Siyancuma Local Municipality

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Siyancuma
Local municipality
Official seal of Siyancuma
Seal
Location in the Northern Cape
Location in the Northern Cape
Coordinates: 29°0′S 23°30′E / 29.000°S 23.500°E / -29.000; 23.500Coordinates: 29°0′S 23°30′E / 29.000°S 23.500°E / -29.000; 23.500
Country South Africa
Province Northern Cape
District Pixley ka Seme
Seat Douglas
Wards 6
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor L. Oliphant (ANC)
Area
 • Total 16,753 km2 (6,468 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 37,076
 • Density 2.2/km2 (5.7/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 33.0%
 • Coloured 57.5%
 • Indian/Asian 0.7%
 • White 7.5%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Afrikaans 90.5%
 • Tswana 5.1%
 • English 1.3%
 • Other 3.1%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code NC078

Siyancuma Local Municipality is a local municipality in the Pixley ka Seme District Municipality district of the Northern Cape province of South Africa.

Main places[edit]

The 2001 census divided the municipality into the following main places:[4]

Place Code Area (km2) Population Most spoken language
Breipaal 31401 1.40 8,533 Afrikaans
Campbell 31402 78.42 1,763 Afrikaans
Douglas 31403 73.29 6,946 Afrikaans
Griekwastad 31404 77.09 3,952 Afrikaans
Mathlomola 31405 0.18 1,265 Afrikaans
Ritchie 31406 140.31 953 Afrikaans
Schmidtsdrift 31407 22.75 3,243
Remainder of the municipality 31408 9,634.35 9,152 Afrikaans

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of eleven members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Six councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in six wards, while the remaining five 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 seven seats on the council. The following table shows the results of the election.[5][6]

Party Votes Seats
Ward List Total  % Ward List Total
African National Congress 6,757 6,808 13,565 63.6 6 1 7
Congress of the People 1,968 1,987 3,955 18.5 0 2 2
Democratic Alliance 1,824 1,785 3,609 16.9 0 2 2
African Christian Democratic Party 109 88 197 0.9 0 0 0
Total 10,658 10,668 21,326 100.0 6 5 11
Spoilt votes 220 189 409

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Council". Siyancuma Local Municipality. Retrieved 11 September 2013. 
  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. ^ Lookup Tables - Statistics South Africa
  5. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: Siyancuma". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Siyancuma". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 

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