Nkonkobe Local Municipality

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Nkonkobe
Local municipality
Official seal of Nkonkobe
Seal
Location in the Eastern Cape
Location in the Eastern Cape
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
District Amathole
Seat Fort Beaufort
Wards 21
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Anele Ntsangani
Area
 • Total 3,626 km2 (1,400 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 127,115
 • Density 35/km2 (91/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 94.5%
 • Coloured 4.0%
 • Indian/Asian 0.2%
 • White 1.0%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Xhosa 90.1%
 • Afrikaans 5.0%
 • English 2.7%
 • Other 2.2%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code EC127

Nkonkobe Local Municipality is an administrative area in the Amatole District of the Eastern Cape in South Africa. The municipality is named after the Winterberg mountain range, Nkonkobe in isiXhosa.[4] The seat, as well as most offices, of the Municipality are in Fort Beaufort, but the Council's chambers in Alice are generally used for council meetings, being better equipped. Other towns served by the municipality are Seymour, Balfour, Hogsback and Middledrift.

Main places[edit]

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population
Alice 21601 21.97 8,009
Amagqunukwebe 21602 576.57 35,694
Amagwala 21603 57.03 854
Amajingqi 21604 161.57 11,441
Amakhuze 21605 30.49 2,525
Balfour 21606 4.82 2,428
Bellvale 21607 2.00 468
Bhofolo 21608 2.54 12,098
Blinkwater 21609 5.17 1,041
Ekuphumuleni 21610 1.79 436
Fort Beaufort 21611 46.19 10,093
Gaga 21612 75.06 7,956
Gaika-Mbo 21613 69.15 2,796
Hogsback 21614 6.78 648
Imingcangathelo 21615 24.56 4,849
Jingqi 21616 0.44 190
Mhlangeni 21617 1.49 116
Middledrift 21618 2.12 665
Mlungisi 21619 1.23 307
Moreson 21620 1.48 84
Mpofu 21621 704.06 3,665
Ngqika 21622 18.99 1,580
Ngwalana 21623 32.97 1,922
Seymour 21625 2.21 1,552
Tamboekie Vlei 21626 1.18 344
Tyhume 21627 116.92 8,238
Victoria East 21628 318.90 5,941
Remainder of the municipality 21624 1,437.77 2,727

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of forty-one members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Twenty-one councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in twenty-one wards, while the remaining twenty 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 thirty-five 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 29,342 31,923 61,265 82.8 20 15 35
Congress of the People 2,072 2,248 4,320 5.8 0 2 2
Democratic Alliance 1,800 1,834 3,634 4.9 0 2 2
Independent 3,339 3,339 4.5 1 1
Pan Africanist Congress 757 488 1,245 1.7 0 1 1
United Democratic Movement 19 205 224 0.3 0 0 0
Total 37,329 36,698 74,027 100.0 21 20 41
Spoilt votes 1,184 1,702 2,886

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

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 32°47′S 26°38′E / 32.783°S 26.633°E / -32.783; 26.633