Engcobo Local Municipality

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Engcobo
Local municipality
Official seal of Engcobo
Seal
Location in the Eastern Cape
Location in the Eastern Cape
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
District Chris Hani
Seat Ngcobo
Wards 20
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Lizeka Bonga
Area
 • Total 2,484 km2 (959 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 155,513
 • Density 63/km2 (160/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 99.6%
 • Coloured 0.1%
 • Indian/Asian 0.1%
 • White 0.1%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Xhosa 94.7%
 • English 2.0%
 • Other 3.3%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code EC137

Engcobo Local Municipality is an administrative area in the Chris Hani District of the Eastern Cape in South Africa. Ngcobo is an isiXhosa name for a sweet grass found in the area.[4]

Main places[edit]

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population
Amantondo 22401 132.82 7,033
Amaqwati 22402 167.65 16,863
Dumalisile 22403 128.98 8,330
Ngcobo 22404 26.55 6,124
Gqutyini 22405 259.73 12,165
Hala 22406 185.31 13,339
Jumba 22407 279.27 16,774
Luhewini 22408 149.02 14,707
Moshi 22409 171.90 11,447
Sidindi 22410 386.90 23,005
Singqumeni 22411 166.64 6,113
Tara 22412 46.35 3,190
Upper Gqobonco 22413 157.67 9,319

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of thirty-nine members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Twenty councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in twenty wards, while the remaining nineteen 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 thirty-three 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 31,044 30,492 61,536 83.3 20 13 33
United Democratic Movement 2,199 2,254 4,453 6.0 0 2 2
Economic Freedom Fighters 1,331 1,545 2,876 3.9 0 2 2
Democratic Alliance 760 646 1,406 1.9 0 1 1
Independent 877 877 1.2 0 0
African Independent Congress 317 476 793 1.1 0 1 1
United Front of the Eastern Cape 154 550 704 0.9 0 0 0
Pan Africanist Congress 296 222 518 0.7 0 0 0
African People's Convention 226 268 494 0.7 0 0 0
Pan Africanist Movement 56 160 216 0.3 0 0 0
Total 37,260 36,613 73,873 100.0 20 19 39
Spoilt votes 781 888 1,669

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: Engcobo" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 8 December 2016. 
  7. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Engcobo" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 8 December 2016. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 31°40′S 28°00′E / 31.667°S 28.000°E / -31.667; 28.000