Ndlambe Local Municipality

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Ndlambe
Local municipality
Official seal of Ndlambe
Seal
Location in the Eastern Cape
Location in the Eastern Cape
Coordinates: 33°36′S 26°53′E / 33.600°S 26.883°E / -33.600; 26.883Coordinates: 33°36′S 26°53′E / 33.600°S 26.883°E / -33.600; 26.883
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
District Cacadu
Seat Port Alfred
Wards 10
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Mr V M Balura
 • Manager Mr G Ngesi
Area
 • Total 1,841 km2 (711 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 61,176
 • Density 33/km2 (86/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 77.7%
 • Coloured 7.3%
 • Indian/Asian 0.2%
 • White 14.2%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Xhosa 72.9%
 • English 12.5%
 • Afrikaans 11.9%
 • Other 2.7%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code EC105

Ndlambe Local Municipality is an administrative area in the Cacadu District of the Eastern Cape in South Africa, with its capital at Port Alfred. It is a predominantly rural area with agriculture and tourism dominating the economy.[4]

It encompasses the following towns:[5]

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of twenty members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Ten councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in ten wards, while the remaining ten 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 thirteen 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 14,168 14,481 28,649 67.4 8 5 13
Democratic Alliance 6,016 6,533 12,549 29.5 1 5 6
Independent 1,294 1,294 3.0 1 1
Total 21,478 21,014 42,492 100.0 10 10 20
Spoilt votes 414 831 1,245

Main places[edit]

The 2001 census divided the municipality into the following main places:[8]

Place Code Area (km2) Population Most spoken language
Alexandria 20501 3.84 3,087 Afrikaans
Bathurst 20502 8.45 600 English
Boknesstrand 20503 1.09 216 Afrikaans
Canon Rocks 20504 1.79 209 English
Ekuphumleni 20505 1.10 3,619 Xhosa
Kasuka 20506 1.17 96 Xhosa
Kenton-on-Sea 20507 7.45 5,266 Xhosa
Kleinemonde 20508 5.74 18 Xhosa
Kwanonqubela 20509 0.81 4,626 Xhosa
Nkwenkwezi 20511 3.35 14,673 Xhosa
Nolukhanyo 20512 1.22 4,961 Xhosa
Port Alfred 20513 19.02 6,287 English
Remainder of the municipality 20510 1,945.79 11,833 Xhosa

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. ^ Valley of Hope, accessed 15 September 2008.
  5. ^ Department of Home Affairs website, accessed 15 September 2008.
  6. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: Ndlambe". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Ndlambe". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  8. ^ Lookup Tables - Statistics South Africa

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