Inxuba Yethemba Local Municipality

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Inxuba Yethemba
Local municipality
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
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
District Chris Hani
Seat Cradock
Wards 9
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Cllr Nyameka Goniwe (ANC)
 • Manager Mr M S Tantsi
Area
 • Total 11,663 km2 (4,503 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 65,560
 • Density 5.6/km2 (15/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 56.2%
 • Coloured 32.2%
 • Indian/Asian 0.3%
 • White 10.5%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Xhosa 50.0%
 • Afrikaans 44.6%
 • English 3.1%
 • Other 2.3%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code EC131

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. 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

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