Tsolwana Local Municipality
Location in the Eastern Cape
|• Type||Municipal council|
|• Mayor||K Nqighi|
|• Total||6,087 km2 (2,350 sq mi)|
|• Density||5.5/km2 (14/sq mi)|
|Racial makeup (2011)|
|• Black African||91.0%|
|First languages (2011)|
|Time zone||SAST (UTC+2)|
Tsolwana Local Municipality is an administrative area in the Chris Hani District of the Eastern Cape in South Africa. Tsolwana is an isiXhosa name which means “something with a sharp ending or a tip”, referring the mountains around the whole area.
|Remainder of the municipality||21907||5,956.66||3,949|
The municipal council consists of ten members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Five councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in five 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.
|African National Congress||7,405||7,684||15,089||73.5||4||3||7|
|Congress of the People||644||1,296||1,940||9.4||0||1||1|
|United Democratic Movement||26||142||168||0.8||0||0||0|
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