Maletswai Local Municipality

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Maletswai
Local municipality
Official seal of Maletswai
Seal
Location in the Eastern Cape
Location in the Eastern Cape
Coordinates: 30°41′S 26°42′E / 30.683°S 26.700°E / -30.683; 26.700Coordinates: 30°41′S 26°42′E / 30.683°S 26.700°E / -30.683; 26.700
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
District Joe Gqabi
Seat Aliwal North
Wards 6
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Zolani Eric Phungwani
Area
 • Total 4,358 km2 (1,683 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 43,800
 • Density 10/km2 (26/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 85.3%
 • Coloured 7.4%
 • Indian/Asian 0.2%
 • White 6.7%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Xhosa 62.3%
 • Sotho 19.2%
 • Afrikaans 14.2%
 • English 2.6%
 • Other 1.7%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code EC143

Maletswai Local Municipality is an administrative area in the Joe Gqabi District of the Eastern Cape in South Africa.

Maletswai is a Sesotho name that means “a place of salt”.[4] The thermal springs resort, named Aliwal Spa, is located within the municipal area and produces salty water, rich in minerals, from underground. As of 2010-2013 this once beautiful resort is under re-construction and not open for public use.

Main places[edit]

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population
Aliwal North 22801 7.95 8,542
Dukathole 22802 6.01 19,846
Jamestown 22803 11.42 1,357
Masakhane 22805 0.46 2,049
Remainder of the municipality 22804 4,331.93 5,516

Neighbours[edit]

The neighbours of Maletswai Local Municipality in the Joe Gqabi District Municipality (DC14) are:

South of Maletswai lies the Chris Hani District Municipality (DC13) with:

On the Free State border is Mohokare Local Municipality in the Xhariep District Municipality (DC16).

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of twelve members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Six councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in six wards, while the remaining six 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 nine 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 7,972 8,307 16,279 68.2 6 3 9
Democratic Alliance 1,712 1,796 3,508 14.7 0 2 2
United Residents Front 812 1,602 2,414 10.1 0 1 1
Independent 1,033 1,033 4.3 0 0
United Democratic Movement 342 286 628 2.6 0 0 0
Total 11,871 11,991 23,862 100.0 6 6 12
Spoilt votes 443 344 787

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

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