Emalahleni Local Municipality, Eastern Cape

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Emalahleni
Local municipality
Official seal of Emalahleni
Seal
Location in the Eastern Cape
Location in the Eastern Cape
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
District Chris Hani
Seat Lady Frere
Wards 17
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Nomveliso Nyukwana
Area
 • Total 3,447 km2 (1,331 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 119,460
 • Density 35/km2 (90/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 98.5%
 • Coloured 0.6%
 • Indian/Asian 0.1%
 • White 0.6%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Xhosa 95.2%
 • English 1.5%
 • Afrikaans 1.2%
 • Other 2.1%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code EC136

Emalahleni Local Municipality is an administrative area in the Chris Hani District of the Eastern Cape in South Africa. Emalahleni is an isiXhosa name meaning "a place of coal".[4]

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of thirty-four members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Seventeen councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in seventeen wards, while the remaining seventeen 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-eight 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 29,489 29,449 58,938 82.2 17 11 28
Democratic Alliance 4,201 4,019 8,220 11.5 0 4 4
Economic Freedom Fighters 912 983 1,895 2.6 0 1 1
United Democratic Movement 783 733 1,516 2.1 0 1 1
African People's Convention 252 282 534 0.7 0 0 0
Pan Africanist Movement 181 243 424 0.6 0 0 0
Congress of the People 63 122 185 0.3 0 0 0
Total 35,881 35,831 71,712 100.0 17 17 34
Spoilt votes 794 830 1,624

Main places[edit]

The 2001 census divided the municipality into the following main places:[7]

Place Code Area (km2) Population
Cacadu 22301 245.07 13,780
Cala 22302 9.68 57
Dordrecht 22303 15.67 4,454
Emaqwatini 22305 27.01 1,920
Eqolombeni 22306 61.56 1,603
Guba 22307 315.77 8,807
Hala 22308 114.03 2,835
Indwe 22309 12.17 1,425
Lady Frere 22310 24.71 729
Lakishi 22311 23.79 3,557
Macubeni 22312 350.56 16,760
Manyano 22313 0.16 1,370
Mavuya 22314 0.59 3,023
Mhlontlo 22315 340.69 18,960
Mzamomhle 22316 0.29 880
Nonesi 22317 557.59 28,776
Sinakho 22318 1.39 4,279
Remainder of the municipality 22304 1,134.11 2,732

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. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: Emalahleni" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 8 December 2016. 
  6. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Emalahleni" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 8 December 2016. 
  7. ^ Lookup Tables - Statistics South Africa[permanent dead link]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 31°42′14″S 27°13′57″E / 31.70389°S 27.23250°E / -31.70389; 27.23250