Khâi-Ma Local Municipality

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Khâi-Ma
Local municipality
Official seal of Khâi-Ma
Seal
Location in the Northern Cape
Location in the Northern Cape
Coordinates: 29°30′S 19°15′E / 29.500°S 19.250°E / -29.500; 19.250Coordinates: 29°30′S 19°15′E / 29.500°S 19.250°E / -29.500; 19.250
Country South Africa
Province Northern Cape
District Namakwa
Seat Pofadder
Wards 4
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Lindie Bruintjies-Groenewald
Area
 • Total 16,628 km2 (6,420 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 12,465
 • Density 0.75/km2 (1.9/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 17.6%
 • Coloured 75.1%
 • Indian/Asian 0.4%
 • White 6.0%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Afrikaans 83.3%
 • Tswana 10.9%
 • Xhosa 2.2%
 • English 1.2%
 • Other 2.4%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code NC067

Khâi-Ma is an administrative area in the Namakwa District of Northern Cape in South Africa. Khai-Ma is a Khoi word meaning "to stand up".[4]

Main places[edit]

The 2011 census divided the municipality into the following main places:[5]

Place Code Area (km2) Population
Aggeneys 368006 205.7 2,262
Onseepkans 368001 27.7 2,090
Pella 368004 477.8 2,470
Pofadder 368005 162.1 3,287
Witbank 368003 0.4 210
Remainder 368002 15,754.2 2,148
Total 16,628.0 12,465

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 2,710 2,718 5,428 58.2 4 0 4
Congress of the People 1,338 1,329 2,667 28.6 0 2 2
Democratic Alliance 614 615 1,229 13.2 0 1 1
Total 4,662 4,662 9,324 100.0 4 3 7
Spoilt votes 48 46 94

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact list: Executive Mayors". Government Communication & Information System. Retrieved 22 February 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Local Municipality". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 11 September 2013. 
  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. ^ "Khâi-Ma Local Municipality". Census 2011. 
  6. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: Khâi-Ma". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Khâi-Ma". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013.