Kai ǃGarib Local Municipality

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Kai ǃGarib
Local municipality
Official seal of Kai ǃGarib
Seal
Location in the Northern Cape
Location in the Northern Cape
Coordinates: 29°0′S 20°30′E / 29.000°S 20.500°E / -29.000; 20.500Coordinates: 29°0′S 20°30′E / 29.000°S 20.500°E / -29.000; 20.500
Country South Africa
Province Northern Cape
District ZF Mgcawu
Seat Kakamas
Wards 9
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Gina Cloete
Area
 • Total 26,358 km2 (10,177 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 65,869
 • Density 2.5/km2 (6.5/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 28.3%
 • Coloured 62.2%
 • Indian/Asian 0.8%
 • White 6.3%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Afrikaans 71.9%
 • Tswana 24.2%
 • English 1.2%
 • Other 2.7%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code NC082

Kai ǃGarib is an administrative area in the ZF Mgcawu District of Northern Cape in South Africa. The name Kai ǃGarib originates from the Khoi language and means "big great river", referring to the Orange River that flows through the area.[4]

Main places[edit]

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population
Alheit 31601 7.88 683
Augrabies Mission 31603 0.32 287
Augrabies 31602 4.42 2,694
Bloemsmond 31604 1.02 315
Cillie 31605 6.57 2,454
Kakamas 31607 4.96 7,303
Kanoneiland 31608 0.26 247
Keimoes 31609 26.34 9,397
Kenhardt 31610 4.24 3,796
Lennetsville 31611 0.16 1,499
Louisvale 31612 8.61 1,088
Loxtonberg 31613 1.58 708
Lutzburg 31614 0.25 1,302
Marchand 31615 4.86 2,391
Raaswater 31616 0.32 1,980
Riemvasmaak 31617 1.60 696
Remainder of the municipality 31606 7,376.80 20,830

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of seventeen members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Nine councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in nine wards, while the remaining eight 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 ten 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 9,949 10,023 19,972 58.1 8 2 10
Democratic Alliance 4,380 4,472 8,852 25.8 0 4 4
Congress of the People 2,783 2,718 5,501 16.0 1 2 3
Independent 42 42 0.1 0 0
Total 17,154 17,213 34,367 100.0 9 8 17
Spoilt votes 272 235 507

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

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