Ikwezi Local Municipality

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Ikwezi
Local municipality
Official seal of Ikwezi
Seal
Location in the Eastern Cape
Location in the Eastern Cape
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
District Cacadu
Seat Jansenville
Wards 4
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Sizwe Alfred Mngwevu
Area
 • Total 4,563 km2 (1,762 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 10,537
 • Density 2.3/km2 (6.0/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 37.2%
 • Coloured 54.6%
 • Indian/Asian 0.2%
 • White 7.6%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Afrikaans 69.6%
 • Xhosa 25.8%
 • English 2.6%
 • Other 2%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code EC103

Ikwezi Local Municipality is an administrative area in the Cacadu District of the Eastern Cape in South Africa. Ikwezi is an isiXhosa name that means "morning star".[4]

Main places[edit]

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population Most spoken language
Jansenville 20302 23.83 1,433 Afrikaans
Klipplaat 20303 2.19 1,257 Afrikaans
KwaZamukucinga 20304 1.18 3,477 Xhosa
Wongalethu 20305 1.62 1,640 Afrikaans
Remainder of the municipality 20301 4,420.87 2,558 Afrikaans

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of seven members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Four councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in four wards, while the remaining three 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 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 2,346 2,356 4,702 66.0 4 1 5
Democratic Alliance 1,044 1,211 2,255 31.6 0 2 2
Independent 168 168 2.4 0 0
Total 3,558 3,567 7,125 100.0 4 3 7
Spoilt votes 62 61 123

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

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 32°56′S 24°40′E / 32.933°S 24.667°E / -32.933; 24.667