Elundini Local Municipality

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Elundini
Local municipality
Official seal of Elundini
Seal
Location in the Eastern Cape
Location in the Eastern Cape
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
District Joe Gqabi
Seat Maclear
Wards 17
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Nonkongozelo Ruth Lengs
Area
 • Total 5,065 km2 (1,956 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 138,141
 • Density 27/km2 (71/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 98.1%
 • Coloured 1.0%
 • Indian/Asian 0.1%
 • White 0.7%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Xhosa 70.1%
 • Sotho 24.8%
 • Afrikaans 1.7%
 • English 1.6%
 • Other 1.8%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code EC141

Elundini Local Municipality is an administrative area in the Joe Gqabi District Municipality of the Eastern Cape in South Africa.

The name originates from isiZulu and it refers to the Drakensberg Mountains.[4]

Main places[edit]

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population Most spoken language
Amahlubi 22601 676.98 17,492 Xhosa
Amazizi 22602 156.98 6,934 Xhosa
Asentshonalanga 22603 90.82 5,102 Xhosa
Bakoena 22604 224.75 12,458 Sotho
Basoto 22605 169.85 8,454 Xhosa
Batlokoa 22606 720.18 32,079 Sotho
Hlubi 22608 125.92 4,872 Xhosa
JK Bokwe 22609 0.28 1,280 Xhosa
Maclear 22610 7.24 4,908 Xhosa
Madeira 22611 0.23 598 Xhosa
Mati's 22612 0.25 1,762 Xhosa
Matolandile/Zimelelandile 22613 98.11 5,556 Xhosa
Mount Fletcher Part 1 22614 10.70 9,406 Xhosa
Mount Fletcher Part 2 22620 108.32 3,371 Xhosa
Ngcele 22615 162.30 8,521 Xhosa
Ntokozweni 22616 0.13 1,119 Xhosa
Ntywenka Forest 22617 0.15 159 Xhosa
Sonwabile 22618 2.14 4,671 Xhosa
Ugie 22619 18.21 3,585 Xhosa
Remainder of the municipality 22607 2,782.47 5,279 Xhosa

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of thirty-four members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Seventeen councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in seventeen wards, while the remaining seventeen 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 twenty-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 25,851 25,181 51,032 80.5 17 11 28
Democratic Alliance 1,568 2,021 3,589 5.7 0 2 2
United Democratic Movement 1,497 1,465 2,962 4.7 0 2 2
African Independent Congress 646 2,259 2,905 4.6 0 2 2
Independent 1,962 1,962 3.1 0 0
Pan Africanist Congress 264 251 515 0.8 0 0 0
African People's Convention 144 273 417 0.7 0 0 0
Total 31,932 31,450 63,382 100.0 17 17 34
Spoilt votes 1,046 1,201 2,247

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

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Coordinates: 31°04′40″S 28°21′36″E / 31.07778°S 28.36000°E / -31.07778; 28.36000