Mbombela Local Municipality

Mbombela Local Municipality is an administrative area in the Ehlanzeni District of Mpumalanga in South Africa. Mbombela is a siSwati name meaning "a lot of people in a small space".[4]

City of Mbombela Local Municipality
Official seal of City of Mbombela Local Municipality
Seal
Location in Mpumalanga
Location in Mpumalanga
Coordinates: 25°25′S 30°55′E / 25.417°S 30.917°E / -25.417; 30.917Coordinates: 25°25′S 30°55′E / 25.417°S 30.917°E / -25.417; 30.917
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceMpumalanga
DistrictEhlanzeni
SeatNelspruit
Wards45
Government
 • TypeMunicipal council
 • MayorSibusiso Mathonsi (African National Congress)
Area
 • Total5,394 km2 (2,083 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[2]
 • Total588,794
 • Density110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African89.4%
 • Coloured0.9%
 • Indian/Asian0.7%
 • White8.7%
First languages (2011)
 • Swazi78.7%
 • Afrikaans6.8%
 • English4.6%
 • Tsonga4.1%
 • Other5.8%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Municipal codeMP322

Merger with UmjindiEdit

At the time of the 2016 municipal elections, Umjindi Local Municipality was disestablished and merged into the Mbombela Local Municipality.[5][1] So, the town of Barberton is now part of the Mbombela Local Municipality.

Main placesEdit

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population Most spoken language
Broedershoek 81501 0.60 265 Swazi
Gutshwa 81502 179.94 34,388 Swazi
Hazyview 81503 4.69 1,287 Afrikaans
KaBokweni 81504 4.49 12,949 Swazi
Kanyamazane 81505 15.33 36,020 Swazi
Khamagugu 81506 1.57 1,890 Swazi
Lomshiyo 81507 16.72 815 Swazi
Masoyi 81508 60.88 54,172 Swazi
Mataffin 81509 30.18 3,723 Swazi
Matsulu 81510 11.64 37,792 Swazi
Mbuyane 81512 88.69 57,213 Swazi
Mdluli 81513 21.22 2,753 Swazi
Mpakeni 81514 83.71 24,066 Swazi
Msogwaba 81515 37.83 82,509 Swazi
Nakambeni 81516 0.23 721 Swazi
Nelspruit 81517 46.47 21,540 Afrikaans
Ngodini 81518 0.11 367 Swazi
Ngodwana 81519 1.14 759 Afrikaans
Nkambeni 81520 120.72 46,746 Swazi
Nsikazi Part 1 81521 42.35 1,411 Swazi
Nsikazi Part 2 81525 1.01 118 Swazi
Rocky Drift 81522 3.18 150 Afrikaans
Wendywood 81523 0.30 57 English
White River 81524 23.15 8,211 Afrikaans
Remainder of the municipality 81511 2,529.46 44,904 Swazi

PoliticsEdit

The municipal council consists of ninety members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Forty-five councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in forty-five wards, while the remaining forty-five 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 sixty-nine seats on the council.

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

Party Votes Seats
Ward List Total % Ward List Total
ANC 142,226 142,127 284,353 76.2 41 28 69
Democratic Alliance 26,008 25,913 51,921 13.9 4 9 13
Economic Freedom Fighters 12,414 12,807 25,221 6.8 0 6 6
Residence Association of South Africa 2,132 2,177 4,309 1.2 0 1 1
Freedom Front Plus 1,593 1,442 3,035 0.8 0 1 1
ACDP 688 719 1,407 0.4 0 0 0
Independent 1,093 1,093 0.3 0 0
African People's Convention 318 754 1,072 0.3 0 0 0
Pan Africanist Congress 312 250 562 0.2 0 0 0
IFP 0 163 163 0.0 0 0 0
Total 186,784 186,352 373,136 100.0 45 45 90
Spoilt votes 2,180 2,207 4,387

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "The Local Government Handbook". Retrieved 27 August 2017.
  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. ^ South African Languages - Place names Archived March 4, 2016, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ http://mpumalanganews.co.za/268278/municipalities-to-merge-after-elections/
  6. ^ Lookup Tables - Statistics South Africa[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: Mbombela/Umjindi" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 30 March 2017.
  8. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Mbombela/Umjindi" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 30 March 2017.

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