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Mkhambathini Local Municipality is an administrative area in the UMgungundlovu District of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. Mkhabathini is the isiZulu name derived from the Zulu word eMkhambathini meaning the place of acacia trees.[4]

Mkhambathini
Official seal of Mkhambathini
Seal
Location in KwaZulu-Natal
Location in KwaZulu-Natal
Coordinates: 29°43′S 30°31′E / 29.717°S 30.517°E / -29.717; 30.517Coordinates: 29°43′S 30°31′E / 29.717°S 30.517°E / -29.717; 30.517
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceKwaZulu-Natal
DistrictuMgungundlovu
SeatCamperdown
Wards7
Government
 • TypeMunicipal council
 • MayorThobekile Maphumulo
Area
 • Total891 km2 (344 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[2]
 • Total63,142
 • Density71/km2 (180/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African94.8%
 • Coloured0.3%
 • Indian/Asian1.0%
 • White3.7%
First languages (2011)
 • Zulu84.8%
 • Xhosa5.1%
 • English4.9%
 • Sotho1.9%
 • Other3.3%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Municipal codeKZN226

Mkhambathini is well located in relation to Durban and Pietermaritzburg and adjoins Cato Ridge, a potential industrial node. The N3, which is identified in the Spatial Growth and Development Strategy as a provincial corridor, runs east–west through the central part of the municipal area. [5]

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Main placesEdit

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population
Camperdown 51201 2.19 799
Embo 51202 145.40 18,615
Ilanga 51203 2.15 2,378
Macala 51204 15.01 450
Mapumulu 51205 54.95 8,857
Mdluli 51206 58.85 11,477
Remainder of the municipality 51207 638.19 16,489

PoliticsEdit

The municipal council consists of fourteen members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Seven councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in seven wards, while the remaining seven 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 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
African National Congress 12,454 12,649 25,103 66.9 7 2 9
Inkatha Freedom Party 3,832 3,793 7,625 20.3 0 3 3
Democratic Alliance 1,565 1,512 3,077 8.2 0 1 1
Economic Freedom Fighters 593 553 1,146 3.1 0 1 1
African People's Convention 202 201 403 1.1 0 0 0
Peoples Alliance 43 72 115 0.3 0 0 0
Independent 53 53 0.1 0 0
Total 18,742 18,780 37,522 100.0 7 7 14
Spoilt votes 324 301 625

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Contact list: Executive Mayors". Government Communication & Information System. Archived from the original on 14 July 2010. Retrieved 22 February 2012.
  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. ^ "Mkhambathini Local Municipality website". mkhambathini.gov.za.
  5. ^ Sesalos Media. "KwaZulu-Natal Top Business - Impendle Municipality". kzntopbusiness.co.za.
  6. ^ Lookup Tables - Statistics South Africa[dead link]
  7. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: Mkhambathini" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 1 January 2017.
  8. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Mkhambathini" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 1 January 2017.

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