Engcobo Local Municipality

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Engcobo
Local municipality
Official seal of Engcobo
Seal
Location in the Eastern Cape
Location in the Eastern Cape
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
District Chris Hani
Seat Engcobo
Wards 20
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Lamla Jiyose
Area
 • Total 2,484 km2 (959 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 155,513
 • Density 63/km2 (160/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 99.6%
 • Coloured 0.1%
 • Indian/Asian 0.1%
 • White 0.1%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Xhosa 94.7%
 • English 2.0%
 • Other 3.3%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code EC137

Engcobo Local Municipality is an administrative area in the Chris Hani District of the Eastern Cape in South Africa. Engcobo is an isiXhosa name for a sweet grass found in the area.[4]

Main places[edit]

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population
Amantondo 22401 132.82 7,033
Amaqwati 22402 167.65 16,863
Dumalisile 22403 128.98 8,330
Engcobo 22404 26.55 6,124
Gqutyini 22405 259.73 12,165
Hala 22406 185.31 13,339
Jumba 22407 279.27 16,774
Luhewini 22408 149.02 14,707
Moshi 22409 171.90 11,447
Sidindi 22410 386.90 23,005
Singqumeni 22411 166.64 6,113
Tara 22412 46.35 3,190
Upper Gqobonco 22413 157.67 9,319

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of forty members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Twenty councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in twenty wards, while the remaining twenty 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-five 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 32,542 32,646 65,188 87.3 20 15 35
United Democratic Movement 2,848 2,494 5,342 7.2 0 3 3
Pan Africanist Congress 798 476 1,274 1.7 0 1 1
National Freedom Party 420 540 960 1.3 0 1 1
Congress of the People 91 784 875 1.2 0 0 0
Pan Africanist Movement 363 182 545 0.7 0 0 0
Democratic Alliance 48 265 313 0.4 0 0 0
United Independent Front 30 74 104 0.1 0 0 0
Inkatha Freedom Party 30 73 103 0.1 0 0 0
Total 37,170 37,534 74,704 100.0 20 20 40
Spoilt votes 734 610 1,344

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

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Coordinates: 31°40′S 28°00′E / 31.667°S 28.000°E / -31.667; 28.000