Kareeberg Local Municipality

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Kareeberg
Local municipality
Location in the Northern Cape
Location in the Northern Cape
Coordinates: 30°40′S 22°10′E / 30.667°S 22.167°E / -30.667; 22.167Coordinates: 30°40′S 22°10′E / 30.667°S 22.167°E / -30.667; 22.167
Country South Africa
Province Northern Cape
District Pixley ka Seme
Seat Carnarvon
Wards 4
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Burnette Slambee
Area
 • Total 17,702 km2 (6,835 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 11,673
 • Density 0.66/km2 (1.7/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 4.8%
 • Coloured 85.1%
 • Indian/Asian 0.5%
 • White 9.1%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Afrikaans 95.9%
 • English 1.3%
 • Other 2.8%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code NC074

Kareeberg Local Municipality is a local municipality in the Pixley ka Seme District Municipality district of the Northern Cape province of South Africa. The name originates from a mountain range in the region, the Karee Mountains.[4]

Main places[edit]

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population Most spoken language
Carnarvon 31001 8.07 5,235 Afrikaans
Van Wyksvlei 31003 8.54 1,418 Afrikaans
Vosburg 31004 0.99 1,125 Afrikaans
Remainder of the municipality 31002 17,681.08 1,702 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 four 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 2,914 2,951 5,865 61.2 4 0 4
Democratic Alliance 1,490 1,529 3,019 31.5 0 2 2
Congress of the People 357 318 675 7.0 0 1 1
Independent 31 31 0.3 0 0
Total 4,792 4,798 9,590 100.0 4 3 7
Spoilt votes 77 71 148

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

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