Inxuba Yethemba Local Municipality

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Inxuba Yethemba
Official seal of Inxuba Yethemba
Seal
Location in the Eastern Cape
Location in the Eastern Cape
Coordinates: 32°11′S 25°37′E / 32.183°S 25.617°E / -32.183; 25.617Coordinates: 32°11′S 25°37′E / 32.183°S 25.617°E / -32.183; 25.617
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceEastern Cape
DistrictChris Hani
SeatCradock
Wards9
Government
 • TypeMunicipal council
 • MayorCllr Nyameka Goniwe (ANC)
 • ManagerMr M S Tantsi
Area
 • Total11,663 km2 (4,503 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[2]
 • Total65,560
 • Density5.6/km2 (15/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African56.2%
 • Coloured32.2%
 • Indian/Asian0.3%
 • White10.5%
First languages (2011)
 • Xhosa50.0%
 • Afrikaans44.6%
 • English3.1%
 • Other2.3%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Municipal codeEC131

Inxuba Yethemba Local Municipality, formerly known as Cradock Local Municipality, is a local municipality in Chris Hani District Municipality, Eastern Cape. The seat is Cradock.

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of eighteen members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Nine councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in nine wards, while the remaining nine 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 eleven seats on the council. The following table shows the results of the election.[4][5]

Party Votes Seats
Ward List Total % Ward List Total
African National Congress 10,045 10,106 20,151 58.4 6 5 11
Democratic Alliance 6,730 6,728 13,458 39.0 3 4 7
Economic Freedom Fighters 428 470 898 2.6 0 0 0
Total 17,203 17,304 34,507 100.0 9 9 18
Spoilt votes 362 303 665

Main places[edit]

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population
Cradock 21801 123.99 12,327
KwaNonzame 21803 2.75 5,591
Lingelihle 21804 4.92 18,966
Middelburg 21805 160.10 12,523
Remainder of the municipality 21802 11,302.89 10,891

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact list: Executive Mayors". Government Communication & Information System. Archived from the original on 14 July 2010. Retrieved 22 January 2016.
  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. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: Inxuba Yethemba" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 15 December 2016.
  5. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Inxuba Yethemba" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 15 December 2016.
  6. ^ Lookup Tables - Statistics South Africa[permanent dead link]

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