Intsika Yethu Local Municipality

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Intsika Yethu
Local municipality
Official seal of Intsika Yethu
Seal
Location in the Eastern Cape
Location in the Eastern Cape
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
District Chris Hani
Seat Cofimvaba
Wards 21
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Koliswa Vimbayo
Area
 • Total 2,711 km2 (1,047 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 145,372
 • Density 54/km2 (140/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 99.4%
 • Coloured 0.2%
 • Indian/Asian 0.1%
 • White 0.1%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Xhosa 95.9%
 • English 1.5%
 • Other 2.6%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code EC135

Intsika Yethu Local Municipality is an administrative area in the Chris Hani District of the Eastern Cape in South Africa. Intsika Yethu is an isiXhosa name meaning “our pillars”.[4]

Main places[edit]

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population
Amabhele 22201 50.39 2,901
Amahlubi 22202 373.66 21,761
Amazizi 22203 153.62 6,614
Cofimvaba Part 1 22204 23.22 4,654
Cofimvaba Part 2 22225 46.48 3,612
Ehlatini 22205 123.15 2,650
Emaqwatini 22206 171.21 7,629
Engcobo 22207 18.42 1,054
Gcaleka 22208 45.97 4,041
Gcuwa 22209 90.10 4,824
Hala 22210 598.02 27,005
Idutywa 22211 80.35 5,513
Intsika Yethu 22212 9.29 30
Jumba 22213 91.59 6,216
KwaNkwenkwazi 22214 187.20 11,575
Lady Frere 22215 12.46 217
Mhlontlo 22216 28.79 597
Mtshanyana 22217 273.57 12,211
Ncora 22218 177.97 9,755
Ndlunkulu 22219 73.11 4,322
Ndungwana 22220 267.03 12,069
Qamata 22221 478.40 31,056
Qwebeqwebe 22222 135.96 7,869
Tsomo Part 1 22223 74.21 3,666
Tsomo Part 2 22226 6.80 979
Xalanga 22224 27.93 1,441

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of forty-two members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Twenty-one councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in twenty-one wards, while the remaining twenty-one 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 thirty-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 37,165 37,956 75,121 88.1 21 16 37
Congress of the People 1,908 1,958 3,866 4.5 0 2 2
United Democratic Movement 1,656 1,466 3,122 3.7 0 2 2
Pan Africanist Congress 517 555 1,072 1.3 0 1 1
Democratic Alliance 504 445 949 1.1 0 0 0
African People's Convention 217 360 577 0.7 0 0 0
Pan Africanist Movement 276 220 496 0.6 0 0 0
Inkatha Freedom Party 55 55 0.1 0 0
National Freedom Party 16 16 0.0 0 0
Total 42,314 42,960 85,274 100.0 21 21 42
Spoilt votes 706 645 1,351

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

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 32°00′29″S 27°35′03″E / 32.00806°S 27.58417°E / -32.00806; 27.58417