Hantam is an administrative area in the Namakwa District of Northern Cape in South Africa.
Hatam is a Khoi name that means "mountains where the bulbs grow". The municipality is named after the Hantam Mountains found in the area.
The 2011 census divided the municipality into the following main places:
The municipal council consists of nine members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Five councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in five wards, while the remaining four 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 no party obtained a majority on the council; the Democratic Alliance (DA) and the Congress of the People (COPE) formed a coalition to govern the municipality. The following table shows the results of the election.
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