Umsobomvu Local Municipality

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Umsobomvu
Local municipality
Official seal of Umsobomvu
Seal
Location in the Northern Cape
Location in the Northern Cape
Coordinates: 30°50′S 25°10′E / 30.833°S 25.167°E / -30.833; 25.167Coordinates: 30°50′S 25°10′E / 30.833°S 25.167°E / -30.833; 25.167
Country South Africa
Province Northern Cape
District Pixley ka Seme
Seat Colesberg
Wards 5
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Nombulelo Lillian Hermans
Area
 • Total 6,819 km2 (2,633 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 28,376
 • Density 4.2/km2 (11/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 62.6%
 • Coloured 30.6%
 • Indian/Asian 0.5%
 • White 5.7%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Xhosa 55.2%
 • Afrikaans 38.6%
 • Sotho 1.9%
 • English 1.8%
 • Other 2.5%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code NC072

Umsobomvu 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 2011 census divided the municipality into the following main places:[4]

Place Code Area (km2) Population Most spoken language
Colesberg 370004 174.8 16,869 Xhosa
Kwazamuxolo 370006 0.7 3,334 Xhosa
Masizakhe 370002 0.1 1,101 Xhosa
Norvalspont 370001 0.8 97 Afrikaans
Noupoort 370005 9.4 4,514 Afrikaans
Remainder 370003 6,632.6 2,461 Afrikaans
Total 6,818.5 28,376 Xhosa

Politics[edit]

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.[5][6]

Party Votes Seats
Ward List Total  % Ward List Total
African National Congress 6,515 6,562 13,077 68.7 5 2 7
Congress of the People 1,719 1,732 3,451 18.1 0 2 2
Democratic Alliance 1,298 1,210 2,508 13.2 0 1 1
Total 9,532 9,504 19,036 100.0 5 5 10
Spoilt votes 229 230 459

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. ^ "Umsobomvu Local Municipality". Census 2011. 
  5. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: Umsobomvu". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Umsobomvu". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 

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