Nama Khoi Local Municipality

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Nama Khoi
Local municipality
Official seal of Nama Khoi
Seal
Location in the Northern Cape
Location in the Northern Cape
Coordinates: 29°30′S 18°00′E / 29.500°S 18.000°E / -29.500; 18.000Coordinates: 29°30′S 18°00′E / 29.500°S 18.000°E / -29.500; 18.000
Country South Africa
Province Northern Cape
District Namakwa
Seat Springbok
Wards 9
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Frank van den Heever
Area
 • Total 17,989 km2 (6,946 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 47,041
 • Density 2.6/km2 (6.8/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 4.2%
 • Coloured 88.1%
 • Indian/Asian 0.5%
 • White 6.6%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Afrikaans 95.9%
 • Xhosa 1.0%
 • Other 3.1%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code NC062

Nama Khoi Municipality is an administrative region of the Northern Cape Province of South Africa. It is administered from the town of Springbok.

Main places[edit]

The 2011 census divided the municipality into the following main places:[4]

Place Code Area (km2) Population
Bulletrap 364006 1.8 415
Carolusberg 364013 123.6 1,336
Concordia 364007 4.8 4,988
Goodhouse 364004 0.3 171
Kleinzee 364009 9.1 728
Kleinzee Mine 364008 160.2 3
Komaggas 364014 2.6 3,116
Kotzehoop 364001 9.3 467
Nababeep 364010 123.1 5,374
Okiep 364011 38.6 6,304
Springbok 364012 37.6 12,790
Steinkopf 364005 7.6 7,842
Vioolsdrif 364003 2.0 599
Remainder 364002 17,468.1 2,909
Total 17,988.6 47,041

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of seventeen members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Nine councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in nine wards, while the remaining eight 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 no party obtained a majority on the council; the Democratic Alliance (DA) and the Congress of the People (COPE) formed a coalition to govern the municipality. The following table shows the results of the election.[5][6]

Party Votes Seats
Ward List Total  % Ward List Total
African National Congress 8,871 8,868 17,739 48.9 6 2 8
Democratic Alliance 6,293 6,455 12,748 35.2 3 3 6
Congress of the People 2,978 2,798 5,776 15.9 0 3 3
Total 18,142 18,121 36,263 100.0 9 8 17
Spoilt votes 156 139 295

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. ^ "Nama Khoi Local Municipality". Census 2011. 
  5. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: Nama Khoi". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Nama Khoi". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 

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