Great Kei Local Municipality

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Great Kei
Local municipality
Official seal of Great Kei
Seal
Location in the Eastern Cape
Location in the Eastern Cape
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
District Amathole
Seat Komga
Wards 7
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Pat Hlungwani
Area
 • Total 1,736 km2 (670 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 38,991
 • Density 22/km2 (58/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 91.3%
 • Coloured 1.3%
 • Indian/Asian 0.1%
 • White 7.1%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Xhosa 88.8%
 • English 7.0%
 • Afrikaans 2.7%
 • Other 1.5%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code EC123

Great Kei Local Municipality is an administrative area in the Amatole District of the Eastern Cape in South Africa. The name "Kei" is of Khoi origin, meaning "sand". The municipality is named after the Great Kei River.[4]

Main places[edit]

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population
Cintsa East 21202 3.80 1,317
Cintsa 21201 2.57 423
Cwili 21203 0.51 1,473
Haga Haga 21205 1.20 114
Kei Mouth 21206 3.20 284
Komga 21207 5.32 1,267
Kwelera Point 21209 0.36 96
Kwelera 21208 50.83 8,941
Mooiplaas 21210 145.07 17,281
Morgans Bay 21211 1.36 453
Ocean View 21212 0.17 67
Qumrha 21213 1.94 5,652
Remainder of the municipality 21204 1,519.30 7,087

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of thirteen members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Seven councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in seven wards, while the remaining six 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 eleven 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 10,579 10,790 21,369 84.0 7 4 11
Democratic Alliance 2,103 1,962 4,065 16.0 0 2 2
Total 12,682 12,752 25,434 100.0 7 6 13
Spoilt votes 323 240 563

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

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Coordinates: 32°35′30″S 27°53′02″E / 32.59167°S 27.88389°E / -32.59167; 27.88389