Central Karoo District Municipality

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Central Karoo
Sentraal Karoo
District municipality
Official seal of Central Karoo
Seal
Location in South Africa
Location in South Africa
Local municipalities within the Central Karoo
Local municipalities within the Central Karoo
Coordinates: 32°40′S 22°15′E / 32.667°S 22.250°E / -32.667; 22.250Coordinates: 32°40′S 22°15′E / 32.667°S 22.250°E / -32.667; 22.250
Country South Africa
Province Western Cape
Seat Beaufort West
Local municipalities
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Doreen Hugo
Area
 • Total 38,854 km2 (15,002 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 71,011
 • Density 1.8/km2 (4.7/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 12.7%
 • Coloured 76.2%
 • Indian/Asian 0.4%
 • White 10.1%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Afrikaans 87.2%
 • Xhosa 7.8%
 • English 2.6%
 • Other 2.4%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code DC5

The Central Karoo District Municipality (Afrikaans: Sentraal Karoo-distriksmunisipaliteit) is a district municipality located in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. Its municipality code is DC5.

Geography[edit]

The Central Karoo District Municipality is divided into three local municipalities, which are described in the following table.

Name Seat Population
(2011)
Area
(km2)
Density
(inhabitants/km2)
Laingsburg[4] Laingsburg 8,289 8,784 0.94
Prince Albert[5] Prince Albert 13,136 8,153 1.61
Beaufort West[6] Beaufort West 49,586 21,917 2.26
Total 71,011 38,854 1.83

Adjacent municipalities[edit]

Demographics[edit]

The following statistics are from the 2011 Census.[7] Note that due to fuzzing applied to statistics, columns may not sum to exactly the indicated total.

First language[edit]

Language Population  %
Afrikaans 60,074 87.2%
Xhosa 5,346 7.8%
English 1,789 2.6%
Tswana 399 0.6%
Sotho 322 0.5%
Zulu 182 0.3%
Sign language 179 0.3%
Ndebele 117 0.2%
Northern Sotho 93 0.1%
Venda 60 0.1%
Swazi 29 0.0%
Tsonga 18 0.0%
Other 301 0.4%
Total 68,909
Not applicable 2,101

Race[edit]

Race Population  %
Coloured 54,076 76.2%
Black African 9,045 12.7%
White 7,197 10.1%
Indian or Asian 300 0.4%
Other 394 0.6%
Total 71,011

Gender[edit]

Gender Population  %
Female 36,244 51.0%
Male 34,767 49.0%
Total 71,011

Age[edit]

Age group Population  %
0–4 7,679 10.8%
5–9 7,030 9.9%
10–14 6,976 9.8%
15–19 6,159 8.7%
20–24 5,672 8.0%
25–29 5,343 7.5%
30–34 4,740 6.7%
35–39 4,773 6.7%
40–44 4,786 6.7%
45–49 4,279 6.0%
50–54 3,811 5.4%
55–59 3,047 4.3%
60–64 2,344 3.3%
65–69 1,636 2.3%
70–74 1,243 1.8%
75–79 751 1.1%
80–84 405 0.6%
85+ 203 0.3%
Total 71,011

Politics[edit]

The council of the Central Karoo District Municipality consists of thirteen councillors. Six councillors are directly elected by party-list proportional representation, and seven are appointed by the councils of the local municipalities in the district: five by Beaufort West and one each by Laingsburg and Prince Albert.

As of February 2017 there are six councillors from the Democratic Alliance (DA), four from the African National Congress (ANC), two from the Karoo Gemeenskap Party (KGP) and one from the Karoo Democratic Force (KDF). The DA, KGP and KDF are in a coalition which governs the council.[8] The following table shows the detailed composition of the council.[8]

Party Directly
elected
Appointed by local councils Total
Laingsburg Prince Albert Beaufort West
Democratic Alliance 3 1 2 6
African National Congress 2 2 4
Karoo Gemeenskap Party 1 1 2
Karoo Democratic Force 0 1 1

The following table shows the results of the election of the six directly elected councillors.[9][10]

Party Votes Vote % Seats
Democratic Alliance 11,037 45.4% 3
African National Congress 9,811 40.4% 2
Karoo Gemeenskap Party 1,807 7.4% 1
Karoo Democratic Force 1,001 4.1% 0
Economic Freedom Fighters 288 1.2% 0
Freedom Front Plus 208 0.9% 0
Independent Civic Organisation of South Africa 134 0.6% 0
Total 24,286 6
Valid votes 24,286 98.6%
Spoilt votes 346 1.4%
Total votes cast 24,632
Registered voters 37,907
Turnout percentage 65.0%

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. ^ "Laingsburg Local Municipality". The Local Government Handbook. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "Prince Albert Local Municipality". The Local Government Handbook. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  6. ^ "Beaufort West Local Municipality". The Local Government Handbook. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  7. ^ Census 2011 statistical tables accessible through Stats SA SuperWEB Archived 2013-09-30 at the Wayback Machine..
  8. ^ a b "Political composition of councils February 2017" (PDF). Western Cape Department of Local Government. February 2017. Retrieved 4 June 2017. 
  9. ^ "Detailed DC 40% Ballot Results Report: DC5 - Central Karoo" (PDF). Electoral Commission. Retrieved 5 June 2017. 
  10. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: DC5 - Central Karoo" (PDF). Electoral Commission. Retrieved 5 June 2017. 

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