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 Mr W M Zenile
 • 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 18 May 2011 the African National Congress (ANC) won a majority of twelve 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 11,132 11,363 22,495 63.9 6 6 12
Democratic Alliance 5,755 5,808 11,563 32.8 3 3 6
Freedom Front Plus 281 194 475 1.3 0 0 0
United Democratic Movement 182 207 389 1.1 0 0 0
Independent 289 289 0.8 0 0
Total 17,639 17,572 35,211 100.0 9 9 18
Spoilt votes 385 434 819

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 February 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Table: Census 2011 by district council, gender, age in 5 year groups and population group". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 6 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "Table: Census 2011 by district council, gender, language and population group". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 6 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: Inxuba Yethemba" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Inxuba Yethemba" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  6. ^ Lookup Tables - Statistics South Africa

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