ǃKheis Local Municipality

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ǃKheis
Local municipality
Official seal of ǃKheis
Seal
Location in the Northern Cape
Location in the Northern Cape
Coordinates: 29°15′S 21°40′E / 29.250°S 21.667°E / -29.250; 21.667Coordinates: 29°15′S 21°40′E / 29.250°S 21.667°E / -29.250; 21.667
Country South Africa
Province Northern Cape
District ZF Mgcawu
Seat Groblershoop
Wards 4
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Serena Johnson
Area
 • Total 11,107 km2 (4,288 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 16,637
 • Density 1.5/km2 (3.9/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 6.9%
 • Coloured 85.3%
 • Indian/Asian 1.0%
 • White 5.4%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Afrikaans 94.5%
 • Tswana 1.9%
 • English 1.1%
 • Other 2.5%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code NC084

ǃKheis is an administrative area in the ZF Mgcawu District of Northern Cape in South Africa. ǃKheis is a Khoi name meaning "a place where you live, or a home". The municipality is named in recognition of the Khoi people who were the first permanent dwellers of the area.[4]

Main places[edit]

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population
Boegoeberg 31802 0.37 1,587
Gannaput 31803 0.37 965
Groblershoop 31804 1.26 437
Grootdrink 31805 0.46 2,177
Stutterheim 31806 0.80 3,043
Wegdraai 31807 0.77 1,559
Remainder of the municipality 31801 5,518.68 6,274

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of seven members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Four councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in four wards, while the remaining three 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 18 May 2011 the African National Congress (ANC) won a majority of four seats on the council. The following table shows the results of the election.[6][7]

Party Votes Seats
Ward List Total  % Ward List Total
African National Congress 3,502 3,535 7,037 57.4 4 0 4
Congress of the People 1,454 1,454 2,908 23.7 0 2 2
Democratic Alliance 1,067 1,051 2,118 17.3 0 1 1
Freedom Front Plus 70 47 117 1.0 0 0 0
African Christian Democratic Party 36 44 80 0.7 0 0 0
Total 6,129 6,131 12,260 100.0 4 3 7
Spoilt votes 57 61 118

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact list: Executive Mayors". Government Communication & Information System. Retrieved 22 February 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Table: Census 2011 by district council, gender, age in 5 year groups and population group". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 6 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "Table: Census 2011 by district council, gender, language and population group". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 6 November 2012. 
  4. ^ South African Languages - Place names
  5. ^ Lookup Tables - Statistics South Africa
  6. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: ǃKheis". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: ǃKheis". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 

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