OR Tambo District Municipality

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OR Tambo
District municipality
Official seal of OR Tambo
Seal
Location in the Eastern Cape
Location in the Eastern Cape
Coordinates: 31°34′S 28°46′E / 31.567°S 28.767°E / -31.567; 28.767Coordinates: 31°34′S 28°46′E / 31.567°S 28.767°E / -31.567; 28.767
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
Seat Mthatha
Local municipalities
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Zoleka Capa (ANC)
Area
 • Total 12,096 km2 (4,670 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 1,364,943
 • Density 110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 99.0%
 • Coloured 0.5%
 • Indian/Asian 0.2%
 • White 0.2%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Xhosa 94.2%
 • English 2.7%
 • Other 3.1%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code DC15

OR Tambo is one of the 7 districts of Eastern Cape province of South Africa. The seat of OR Tambo is Mthatha (formerly spelt Umtata). The vast majority of its 1 676 463 people speak Xhosa (2001 Census). The district is named after Oliver Reginald Tambo. The district code is DC15.

The district is within Wild Coast Region.

Geography[edit]

Neighbours[edit]

OR Tambo is surrounded by:

Local municipalities[edit]

The district contains the following local municipalities:

Local municipality Population %
King Sabata Dalindyebo 415,227 24.77%
Nyandeni 281,252 16.78%
Ngquza Hill 255,371 15.23%
Mbizana 245,420 14.64%
Mhlontlo 196,675 11.73%
Port St Johns 146,134 8.72%
Ntabankulu 136,391 8.14%

After the 2011 municipal election, OR Tambo District shrunk, with Mbizana and Ntabankulu local municipalities being transferred to Alfred Nzo District Municipality.[4]

Demographics[edit]

The following statistics are from the 2011 census.

Language Population %
Xhosa 1,270,514 94.21%
English 36,321 2.69%
Afrikaans 7,374 0.17%
Sign language 10,388 0.77%
Zulu 6,664 0.49%
Other 3,854 0.29%
Sotho 3,590 0.27%
Northern Sotho 3,366 0.25%
Ndebele 2,853 0.21%
Tswana 1,864 0.14%
Venda 874 0.06%
Swati 445 0.03%
Tsonga 440 0.03%

Gender[edit]

Gender Population %
Female 734,856 53.84%
Male 630,088 46.16%

Ethnic group[edit]

Ethnic group Population %
Black African 1,351,789 99.04%
Coloured 6,434 0.47%
White 2,641 0.19%
Indian/Asian 2,654 0.19%
Other 1,425 0.10%

Age[edit]

Age Population %
000–004 215,814 12.87%
005–009 267,090 15.93%
010–014 268,632 16.02%
015–019 223,484 13.33%
020–024 135,214 8.07%
025–029 93,877 5.60%
030–034 74,041 4.42%
035–039 70,360 4.20%
040–044 65,698 3.92%
045–049 50,357 3.00%
050–054 41,828 2.50%
055–059 32,556 1.94%
060–064 43,877 2.62%
065–069 35,462 2.12%
070–074 30,004 1.79%
075–079 13,399 0.80%
080–084 10,224 0.61%
085–089 2,714 0.16%
090–094 1,219 0.07%
095–099 479 0.03%
100 plus 134 0.01%

Politics[edit]

Election results[edit]

Election results for OR Tambo in the South African general election, 2004.

  • Population 18 and over: 782 012 (46.65% of total population)
  • Total votes: 496 206 (29.60% of total population)
  • Voting % estimate: 63.45% votes as a % of population 18 and over
Party Votes %
African National Congress 392,740 79.15%
United Democratic Movement 91,722 18.48%
African Christian Democratic Party 2,763 0.56%
Pan African Congress 2,733 0.55%
Democratic Alliance 1,141 0.23%
SOPA 675 0.14%
United Christian Democratic Party 583 0.12%
Inkhata Freedom Party 535 0.11%
Azanian People's Organisation 508 0.10%
EMSA 425 0.09%
New National Party 381 0.08%
PJC 353 0.07%
Freedom Front Plus 314 0.06%
UF 282 0.06%
Independent Democrats 259 0.05%
TOP 211 0.04%
NA 158 0.03%
CDP 145 0.03%
NLP 100 0.02%
KISS 90 0.02%
Minority Front 88 0.02%
Total 496,206 100.00%

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. ^ "MFMA Circular No. 54: Municipal Budget Circular for the 2011/12 MTREF". National Treasury. 10 December 2010. p. 5. Retrieved 23 March 2011. 

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