Msinga Local Municipality

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Msinga
Local municipality
Official seal of Msinga
Seal
Location in KwaZulu-Natal
Location in KwaZulu-Natal
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
District uMzinyathi
Seat Tugela Ferry
Wards 19
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Felinkosi Joshua Sikhakhane (IFP)
Area
 • Total 2,501 km2 (966 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 177,577
 • Density 71/km2 (180/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 99.6%
 • Coloured 0.1%
 • Indian/Asian 0.1%
 • White 0.2%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Zulu 96.1%
 • Southern Ndebele 1.3%
 • Other 2.6%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code KZN244

Msinga Local Municipality is an administrative area in the Umzinyathi District of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. The name means a current in the sea where air movement causes ripples on top of the water surface and ends up influencing the nearby climatic conditions through its breeze.[4]

Msinga is largely located in deep gorges of the Tugela and Buffalo Rivers, isolated from the immediate surrounding municipal areas.[5] The population dynamics result in a growing rural area and a declining urban area in Msinga, contrary to most other areas in the country.[5] This can be attributed to the fact that the urban areas of Msinga are very small and are unable to provide the normal range of goods and services provided in urban areas.[5]

Msinga is a poverty stricken area with few economic resources and little economic activity. Social services and private households generate 29% of the income for the area.[5]

Main places

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population
Baso 52201 85.54 9,655
Bomvu 52202 371.75 30,307
Chunu 52203 367.35 41,560
Gwazumlungu Nlovu 52204 9.63 753
Khanyile 52205 9.75 108
Majozi 52206 10.80 1,099
Mawuzini 52207 5.49 457
Mthembu 52209 151.80 19,160
Mtungwa 52210 4.02 1,756
Ngome 52211 3.90 1,772
Ngubane 52212 93.45 5,849
Othame 52213 8.93 1,135
Pomeroy 52214 7.01 998
Qamu 52215 628.90 50,867
Qizi Mtshshali 52216 6.07 694
Remainder of the municipality 52208 737.60 1,850

Politics

The municipal council consists of thirty-six members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Eighteen councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in eighteen wards, while the remaining eighteen 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 Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) won a majority of twenty-four seats on the council.

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

Party Votes Seats
Ward List Total  % Ward List Total
Inkatha Freedom Party 37,233 37,851 75,084 66.1 18 6 24
African National Congress 18,083 18,092 36,175 31.9 0 12 12
Democratic Alliance 514 494 1,008 0.9 0 0 0
Economic Freedom Fighters 545 380 925 0.8 0 0 0
Independent 331 331 0.3 0 0
Total 56,706 56,817 113,523 100.0 18 18 36
Spoilt votes 776 706 1,482

References

  1. ^ "Contact list: Executive Mayors". Government Communication & Information System. 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. ^ South African Languages - Place names
  5. ^ a b c d KwaZulu-Natal Top Business - Msinga Municipality
  6. ^ Lookup Tables - Statistics South Africa
  7. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: Msinga" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 6 January 2017. 
  8. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Msinga" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 6 January 2017. 

External links

  • http://www.msinga.org/

Coordinates: 28°44′46″S 30°27′09″E / 28.74611°S 30.45250°E / -28.74611; 30.45250

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