Umvoti Local Municipality

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Umvoti
Local municipality
Official seal of Umvoti
Seal
Location in KwaZulu-Natal
Location in KwaZulu-Natal
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
District uMzinyathi
Seat Greytown
Wards 11
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Thamsanqa Clive Ngubane
Area
 • Total 2,516 km2 (971 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 103,093
 • Density 41/km2 (110/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 94.6%
 • Coloured 0.8%
 • Indian/Asian 2.2%
 • White 2.2%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Zulu 90.9%
 • English 5.0%
 • Other 4.1%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code KZN245

Umvoti Local Municipality is an administrative area in the Umzinyathi District of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa.

The municipality is named after the Umvoti River, which runs from the west to the east towards the Indian Ocean. The municipality is situated nearer the mouth of the river.[4]

Greytown, a small but vibrant town, is the main provider of higher income jobs in senior management, professional, technical, clerks, service related and skilled, providing 26.8% of all jobs in the Umvoti area. The manufacturing sector makes the second largest contribution to the local economy. There is limited economic activity taking place within the traditional authority areas.[5]

Main places

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population
Amakhabela 52301 352.14 13,734
Bomvu 52302 120.15 18,054
Cele Nhlangwini 52303 26.60 6,447
Enhlalakahle 52304 1.45 8,530
Greytown 52305 6.83 7,290
Hlongwa 52306 12.24 21
Kranskop 52307 1.47 834
Mgome 52308 28.54 2,195
Mthembu 52309 54.98 9,031
Ngcolosi 52310 75.63 5,006
Ntanzi 52311 6.91 214
Remainder of the municipality 52312 1,824.16 20,935

Politics

The municipal council consists of twenty-seven members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Fourteen councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in fourteen wards, while the remaining thirteen 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 fifteen 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 19,860 20,050 39,910 53.9 10 5 15
Inkatha Freedom Party 14,858 15,079 29,937 40.4 4 7 11
Democratic Alliance 1,320 1,370 2,690 3.6 0 1 1
Economic Freedom Fighters 599 483 1,082 1.5 0 0 0
Independent 446 446 0.6 0 0
Total 37,083 36,982 74,065 100.0 14 13 27
Spoilt votes 678 626 1,304

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. ^ KwaZulu-Natal Top Business - Umvoti Municipality
  6. ^ Lookup Tables - Statistics South Africa
  7. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: Umvoti" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 8 January 2017. 
  8. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Umvoti" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 8 January 2017. 

External links

  • Official website

Coordinates: 29°03′49″S 30°35′20″E / 29.06361°S 30.58889°E / -29.06361; 30.58889

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