Camdeboo Local Municipality

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Camdeboo
Local municipality
Official seal of Camdeboo
Seal
Location in the Eastern Cape
Location in the Eastern Cape
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
District Cacadu
Seat Graaff-Reinet
Wards 7
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Hanna Makoba
Area
 • Total 12,422 km2 (4,796 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 50,993
 • Density 4.1/km2 (11/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 24.8%
 • Coloured 64.8%
 • Indian/Asian 0.4%
 • White 9.6%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Afrikaans 78.7%
 • Xhosa 15.7%
 • English 3.8%
 • Other 1.8%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code EC101

Camdeboo Local Municipality is an administrative area in the Cacadu District of the Eastern Cape in South Africa.

The name Camdeboo has evolved from a phonetically similar Khoi word meaning “green hollow”.[4]

Main places[edit]

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

Place Code Population Most spoken language
Aberdeen 20101 4,979 Afrikaans
Graaff-Reinet 20103 24,230 Afrikaans
Nieu-Bethesda 20104 1,007 Afrikaans
Thembalesizwe 20105 1,338 Xhosa
uMasizakhe 20106 8,234 Xhosa
Remainder of the municipality 20102 4,577 Afrikaans

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of fourteen members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Seven councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in seven wards, while the remaining seven 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 eight 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 7,382 7,493 14,875 55.5 4 4 8
Democratic Alliance 5,586 5,634 11,220 41.9 3 3 6
Independent Ratepayers Association of SA 174 89 263 1.0 0 0 0
Freedom Front Plus 136 95 231 0.9 0 0 0
Pan Africanist Congress 121 90 211 0.8 0 0 0
Total 13,399 13,401 26,800 100.0 7 7 14
Spoilt votes 155 144 299

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: Camdeboo". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Camdeboo". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 32°15′20″S 24°32′26″E / 32.25556°S 24.54056°E / -32.25556; 24.54056