Amahlathi Local Municipality

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Amahlathi
Local municipality
Official seal of Amahlathi
Seal
Location in the Eastern Cape
Location in the Eastern Cape
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
District Amathole
Seat Stutterheim
Wards 20
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor M Peter
Area
 • Total 4,820 km2 (1,860 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 122,778
 • Density 25/km2 (66/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 96.5%
 • Coloured 1.2%
 • Indian/Asian 0.1%
 • White 2.0%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Xhosa 93.4%
 • English 2.9%
 • Afrikaans 2.0%
 • Other 1.7%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code EC124

Amahlathi Local Municipality is an administrative area in the Amatole District of the Eastern Cape in South Africa. Amahlati is an isiXhosa name that means "a place where many trees are grouped together, a forest". Forests are a key feature of the area.[4]

Main places[edit]

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population
Amahlathi 21301 86.06 11,511
Amantinde 21302 2.83 2,148
Amazizi 21303 258.26 13,230
Cathcart 21304 51.47 2,073
Cumakala 21305 3.48 12,424
Daliwe 21306 0.53 2,704
Dohne 21307 0.42 0
Eluxolweni 21308 11.66 2,372
Emthonjeni 21309 7.17 1,242
Frankfort 21310 0.28 362
Gxulu 21311 0.73 96
Heckel 21312 6.07 462
Hlubi 21313 1.00 2,145
Katikati 21314 8.16 3,212
Keiskammahoek North 21316 370.99 22,455
Keiskammahoek 21315 5.38 2,302
Lusikisiki 21317 18.49 523
Marienthal 21318 0.73 130
Ngqika 21319 172.63 9,534
Peelton 21320 18.86 13,035
Stutterheim Part 1 21321 67.58 5,052
Stutterheim Part 2 21327 6.17 4,962
Toise 21322 73.59 2,757
Zali's Location 21323 19.14 1,364
Zibula 21324 49.76 3,570
Zwelitsha 21325 37.74 8,651
Remainder of the municipality 21326 2,986.57 10,705

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of thirty members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Fifteen councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in fifteen wards, while the remaining fifteen 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 3 August 2016 the African National Congress (ANC) won a majority of twenty-four 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 21,457 21,833 43,290 77.6 15 9 24
Democratic Alliance 2,395 2,462 4,857 8.7 0 3 3
Economic Freedom Fighters 2,249 2,326 4,575 8.2 0 3 3
Independent 1,537 1,537 2.8 0 0
Congress of the People 304 365 669 1.2 0 0 0
United Residents Front 174 177 351 0.6 0 0 0
United Democratic Movement 0 186 186 0.3 0 0 0
Pan Africanist Congress 76 68 144 0.3 0 0 0
Pan Africanist Movement 48 75 123 0.2 0 0 0
Peoples Alliance 13 42 55 0.1 0 0 0
Total 28,253 27,534 55,787 100.0 15 15 30
Spoilt votes 529 957 1,486

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact list: Executive Mayors". Government Communication & Information System. Archived from the original on 14 July 2010. Retrieved 22 February 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Statistics by place". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 27 September 2015. 
  3. ^ "Statistics by place". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 27 September 2015. 
  4. ^ South African Languages - Place names
  5. ^ Lookup Tables - Statistics South Africa[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: Amahlathi" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 3 December 2016. 
  7. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Amahlathi" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 3 December 2016. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 32°34′19″S 27°25′35″E / 32.57194°S 27.42639°E / -32.57194; 27.42639