Mbombela Local Municipality

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City of Mbombela Local Municipality
Mbombela CoA.png
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Map of Mpumalanga with Mbombela highlighted.svg
Location in Mpumalanga
Coordinates: 25°25′S30°55′E / 25.417°S 30.917°E / -25.417; 30.917 Coordinates: 25°25′S30°55′E / 25.417°S 30.917°E / -25.417; 30.917
Country South Africa
Province Mpumalanga
District Ehlanzeni
Seat Nelspruit
Wards 45
Government
[1]
  Type Municipal council
  MayorSibusiso Mathonsi (African National Congress)
Area
  Total5,394 km2 (2,083 sq mi)
Population
(2011) [2]
  Total588,794
  Density110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
[2]
   Black African 89.4%
   Coloured 0.9%
   Indian/Asian 0.7%
   White 8.7%
First languages (2011)
[3]
   Swazi 78.7%
   Afrikaans 6.8%
   English 4.6%
   Tsonga 4.1%
  Other5.8%
Time zone UTC+2 (SAST)
Municipal codeMP322

Mbombela Local Municipality is an administrative area in the Ehlanzeni District of Mpumalanga in South Africa. Mbombela is a siSwati name meaning "a lot of people in a small space". [4]

Ehlanzeni District Municipality District municipality in Mpumalanga, South Africa

Ehlanzeni is one of the 3 districts of Mpumalanga province of South Africa. The city of Ehlanzeni is Nelspruit. The majority of its 944 665 people speak SiSwati. The district code is DC32.

Mpumalanga Province of South Africa

Mpumalanga is a province of South Africa. The name means "east", or literally "the place where the sun rises" in the Swazi, Xhosa, Ndebele and Zulu languages. Mpumalanga lies in eastern South Africa, bordering Swaziland and Mozambique. It constitutes 6.5% of South Africa's land area. It shares borders with the South African provinces of Limpopo to the north, Gauteng to the west, the Free State to the southwest, and KwaZulu-Natal to the south. The capital is Mbombela (Nelspruit).

South Africa Republic in the southernmost part of Africa

South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa (RSA), is the southernmost country in Africa. It is bounded to the south by 2,798 kilometres (1,739 mi) of coastline of Southern Africa stretching along the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans; to the north by the neighbouring countries of Namibia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe; and to the east and northeast by Mozambique and Eswatini (Swaziland); and it surrounds the enclaved country of Lesotho. South Africa is the largest country in Southern Africa and the 25th-largest country in the world by land area and, with over 57 million people, is the world's 24th-most populous nation. It is the southernmost country on the mainland of the Old World or the Eastern Hemisphere. About 80 percent of South Africans are of Sub-Saharan African ancestry, divided among a variety of ethnic groups speaking different African languages, nine of which have official status. The remaining population consists of Africa's largest communities of European (White), Asian (Indian), and multiracial (Coloured) ancestry.

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Merger with Umjindi

At the time of the 2016 municipal elections, Umjindi Local Municipality was disestablished and merged into the Mbombela Local Municipality. [5] [1]

Umjindi Local Municipality Local municipality in Mpumalanga, South Africa

Umjindi was a local municipality of the Ehlanzeni District in Mpumalanga, South Africa. Barberton was the seat of the municipality. The municipality had a population of 53,744 according to the 2001 census.

Main places

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

South African National Census of 2001

The National Census of 2001 was the 2nd comprehensive national census of the Republic of South Africa, or Post-Apartheid South Africa. It undertook to enumerate every person present in South Africa on the census night between 9–10 October 2001 at a cost of R987,000,000.

PlaceCodeArea (km2)PopulationMost spoken language
Broedershoek 81501 0.60265 Swazi
Gutshwa 81502 179.9434,388Swazi
Hazyview 81503 4.691,287 Afrikaans
KaBokweni 81504 4.4912,949Swazi
Kanyamazane 81505 15.3336,020Swazi
Khamagugu 81506 1.571,890Swazi
Lomshiyo 81507 16.72815Swazi
Masoyi 81508 60.8854,172Swazi
Mataffin 81509 30.183,723Swazi
Matsulu 81510 11.6437,792Swazi
Mbuyane 81512 88.6957,213Swazi
Mdluli 81513 21.222,753Swazi
Mpakeni 81514 83.7124,066Swazi
Msogwaba 81515 37.8382,509Swazi
Nakambeni 81516 0.23721Swazi
Nelspruit 81517 46.4721,540Afrikaans
Ngodini 81518 0.11367Swazi
Ngodwana 81519 1.14759Afrikaans
Nkambeni 81520 120.7246,746Swazi
Nsikazi Part 1 81521 42.351,411Swazi
Nsikazi Part 2 81525 1.01118Swazi
Rocky Drift 81522 3.18150Afrikaans
Wendywood 81523 0.3057 English
White River 81524 23.158,211Afrikaans
Remainder of the municipality 81511 2,529.4644,904Swazi

Politics

The municipal council consists of ninety members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Forty-five councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in forty-five wards, while the remaining forty-five 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 sixty-nine seats on the council.

Mixed-member proportional (MMP) representation is a mixed electoral system in which voters get two votes: one to decide the representative for their single-seat constituency, and one for a political party. Seats in the legislature are filled firstly by the successful constituency candidates, and secondly, by party candidates based on the percentage of nationwide or region-wide votes that each party received. The constituency representatives are elected using first-past-the-post voting (FPTP) or another plurality/majoritarian system. The nationwide or region-wide party representatives are, in most jurisdictions, drawn from published party lists, similar to party-list proportional representation. To gain a nationwide representative, parties may be required to achieve a minimum number of constituency candidates, a minimum percentage of the nationwide party vote, or both.

First-past-the-post voting voting system in which voters select one candidate, and the candidate who receives more votes than any other candidate wins

A first-past-the-post electoral system is one in which voters indicate on a ballot the candidate of their choice, and the candidate who receives the most votes wins. This is sometimes described as winner takes all. First-past-the-post voting is a plurality voting method. FPTP is a common, but not universal, feature of electoral systems with single-member electoral divisions, and is practised in close to one third of countries. Notable examples include Canada, India, the United Kingdom, and the United States, as well as most of their current or former colonies and protectorates.

Ward (South Africa) subdivision of municipality in South Africa

In South Africa, wards are geopolitical subdivisions of municipalities used for electoral purposes. Each metropolitan and local municipality is delimited by the Municipal Demarcation Board into half as many wards as there are seats on the municipal council. Each ward then elects one councillor directly, and the remaining councillors are elected from party lists so that the overall party balance is proportional to the proportion of votes received by each party.

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

PartyVotesSeats
WardListTotal%WardListTotal
ANC 142,226142,127284,35376.2412869
Democratic Alliance 26,00825,91351,92113.94913
EFF 12,41412,80725,2216.8066
Residence Association of South Africa 2,1322,1774,3091.2011
Freedom Front Plus 1,5931,4423,0350.8011
African Christian Democratic Party 6887191,4070.4000
Independent 1,0931,0930.300
African People's Convention 3187541,0720.3000
PAC 3122505620.2000
IFP 01631630.0000
Total186,784186,352373,136100.0454590
Spoilt votes2,1802,2074,387

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  7. "Results Summary – All Ballots: Mbombela/Umjindi" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 30 March 2017.
  8. "Seat Calculation Detail: Mbombela/Umjindi" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 30 March 2017.