Emthanjeni Local Municipality

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Emthanjeni
Local municipality
Official seal of Emthanjeni
Seal
Location in the Northern Cape
Location in the Northern Cape
Coordinates: 30°40′S 24°0′E / 30.667°S 24.000°E / -30.667; 24.000Coordinates: 30°40′S 24°0′E / 30.667°S 24.000°E / -30.667; 24.000
Country South Africa
Province Northern Cape
District Pixley ka Seme
Seat De Aar
Wards 7
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Boy Kenneth Markman
Area
 • Total 13,472 km2 (5,202 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 42,356
 • Density 3.1/km2 (8.1/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 33.2%
 • Coloured 57.7%
 • Indian/Asian 0.6%
 • White 8.0%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Afrikaans 70.3%
 • Xhosa 23.8%
 • English 2.3%
 • Other 3.6%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code NC073

Emthanjeni Local Municipality is a local municipality in the Pixley ka Seme District Municipality district of the Northern Cape province of South Africa. Emthanjeni is a Xhosa name meaning a "vein", symbolising the importance of an underground water supply system to the area.[4] It is also a translation of the name of the municipality's seat, De Aar.

Main places[edit]

The 2011 census divided the municipality into the following main places:[5]

Place Code Area (km2) Population Most spoken language
Britstown 371002 61.47 3,843 Afrikaans
De Aar 371004 84.23 23,760 Afrikaans
Hanover 371006 80.77 4,594 Afrikaans
Mziwabantu 371001 1,08 1,302 Xhosa/Afrikaans
Nonzwakazi 371005 1.27 6,230 Xhosa
Remainder of the municipality 371003 13,243.48 2,626 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 no party obtained a majority of seats on the council; the African National Congress formed a coalition with an independent to govern the municipality. The following table shows the results of the election.[6][7]

Party Votes Seats
Ward List Total  % Ward List Total
African National Congress 6,869 7,233 14,102 52.2 5 2 7
Democratic Alliance 4,440 4,569 9,009 33.4 1 4 5
Congress of the People 808 1,789 2,597 9.6 0 1 1
Independent 1,298 1,298 4.8 1 1
Total 13,415 13,591 27,006 100.0 7 7 14
Spoilt votes 457 318 775

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

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