Mnquma Local Municipality

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Mnquma
Local municipality
Official seal of Mnquma
Seal
Location in the Eastern Cape
Location in the Eastern Cape
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
District Amathole
Seat Butterworth
Wards 31
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Bharba Gajana
Area
 • Total 3,270 km2 (1,260 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 252,390
 • Density 77/km2 (200/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 99.4%
 • Coloured 0.2%
 • Indian/Asian 0.1%
 • White 0.2%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Xhosa 96.1%
 • English 1.4%
 • Other 2.5%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code EC122

Mnquma Local Municipality is an administrative area in the Amatole District of the Eastern Cape in South Africa.

Main places[edit]

The 2001 census divided the municipality into the following main places:[4]

Place Code Area (km2) Population
Amabhele 21101 526.95 32,672
Amahlubi 21102 631.51 42,651
Amambalu 21103 21.21 1,562
Amazizi 21104 623.87 54,406
Butterworth 21105 26.88 45,900
Fingo 21106 105.70 6,481
Gcaleka 21107 61.93 5,898
Gqogqora 21108 39.39 2,302
Imidushane 21109 64.07 4,239
Jalamba 21110 90.71 7,795
Kentani Part 1 21111 4.44 784
Kentani Part 2 21131 2.99 528
Kwebulana 21112 9.66 630
Lindinxiwa 21113 55.14 2,602
Mac Vigar 21114 134.74 6,410
Mazeppa Bay 21115 0.57 42
Mazizini 21116 43.39 2,040
Mnquma 21117 56.03 727
Mtoto 21118 52.88 4,260
Ngqwara 21119 193.31 14,912
Ngubezulu 21120 17.93 1,793
Ngusi 21121 114.11 7,347
Nqadu 21122 3.71 231
Nqamakwe 21123 16.09 1,405
Ntshatshongo 21124 0.72 0
Qolora Mouth 21126 0.34 69
Qolora 21125 201.39 20,265
Springs 21127 0.80 116
Teko 21128 61.74 5,686
Tutura 21129 47.50 5,664
Tyhali 21130 113.68 8,359

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of sixty-two members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Thirty-one councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in thirty-one wards, while the remaining thirty-one 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-seven seats on the council. The following table shows the results of the election.[5][6]

Party Votes Seats
Ward List Total  % Ward List Total
African National Congress 48,440 50,346 98,786 75.0 31 16 47
Congress of the People 7,296 7,445 14,741 11.2 0 7 7
United Democratic Movement 4,192 3,968 8,160 6.2 0 4 4
Democratic Alliance 2,287 2,228 4,515 3.4 0 2 2
Pan Africanist Congress 1,225 1,053 2,278 1.7 0 1 1
Independent 1,999 1,999 1.5 0 0
African Christian Democratic Party 422 290 712 0.5 0 1 1
African People's Convention 75 533 608 0.5 0 0 0
Total 65,936 65,863 131,799 100.0 31 31 62
Spoilt votes 1,274 1,343 2,617

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. ^ Lookup Tables - Statistics South Africa
  5. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: Mnquma". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Mnquma". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 

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Coordinates: 32°19′S 28°08′E / 32.317°S 28.133°E / -32.317; 28.133