Joe Gqabi District Municipality

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Joe Gqabi
Drakensberg District
District municipality
Official seal of Joe Gqabi
Seal
Location in the Eastern Cape
Location in the Eastern Cape
Coordinates: 30°58′S 27°36′E / 30.967°S 27.600°E / -30.967; 27.600Coordinates: 30°58′S 27°36′E / 30.967°S 27.600°E / -30.967; 27.600
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
Seat Barkly East
Local municipalities
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Z Dumzela
Area
 • Total 25,663 km2 (9,909 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 349,768
 • Density 14/km2 (35/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 93.8%
 • Coloured 3.5%
 • Indian/Asian 0.2%
 • White 2.4%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Xhosa 70.5%
 • Sotho 20.2%
 • Afrikaans 5.9%
 • English 1.6%
 • Other 1.8%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code DC14

Joe Gqabi District Municipality is one of the seven districts of Eastern Cape province of South Africa. The seat of Joe Gqabi is Barkly East. The majority of its 349,768 people speak IsiXhosa (2011 census).

Before 1 February 2010 it was known as the Ukhahlamba District Municipality;[4] its name was changed in recognition of Joe Nzingo Gqabi (1929–1981),[5] an African National Congress member who was a journalist for the New Age, a member of the Umkhonto we Sizwe, and one of the Pretoria Twelve.[6]

Geography[edit]

Local municipalities[edit]

The district contains the following local municipalities:

Local municipality Code Population %
Elundini EC141 138 141 39.50%
Senqu EC142 134 150 38.35%
Maletswai EC143 43 800 12.52%
Gariep EC144 33 677 9.63%

Neighbours[edit]

Joe Gqabi is surrounded by the following districts:

Demographics[edit]

The following statistics are from the 2011 census:

Language Population %
Xhosa 244 021 70.47%
Sotho 69 889 20.18%
Afrikaans 20 329 5.87%
English 5 696 1.64%
Sign language 2 124 0.61%
Other 1 319 0.38%
Zulu 875 0.25%
Ndebele 603 0.17%
Northern Sotho 592 0.17%
Tswana 471 0.14%
Tsonga 153 0.04%
Venda 141 0.04%
Swati 77 0.02%

Gender[edit]

Gender Population %
Female 184 325 52.70%
Male 165 443 47.30%

Ethnic group[edit]

Ethnic group Population %
Black African 328 002 93.78%
Coloured 12 177 3.48%
White 8 277 2.37%
Indian/Asian 632 0.18%

Age[edit]

Age Population %
000 - 004 35 279 10.34%
005 - 009 45 321 13.28%
010 - 014 51 410 15.06%
015 - 019 46 355 13.58%
020 - 024 28 543 8.36%
025 - 029 19 533 5.72%
030 - 034 16 274 4.77%
035 - 039 15 584 4.57%
040 - 044 14 915 4.37%
045 - 049 12 997 3.81%
050 - 054 11 073 3.24%
055 - 059 9 131 2.68%
060 - 064 9 828 2.88%
065 - 069 9 700 2.84%
070 - 074 6 694 1.96%
075 - 079 3 824 1.12%
080 - 084 3 312 0.97%
085 - 089 962 0.28%
090 - 094 402 0.12%
095 - 099 138 0.04%
100 plus 62 0.02%

Politics[edit]

Election results[edit]

Election results for Joe Gqabi (prev. Ukhahlamba) in the South African general election, 2004.

  • Population 18 and over: 180 079 [52.76% of total population]
  • Total votes: 114 530 [33.55% of total population]
  • Voting % estimate: 63.60% votes as a % of population 18 and over
Party Votes %
African National Congress 97 560 85.18%
United Democratic Movement 7 924 6.92%
Democratic Alliance 4 357 3.80%
Pan African Congress 1 344 1.17%
African Christian Democratic Party 732 0.64%
Independent Democrats 584 0.51%
New National Party 434 0.38%
Freedom Front Plus 429 0.37%
SOPA 156 0.14%
Inkhata Freedom Party 153 0.13%
Azanian People's Organisation 150 0.13%
EMSA 125 0.11%
PJC 116 0.10%
United Christian Democratic Party 116 0.10%
NA 84 0.07%
TOP 65 0.06%
UF 65 0.06%
CDP 44 0.04%
Minority Front 37 0.03%
NLP 28 0.02%
KISS 27 0.02%
Total 114 530 100.00%

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. ^ "Name Change". Joe Gqabi District Municipality. "Importand Notice ! The name of Ukhahlamba District Municipality changed on the 01st of February 2010 to Joe Gqabi District Municipality." 
  5. ^ T. L. Marawu (Executive Mayor) (25 February 2010). "State of the District Address — Joe Gqabi DM" (PDF). Joe Gqabi District Municipality. Retrieved 2012-10-05. "Our people must be aware that we are changing the name of this municipality to Joe Gqabi District Municipality This takes place after the public consultation we have made in this regard. The public chose the name Joe Gqabi to honour the role played by this hero in fighting against apartheid." 
  6. ^ "Joe Nzingo Gqabi". South African History Online. Retrieved 2012-10-05. 

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