Central Karoo District Municipality

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Central Karoo
Sentraal Karoo
District municipality
Official seal of Central Karoo
Seal
Location in South Africa
Location in South Africa
Local municipalities within the Central Karoo
Local municipalities within the Central Karoo
Coordinates: 32°40′S 22°15′E / 32.667°S 22.250°E / -32.667; 22.250Coordinates: 32°40′S 22°15′E / 32.667°S 22.250°E / -32.667; 22.250
Country South Africa
Province Western Cape
Seat Beaufort West
Local municipalities
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Doreen Hugo
Area
 • Total 38,854 km2 (15,002 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 71,011
 • Density 1.8/km2 (4.7/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 12.7%
 • Coloured 76.2%
 • Indian/Asian 0.4%
 • White 10.1%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Afrikaans 87.2%
 • Xhosa 7.8%
 • English 2.6%
 • Other 2.4%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code DC5

The Central Karoo District Municipality (Afrikaans: Sentraal Karoo-distriksmunisipaliteit) is a district municipality located in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. Its municipality code is DC5.

Geography[edit]

The Central Karoo District Municipality is divided into three local municipalities, which are described in the following table.

Name Seat Population
(2011)
Area
(km2)
Density
(inhabitants/km2)
Laingsburg Local Municipality[4] Laingsburg 8,289 8,784 0.94
Prince Albert Local Municipality[5] Prince Albert 13,136 8,153 1.61
Beaufort West Local Municipality[6] Beaufort West 49,586 21,917 2.26
Total 71,011 38,854 1.83

Adjacent municipalities[edit]

Demographics[edit]

The following statistics are from the 2011 Census.[7] Note that due to fuzzing applied to statistics, columns may not sum to exactly the indicated total.

First language[edit]

Language Population  %
Afrikaans 60,074 87.2%
Xhosa 5,346 7.8%
English 1,789 2.6%
Tswana 399 0.6%
Sotho 322 0.5%
Zulu 182 0.3%
Sign language 179 0.3%
Ndebele 117 0.2%
Northern Sotho 93 0.1%
Venda 60 0.1%
Swazi 29 0.0%
Tsonga 18 0.0%
Other 301 0.4%
Total 68,909
Not applicable 2,101

Race[edit]

Race Population  %
Coloured 54,076 76.2%
Black African 9,045 12.7%
White 7,197 10.1%
Indian or Asian 300 0.4%
Other 394 0.6%
Total 71,011

Gender[edit]

Gender Population  %
Female 36,244 51.0%
Male 34,767 49.0%
Total 71,011

Age[edit]

Age group Population  %
0–4 7,679 10.8%
5–9 7,030 9.9%
10–14 6,976 9.8%
15–19 6,159 8.7%
20–24 5,672 8.0%
25–29 5,343 7.5%
30–34 4,740 6.7%
35–39 4,773 6.7%
40–44 4,786 6.7%
45–49 4,279 6.0%
50–54 3,811 5.4%
55–59 3,047 4.3%
60–64 2,344 3.3%
65–69 1,636 2.3%
70–74 1,243 1.8%
75–79 751 1.1%
80–84 405 0.6%
85+ 203 0.3%
Total 71,011

Politics[edit]

The council of the Central Karoo District Municipality consists of thirteen councillors, of whom six are directly elected by party-list proportional representation, and seven are appointed by the councils of the constituent local municipalities: five by Beaufort West and one each by Laingsburg and Prince Albert. As of August 2012 there are six councillors representing the African National Congress (ANC), six representing the Democratic Alliance (DA), and one representing the Karoo Gemeenskaps Party (KGP). The KGP councillor is in a coalition with the ANC.[8] The mayor is Edward Njadu and the deputy mayor is Elsabe Maans; both are ANC representatives.[9]

The following table shows the detailed composition of the council.[8]

ANC DA KGP
Directly elected 3 3 0
Appointed by Laingsburg 0 1 0
Appointed by Prince Albert 0 0 1
Appointed by Beaufort West 3 2 0
Total 6 6 1

The following table shows the results of the election of the ten directly-elected councillors on 18 May 2011.[10]

Party Votes Vote % Seats
African National Congress 10,721 49.5 3
Democratic Alliance 9,377 43.3 3
Independent Civic Organisation of South Africa 816 3.8 0
National People's Party 481 2.2 0
South African Progressive Civic Organisation 268 1.2 0
Total 21,663 100.00 6
Spoilt votes[11] 2,385

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. ^ "Laingsburg Local Municipality". The Local Government Handbook. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "Prince Albert Local Municipality". The Local Government Handbook. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  6. ^ "Beaufort West Local Municipality". The Local Government Handbook. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  7. ^ Census 2011 statistical tables accessible through Stats SA SuperWEB.
  8. ^ a b "Political composition of councils". Western Cape Department of Local Government. August 2012. Retrieved 17 August 2012. 
  9. ^ "Central Karoo District Municipality: Contact". Western Cape Government. Retrieved 16 September 2012. 
  10. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Central Karoo". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 16 September 2012. 
  11. ^ "% Spoilt Ballots: Western Cape: All Municipalities". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 16 September 2012. 

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