritage, such as Wartburg, Harburg, Kirchdorf, New Hanover, Lillienthal, Schroeders and Hermannsburg.[5]

Main places

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population
Albert Falls 50701 3.52 313
Bomvu 50702 6.61 590
Cool Air 50703 1.01 2,112
Dalton 50704 1.35 799
Gcumisa 50705 175.86 38,579
Mpolweni 50706 21.69 6,148
Mthuli 50707 59.14 10,925
Nadi Part 1 50708 4.91 1,393
Nadi Part 2 50717 9.48 646
Ndlovu 50709 6.06 1,206
New Hanover 50710 2.25 1,991
Ngubane 50711 40.89 6,498
Ntanzi 50712 32.28 2,201
Thokozane 50713 2.12 2,966
Trust Feed 50714 2.13 5,242
Wartburg 50716 1.87 905
Remainder of the municipality 50715 1,438.11 25,504

Politics

The municipal council consists of twenty-seven members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Fourteen councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in fourteen wards, while the remaining thirteen 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 twenty seats on the council.

The following table shows the results of the election.[7][8]

Party Votes Seats
Ward List Total % Ward List Total
African National Congress 26,120 27,196 53,316 72.7 14 6 20
Inkatha Freedom Party 4,336 4,401 8,737 11.9 0 4 4
Democratic Alliance 2,924 3,074 5,998 8.2 0 2 2
Independent 2,454 - 2,454 3.3 0 - 0
Economic Freedom Fighters 1,096 1,291 2,387 3.3 0 1 1
African Christian Democratic Party 157 319 476 0.7 0 0 0
Total 37,087 36,281 73,368 100.0 14 13 27
Spoilt votes 717 1,317 2,034

References

  1. ^ "Mayor". UMshwathi Municipality. Retrieved 2013.
  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. ^ "uMshwathi Municipality". uMshwathi Municipality. Retrieved 2013.
  6. ^ Lookup Tables - Statistics South Africa
  7. ^ "Results Summary - All Ballots: Umshwathi" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 2017.
  8. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Umshwathi" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 2017.

External links

Coordinates: 29°25?53?S 30°34?50?E / 29.43139°S 30.58056°E / -29.43139; 30.58056


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