Lukhanji Local Municipality

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Lukhanji
Local municipality
Official seal of Lukhanji
Seal
Location in the Eastern Cape
Location in the Eastern Cape
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
District Chris Hani
Seat Queenstown
Wards 27
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Nozibele Makanda (ANC)
Area
 • Total 3,813 km2 (1,472 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 190,723
 • Density 50/km2 (130/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 92.6%
 • Coloured 3.8%
 • Indian/Asian 0.5%
 • White 2.7%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Xhosa 86.8%
 • Afrikaans 5.5%
 • English 4.5%
 • Other 3.2%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code EC134

Lukhanji Local Municipality is an administrative area in the Chris Hani District of the Eastern Cape in South Africa. Lukhanji is a Xhosa name for the mountain that runs from the eastern side of Queenstown to the western side.[4]

Main places[edit]

The 2011 census divided the municipality into the following main places
(Note: only places with more than 1,000 inhibitants listed here):[5]

Place Census code Area (km2) Population
Angola, Lukhanji 281037 3.78 1,693
Brakkloof 281052 4.65 2,000
Embekweni 281083 4.25 1,343
Ezibeleni 281015 32.09 30,113
EZweledinga 281093 2.89 1,022
Hewu 281068 2.00 2,193
Illinge 281029 4.65 10,689
KwaNkcwa 281021 1.99 1,219
Lesseyton 281013 2.53 2,715
Lower Didimana 281050 2.39 1,288
McBride 281038 2.39 2,127
Mlungisi 281018 3.67 24,901
Mtebele 281023 3.75 1,705
New Deka 281012 1.68 1,163
Queenstown 281017 67.63 43,971
Sada 281067 4.57 13,493
Tambo 281055 4.06 3,056
Toisekraal 281011 1.02 1,467
Whittlesea 281066 15.37 14,756
Remainder of the municipality 281002 3,588.35 6,233

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of fifty-four members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Twenty-seven councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in twenty-seven wards, while the remaining twenty-seven 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 forty-five seats on the council. The following table shows the results of the election.[6][7]

Party Votes Seats
Ward[Note 1] List Total  % Ward List Total
African National Congress 38,507 39,655 78,162 82.8 26 19 45
Democratic Alliance 4,369 4,807 9,176 9.7 1 4 5
Congress of the People 880 2,194 3,074 3.3 0 2 2
United Democratic Movement 1,170 897 2,067 2.2 0 1 1
Pan Africanist Congress 384 360 744 0.8 0 1 1
Pan Africanist Movement 357 151 508 0.5 0 0 0
Independent 380 380 0.4 0 0
People's Democratic Party 107 60 167 0.2 0 0 0
National Freedom Party 22 84 106 0.1 0 0 0
Total 46,176 48,208 94,384 100.0 27 27 54
Spoilt votes 927 625 1,552
  1. ^ In one ward the ANC candidate was deemed elected without a ballot as no other candidates were nominated.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mother of Six Appointed Executive Mayor of Lukhanji Municipality". Newsroom - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  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: Lukhanji" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Lukhanji" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 31°54′S 26°52′E / 31.900°S 26.867°E / -31.900; 26.867