Blue Crane Route Local Municipality

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Blue Crane Route
Bloukraanroete
Local municipality
Official seal of Blue Crane Route
Seal
Location in the Eastern Cape
Location in the Eastern Cape
Coordinates: 32°43′S 25°35′E / 32.717°S 25.583°E / -32.717; 25.583Coordinates: 32°43′S 25°35′E / 32.717°S 25.583°E / -32.717; 25.583
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
District Cacadu
Seat Somerset East
Wards 6
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Magery Scott
Area
 • Total 11,068 km2 (4,273 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 36,002
 • Density 3.3/km2 (8.4/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 59.0%
 • Coloured 33.0%
 • Indian/Asian 0.3%
 • White 6.8%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Xhosa 51.3%
 • Afrikaans 43.2%
 • English 3.4%
 • Other 2.1%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code EC102

Blue Crane Route Local Municipality (Afrikaans: Bloukraanroete Plaaslike Munisipaliteit) is an administrative area in the Cacadu District of the Eastern Cape in South Africa.

The municipality is named after the South African national bird, the Blue Crane.[4]

Main places[edit]

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

Place Code Population Most spoken language
Bongweni 20202 3,776 Xhosa
Cookhouse 20203 1,415 Afrikaans
Khayanisho 20204 1,448 Xhosa
KwaNojoli 20205 8,132 Xhosa
Pearston 20206 2,596 Afrikaans
Petersburg 29103 39 Afrikaans
Somerset East 20207 8,456 Afrikaans
Remainder of the municipality 20201 9,196 Xhosa

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of eleven members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Six councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in six wards, while the remaining 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 18 May 2011 the African National Congress (ANC) won a majority of seven 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 6,203 6,488 12,691 63.5 5 2 7
Democratic Alliance 3,220 3,411 6,631 33.2 1 3 4
Independent 659 659 3.3 0 0
Total 10,082 9,899 19,981 100.0 6 5 11
Spoilt votes 233 404 637

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: Blue Crane Route". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Blue Crane Route". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 

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