Baviaans Local Municipality

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Baviaans
Local municipality
Official seal of Baviaans
Seal
Location in the Eastern Cape
Location in the Eastern Cape
Coordinates: 33°18′S 23°29′E / 33.300°S 23.483°E / -33.300; 23.483Coordinates: 33°18′S 23°29′E / 33.300°S 23.483°E / -33.300; 23.483
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
District Sarah Baartman
Seat Willowmore
Wards 4
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Ewald Lock (DA)
Area
 • Total 11,668 km2 (4,505 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 17,761
 • Density 1.5/km2 (3.9/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 12.0%
 • Coloured 80.3%
 • Indian/Asian 0.2%
 • White 7.0%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Afrikaans 91.2%
 • Xhosa 5.8%
 • English 1.7%
 • Other 1.3%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code EC107

Baviaans Local Municipality was an administrative area in the Sarah Baartman District of the Eastern Cape in South Africa. After the municipal elections on 3 August 2016 it was merged into the larger Dr Beyers Naudé Local Municipality.

The municipality is named after the Baviaanskloof. The name is of Dutch origin and means "baboons ravine".[4]

In the 2009 South African general election the Democratic Alliance won a plurality of 45.77% (2,290 votes), while the African National Congress received only 44.73% (2,238 vote). Other minor parties included COPE with 4.72% (236 votes) and the Independent Democrats with 2.12% (106 votes)[5]

Main places[edit]

The 2001 census divided the municipality into the following main places:[6]

Place Code Area (km2) Population Most spoken language
Steytlerville 20702 22.03 713 Afrikaans
Vuyolwetho 20703 2.58 2,912 Afrikaans
Willowmore 20704 20.24 6,398 Afrikaans
Remainder of the municipality 20701 7,679.23 5,312 Afrikaans

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of seven members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Four councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in four wards, while the remaining three 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 Democratic Alliance (DA) won a majority of four seats on the council. The following table shows the results of the election.[7][8]

Party Votes Seats
Ward List Total  % Ward List Total
Democratic Alliance 3,644 3,629 7,273 55.4 3 1 4
African National Congress 2,922 2,940 5,862 44.6 1 2 3
Total 6,566 6,569 13,135 100.0 4 3 7
Spoilt votes 83 86 169

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. ^ [1]
  6. ^ Lookup Tables - Statistics South Africa[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: Baviaans" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  8. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Baviaans" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 

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