Emalahleni Local Municipality, Eastern Cape

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Emalahleni
Local municipality
Official seal of Emalahleni
Seal
Location in the Eastern Cape
Location in the Eastern Cape
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
District Chris Hani
Seat Lady Frere
Wards 17
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Nomveliso Nyukwana
Area
 • Total 3,447 km2 (1,331 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 119,460
 • Density 35/km2 (90/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 98.5%
 • Coloured 0.6%
 • Indian/Asian 0.1%
 • White 0.6%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Xhosa 95.2%
 • English 1.5%
 • Afrikaans 1.2%
 • Other 2.1%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code EC136

Emalahleni Local Municipality is an administrative area in the Chris Hani District of the Eastern Cape in South Africa. Emalahleni is an isiXhosa name meaning “a place of coal”.[4]

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 thirty seats on the council. The following table shows the results of the election.[5][6]

Party Votes Seats
Ward List Total  % Ward List Total
African National Congress 28,521 29,916 58,437 83.4 17 13 30
Independent 3,288 3,288 4.7 0 0
Democratic Alliance 1,217 1,622 2,839 4.0 0 1 1
United Democratic Movement 1,082 891 1,973 2.8 0 1 1
Congress of the People 500 1,086 1,586 2.3 0 1 1
Pan Africanist Movement 579 562 1,141 1.6 0 1 1
Pan Africanist Congress 422 423 845 1.2 0 0 0
Total 35,609 34,500 70,109 100.0 17 17 34
Spoilt votes 739 1,581 2,320

Main places[edit]

The 2001 census divided the municipality into the following main places:[7]

Place Code Area (km2) Population
Cacadu 22301 245.07 13,780
Cala 22302 9.68 57
Dordrecht 22303 15.67 4,454
Emaqwatini 22305 27.01 1,920
Eqolombeni 22306 61.56 1,603
Guba 22307 315.77 8,807
Hala 22308 114.03 2,835
Indwe 22309 12.17 1,425
Lady Frere 22310 24.71 729
Lakishi 22311 23.79 3,557
Macubeni 22312 350.56 16,760
Manyano 22313 0.16 1,370
Mavuya 22314 0.59 3,023
Mhlontlo 22315 340.69 18,960
Mzamomhle 22316 0.29 880
Nonesi 22317 557.59 28,776
Sinakho 22318 1.39 4,279
Remainder of the municipality 22304 1,134.11 2,732

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. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: Emalahleni". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Emalahleni". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  7. ^ Lookup Tables - Statistics South Africa

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 31°42′14″S 27°13′57″E / 31.70389°S 27.23250°E / -31.70389; 27.23250