Hantam Local Municipality

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Hantam
Local municipality
Official seal of Hantam
Seal
Location in the Northern Cape
Location in the Northern Cape
Coordinates: 31°15′S 19°45′E / 31.250°S 19.750°E / -31.250; 19.750Coordinates: 31°15′S 19°45′E / 31.250°S 19.750°E / -31.250; 19.750
Country South Africa
Province Northern Cape
District Namakwa
Seat Calvinia
Wards 5
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Magdeline Dyers
Area
 • Total 36,128 km2 (13,949 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 21,578
 • Density 0.60/km2 (1.5/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 4.4%
 • Coloured 82.2%
 • Indian/Asian 0.7%
 • White 12.1%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Afrikaans 96.7%
 • English 1.1%
 • Other 2.2%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code NC065

Hantam is an administrative area in the Namakwa District of Northern Cape in South Africa.

Hatam is a Khoi name that means "mountains where the bulbs grow". The municipality is named after the Hantam Mountains found in the area.[4]

Main places[edit]

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

Place Code Population Area (km2)
Brandvlei 366001 2,859 29.3
Calvinia 366005 9,680 154.5
Loeriesfontein 366003 2,744 34.5
Nieuwoudtville 366004 2,093 26.3
Tankwa Karoo National Park 366006 28 267.9
Remainder 366002 4,175 35,615.7
Total 21,578 36,128.0

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of nine members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Five councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in five wards, while the remaining four 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 on the council; the Democratic Alliance (DA) and the Congress of the People (COPE) formed a coalition 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 4,179 4,111 8,290 49.1 4 0 4
Democratic Alliance 3,493 3,618 7,111 42.2 1 3 4
Congress of the People 747 722 1,469 8.7 0 1 1
Total 8,419 8,451 16,870 100.0 5 4 9
Spoilt votes 111 84 195

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. ^ "Hantam Local Municipality". Census 2011. 
  6. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: Hantam". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Hantam". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 

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