Great Kei Local Municipality
Location in the Eastern Cape
|• Type||Municipal council|
|• Mayor||Pat Hlungwani|
|• Total||1,736 km2 (670 sq mi)|
|• Density||22/km2 (58/sq mi)|
|Racial makeup (2011)|
|• Black African||91.3%|
|First languages (2011)|
|Time zone||SAST (UTC+2)|
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.
|Remainder of the municipality||21204||1,519.30||7,087|
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.
|African National Congress||10,579||10,790||21,369||84.0||7||4||11|
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