Victor Khanye Local Municipality

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Victor Khanye
Official seal of Victor Khanye
Seal
Location in Mpumalanga
Location in Mpumalanga
Coordinates: 26°10′S 28°45′E / 26.167°S 28.750°E / -26.167; 28.750Coordinates: 26°10′S 28°45′E / 26.167°S 28.750°E / -26.167; 28.750
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceMpumalanga
DistrictNkangala
SeatDelmas
Wards9
Government
 • TypeMunicipal council
 • MayorEvah Makhabane
Area
 • Total1,568 km2 (605 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[2]
 • Total75,452
 • Density48/km2 (120/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African82.3%
 • Coloured1.1%
 • Indian/Asian0.3%
 • White16.0%
First languages (2011)
 • Zulu36.0%
 • Southern Ndebele25.4%
 • Afrikaans15.9%
 • Sotho3.9%
 • Other18.8%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Municipal codeMP311

Victor Khanye Local Municipality (formerly Delmas Local Municipality) is located in the Nkangala District Municipality of Mpumalanga province, South Africa. The seat of Delmas Local Municipality is Delmas. The local municipality was one of the four to have passed the 2009-10 audit by the Auditor-General of South Africa, who deemed it to have a clean administration.[4]

Main places[edit]

The 2001 census divided the municipality into the following main places:[5]

Place Code Area (km2) Population Most spoken language
Botleng 80801 5.09 30,793 Zulu
Delmas 80805 13.41 3,496 Afrikaans
Eloff 80803 11.15 1,391 Afrikaans
Sundra 80804 71.38 3,252 Afrikaans
Remainder of the municipality 80802 1,466.21 17,275 Southern Ndebele

Politics[edit]

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

The following table shows the results of the election.[6][7]

Party Votes Seats
Ward List Total % Ward List Total
ANC 11,588 11,935 23,523 65.1 8 3 11
Democratic Alliance 3,773 3,764 7,537 20.9 1 3 4
Economic Freedom Fighters 1,779 1,831 3,610 10.0 0 2 2
Freedom Front Plus 515 492 1,007 2.8 0 0 0
Independent 469 469 1.3 0 0
Total 18,124 18,022 36,146 100.0 9 8 17
Spoilt votes 399 399 798

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact list: Executive Mayors". Government Communication & Information System. Archived from the original on 14 July 2010. 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. ^ "Auditor-General urges South Africa's mayors to lead the drive towards clean administration by 2014". Archived from the original on 2012-02-23. Retrieved 2017-08-08.
  5. ^ Lookup Tables - Statistics South Africa[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: Delmas" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  7. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Delmas" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 30 January 2017.

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