Makana Local Municipality

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Makana
Local municipality
Official seal of Makana
Seal
Location in the Eastern Cape
Location in the Eastern Cape
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
District Cacadu
Seat Grahamstown
Wards 14
Government[2]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Zamuxolo Peter (ANC)
 • Municipal Manager Dr Pravine Naidoo[1]
Area
 • Total 4,376 km2 (1,690 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 80,390
 • Density 18/km2 (48/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[3]
 • Black African 78.0%
 • Coloured 12.1%
 • Indian/Asian 0.7%
 • White 8.7%
First languages (2011)[4]
 • Xhosa 71.5%
 • Afrikaans 14.8%
 • English 10.5%
 • Other 3.2%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code EC104

Makana Local Municipality is the local municipality which governs the city of Grahamstown and surrounding areas in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. It forms part of the Cacadu District Municipality. The municipality is named after a Xhosa prophet, Makana.[5]

Main places[edit]

The 2011 census divided the municipality into the following main places:[6]

Place Code Population Area (km2) Most spoken language
Alicedale 264005 1,932 3.9 Afrikaans
Grahamstown 264004 50,217 62.7 Xhosa
KwaNonzwakazi 264006 1,940 0.8 Xhosa
Rhini 264003 17,047 2.4 Xhosa
Riebeek East 264001 753 22.5 Xhosa
Sidbury 264007 115 7.9 Xhosa
Non-urban areas 264002 8,386 4,275.5 Xhosa
Total 80,390 4,375.6 Xhosa

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of twenty-eight members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Fourteen councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in fourteen wards, while the remaining fourteen 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 twenty seats on the council. The following table shows the results of the election.[7][8]

Party Votes Seats
Ward List Total  % Ward List Total
African National Congress 17,451 18,106 35,557 72.6 10 10 20
Democratic Alliance 5,035 5,074 10,109 20.6 4 2 6
Congress of the People 798 690 1,488 3.0 0 1 1
Makana Independent New Deal 593 483 1,076 2.2 0 1 1
Azanian People's Organisation 302 346 648 1.3 0 0 0
Independent 130 130 0.3 0 0
Total 24,309 24,699 49,008 100.0 14 14 28
Spoilt votes 483 341 824

Friendship Co-operation Agreement[edit]

In February 2011, Makana Municipality entered into a "Friendship Co-operation Agreement" with Raseborg Municipality in Finland. The project, which is to last three years, seeks to facilitate information sharing in the fields of economic development, arts & culture, women development, youth development, and education.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipal Manager Makana Municipality". Makana Municipality. Retrieved 2013-09-10. 
  2. ^ "Contact list: Executive Mayors". Government Communication & Information System. Retrieved 22 February 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Table: Census 2011 by district council, gender, age in 5 year groups and population group". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 6 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "Table: Census 2011 by district council, gender, language and population group". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 6 November 2012. 
  5. ^ South African Languages - Place names
  6. ^ "Makana Local Municipality". Census 2011. 
  7. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: Makana". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  8. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Makana". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  9. ^ "Finland Trip Feeback". Makana Municipality. Retrieved 2011-11-29. 

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Coordinates: 33°17′S 26°31′E / 33.283°S 26.517°E / -33.283; 26.517