Nkomazi Local Municipality

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Nkomazi
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Location in Mpumalanga
Country South Africa
Province Mpumalanga
District Ehlanzeni
Seat Malalane
Wards 33
Government
[1]
  Type Municipal council
  MayorJohan Mkhatshwa (ANC)
Area
  Total4,787 km2 (1,848 sq mi)
Population
 (2011) [2]
  Total390,610
  Density82/km2 (210/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
[2]
   Black African 97.7%
   Coloured 0.2%
   Indian/Asian 0.3%
   White 1.6%
First languages (2011)
[3]
   Swazi 88.5%
   Tsonga 6.8%
   Afrikaans 1.4%
   English 1.1%
  Other2.2%
Time zone UTC+2 (SAST)
Municipal codeMP324

Nkomazi Local Municipality, is a municipality of South Africa, located in the Ehlanzeni District Municipality, Mpumalanga. Malalane is the seat of the municipality.

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Main places

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

PlaceCodeArea (km2)PopulationMost spoken language
Albertsnek 81701 0.02108 Swazi
Baberton 81702 12.281,814Swazi
Hectorspruit 81703 2.97309 Afrikaans
Hoyi 81704 57.1310,777Swazi
Inyoni 81705 0.13748 Tsonga
Kamhlushwa 81706 0.612,078Swazi
Komatiepoort 81707 5.521,443Afrikaans
Lugedlane 81708 123.7929,816Swazi
Malalane 81709 14.232,241Afrikaans
Marloth Park 81710 17.70469Afrikaans
Matsamo Part 1 81711 392.15105,277Swazi
Matsamo Part 2 81718 1.113,659Swazi
Mawewe 81712 238.6221,038Swazi
Mhlaba 81713 80.2717,376Swazi
Mlambo 81714 282.6229,372Swazi
Siboshwa 81716 160.5871,719Swazi
Strathmore Mine 81717 4.26343Swazi
Remainder of the municipality 81715 1,833.8735,837Swazi

Politics

The municipal council consists of sixty-five members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Thirty-three are elected by first-past-the-post voting in thirty-three wards, while the remaining thirty-two 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-four seats on the council.

The following table shows the results of the 2016 election. [5] [6]

PartyVotesSeats
WardListTotal%WardListTotal
African National Congress 83,22783,259166,48682.9332154
Economic Freedom Fighters 10,2259,94120,16610.0077
Democratic Alliance 5,7035,77411,4775.7044
Congress of the People 4753258000.4000
African People's Convention 1885197070.4000
Freedom Front Plus 2672355020.3000
African Christian Democratic Party 2122014130.2000
Pan Africanist Congress 1551052600.1000
Inkatha Freedom Party 01131130.1000
Total100,452100,472200,924100.0333265
Spoilt votes1,3251,2992,624

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References

  1. "Contact list: Executive Mayors". Government Communication & Information System. Archived from the original on 14 July 2010. Retrieved 22 February 2012.
  2. 1 2 "Statistics by place". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 27 September 2015.
  3. "Statistics by place". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 27 September 2015.
  4. Lookup Tables - Statistics South Africa [ permanent dead link ]
  5. "Results Summary – All Ballots: Nkomazi" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 20 April 2017.
  6. "Seat Calculation Detail: Nkomazi" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 20 April 2017.

Nkomazi municipality is home to giant processors of sugar cane the Selati Company and to various coal mines.The municipality has a gate to the country's biggest National park,The Kruger National Park.

Nkomazi Municipality serve as a link between Mozambique and South Africa at the Lebombo border.There are also multiple border posts between South Africa and Swaziland.

Coordinates: 25°40′S31°40′E / 25.667°S 31.667°E / -25.667; 31.667