Gariep Local Municipality

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Gariep
Local municipality
Official seal of Gariep
Seal
Location in the Eastern Cape
Location in the Eastern Cape
Coordinates: 30°59′S 26°19′E / 30.983°S 26.317°E / -30.983; 26.317Coordinates: 30°59′S 26°19′E / 30.983°S 26.317°E / -30.983; 26.317
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
District Joe Gqabi
Seat Burgersdorp[1]
Wards 5
Government[2]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Ncedo Ngoqo
Area
 • Total 8,911 km2 (3,441 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 33,677
 • Density 3.8/km2 (9.8/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[3]
 • Black African 72.9%
 • Coloured 17.8%
 • Indian/Asian 0.3%
 • White 8.7%
First languages (2011)[4]
 • Xhosa 67.3%
 • Afrikaans 26.2%
 • Sotho 2.3%
 • English 1.9%
 • Other 2.3%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code EC144

Gariep Local Municipality is a local municipality in Joe Gqabi District Municipality, Eastern Cape.

Main places[edit]

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population
Burgersdorp 22901 27.17 4,409
Khayamnandi 22903 2.11 5,962
Lyciunville 22904 0.54 2,416
Mzamomhle 22905 1.21 6,851
Nozizwe 22906 0.37 1,514
Oviston 22907 4.00 560
Steynsburg 22908 1.37 696
Tembisa 22909 0.32 2,280
Venterstad 22910 0.87 355
Remainder of the municipality 22902 8,798.62 6,269

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of ten members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Five councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in five wards, while the remaining five 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 seven 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 6,394 6,542 12,936 69.2 4 3 7
Democratic Alliance 2,500 2,612 5,112 27.3 1 2 3
Pan Africanist Congress 190 157 347 1.9 0 0 0
Independent 214 214 1.1 0 0
United Democratic Movement 45 43 88 0.5 0 0 0
Total 9,343 9,354 18,697 100.0 5 5 10
Spoilt votes 147 137 284

References[edit]

  1. ^ "EASTERN CAPE PROVINCE". South African Department of Health. Retrieved 22 November 2009. 
  2. ^ "Contact list: Executive Mayors". Government Communication & Information System. Retrieved 22 February 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Table: Census 2011 by district council, gender, age in 5 year groups and population group". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 6 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "Table: Census 2011 by district council, gender, language and population group". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 6 November 2012. 
  5. ^ Lookup Tables - Statistics South Africa
  6. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: Gariep". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Gariep". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 

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