Msunduzi Local Municipality
Msunduzi Local Municipality is a local municipality in Umgungundlovu District Municipality, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. It encompasses the city of Pietermaritzburg, which is the capital of the KwaZulu-Natal province and the main economic hub of Umgungundlovu District Municipality.
Location of Msunduzi Local Municipality within KwaZulu-Natal
|• Type||Municipal council|
|• Mayor||Themba Njilo (ANC)|
|• Total||634 km2 (245 sq mi)|
|• Density||980/km2 (2,500/sq mi)|
|Racial makeup (2011)|
|• Black African||81.1%|
|First languages (2011)|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (SAST)|
Msunduzi Municipality is situated on the N3 highway at a junction of an industrial corridor (from Durban to Pietermaritzburg) and an agro-industrial corridor (stretching from Pietermaritzburg to Estcourt). On the regional scale, it is located at the cross section of the N3 corridor and the Greytown Road corridor to the north, a tourist route to Drakensberg and Kokstad Road to the south.
The city of Pietermaritzburg is a provincial and national centre of educational excellence. Pietermaritzburg is a seat of the University of KwaZulu-Natal and is home to several other institutions of higher learning. In addition, Pietermaritzburg is home to a host of private and government-owned institutions of primary and secondary education. (See Educational Institutions of Pietermaritzburg.)
The municipal council consists of seventy-eight members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Thirty-nine councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in thirty-nine wards, while the remaining thirty-nine 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 fifty-two seats on the council. The following table shows the results of the election.
|African National Congress||147,297||146,938||294,235||66.1||30||22||52|
|Inkatha Freedom Party||14,886||14,712||29,598||6.7||0||5||5|
|Economic Freedom Fighters||9,344||8,927||18,271||4.1||0||3||3|
|African Independent Congress||1,582||4,848||6,430||1.4||0||1||1|
|African Christian Democratic Party||913||946||1,859||0.4||0||1||1|
|African People's Convention||457||773||1,230||0.3||0||0||0|
|Congress of the People||126||277||403||0.1||0||0||0|
|Azanian People's Organisation||117||254||371||0.1||0||0||0|
|Remainder of the municipality||51107||144.53||5,315|
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