Nxuba Local Municipality

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Nxuba
Local municipality
Official seal of Nxuba
Seal
Location in the Eastern Cape
Location in the Eastern Cape
Coordinates: 32°42′S 26°18′E / 32.700°S 26.300°E / -32.700; 26.300Coordinates: 32°42′S 26°18′E / 32.700°S 26.300°E / -32.700; 26.300
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
District Amathole
Seat Adelaide
Wards 4
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Louisa Leonora Bruintjies
Area
 • Total 2,732 km2 (1,055 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 24,264
 • Density 8.9/km2 (23/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 73.5%
 • Coloured 20.6%
 • Indian/Asian 0.3%
 • White 4.9%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Xhosa 69.3%
 • Afrikaans 24.2%
 • English 4.4%
 • Other 2.1%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code EC128

Nxuba Local Municipality is an administrative area in the Amatole District of the Eastern Cape in South Africa. The Fish River, as it is now called, was first named Nxuba River by King Sandile in the 18th century[4]

Main places[edit]

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population
Adelaide 21701 2.47 3,771
Bedford 21702 2.54 3,097
Lingelethu 21703 3.54 8,274
Sizakhele 21705 1.25 5,486
Remainder of the municipality 21704 2,724.60 4,207

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of eight members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Four councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in four wards, while the remaining four 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 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 4,290 4,318 8,608 59.9 4 1 5
Democratic Alliance 1,509 1,528 3,037 21.1 0 2 2
Nxuba Community Organisation 809 744 1,553 10.8 0 1 1
Congress of the People 303 301 604 4.2 0 0 0
Adelaide Residents Association 244 222 466 3.2 0 0 0
Bedford Residents' Association 63 48 111 0.8 0 0 0
Total 7,218 7,161 14,379 100.0 4 4 8
Spoilt votes 240 238 478

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

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