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Mkhondo Local Municipality

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Mkhondo
Seal
Location in Mpumalanga
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceMpumalanga
DistrictGert Sibande
SeatPiet Retief
Wards19
Government
 • TypeMunicipal council
 • MayorVusi Motha
Area
 • Total4,882 km2 (1,885 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[2]
 • Total171,982
 • Density35/km2 (91/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African94.7%
 • Coloured0.5%
 • Indian/Asian0.8%
 • White3.7%
First languages (2011)
 • Zulu89.1%
 • Afrikaans3.5%
 • English2.4%
 • Swazi1.8%
 • Other3.2%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Municipal codeMP303

Mkhondo Local Municipality, is a South African local municipality situated in the Gert Sibande District Municipality, of Mpumalanga. Piet Retief is the seat of the municipality.

Main places

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population Most spoken language
Amsterdam 80301 4.36 1,452 Zulu
Dirkiesdorp 80302 3.30 523 Zulu
Driefontein 80303 53.65 15,319 Zulu
Ethandakukhanya 80304 8.49 24,867 Zulu
KwaNgema 80305 12.13 1,003 Zulu
KwaThandeka 80306 2.91 5,085 Zulu
Ngema 80308 86.10 3,539 Zulu
Piet Retief 80309 55.41 13,052 Zulu
Shabalala 80310 13.71 807 Zulu
Remainder of the municipality 80307 4,628.84 77,246 Zulu

Politics

The municipal council consists of thirty-eight members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Nineteen councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in nineteen wards, while the remaining nineteen 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-nine seats on the council.

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

Party Votes Seats
Ward List Total % Ward List Total
ANC 30,661 31,143 61,804 76.4 18 11 29
Democratic Alliance 4,120 4,196 8,316 10.3 1 3 4
Economic Freedom Fighters 2,764 2,708 5,472 6.8 0 3 3
IFP 985 975 1,960 2.4 0 1 1
African People's Convention 684 779 1,463 1.8 0 1 1
Freedom Front Plus 462 578 1,040 1.3 0 0 0
Independent 683 683 0.8 0 0
Pan Africanist Socialist Movement of Azania 60 88 148 0.2 0 0 0
Total 40,419 40,467 80,886 100.0 19 19 38
Spoilt votes 749 752 1,501

References

  1. ^ "Contact list: Executive Mayors". Government Communication & Information System. Archived from the original on 14 July 2010. Retrieved 22 February 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b "Statistics by place". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 27 September 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Statistics by place". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 27 September 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Lookup Tables - Statistics South Africa
  5. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: Mkhondo" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 28 January 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Mkhondo" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 28 January 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

Coordinates: 26°33′S 29°10′E / 26.550°S 29.167°E / -26.550; 29.167

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