Kai ǃGarib Local Municipality

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Kai ǃGarib
Local municipality
Official seal of Kai ǃGarib
Seal
Location in the Northern Cape
Location in the Northern Cape
Coordinates: 29°0′S 20°30′E / 29.000°S 20.500°E / -29.000; 20.500Coordinates: 29°0′S 20°30′E / 29.000°S 20.500°E / -29.000; 20.500
Country South Africa
Province Northern Cape
District ZF Mgcawu
Seat Kakamas
Wards 9
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Gina Cloete
Area
 • Total 26,358 km2 (10,177 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 65,869
 • Density 2.5/km2 (6.5/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 28.3%
 • Coloured 62.2%
 • Indian/Asian 0.8%
 • White 6.3%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Afrikaans 71.9%
 • Tswana 24.2%
 • English 1.2%
 • Other 2.7%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code NC082

Kai ǃGarib is an administrative area in the ZF Mgcawu District of Northern Cape in South Africa. The name Kai ǃGarib originates from the Khoi language and means "big great river", referring to the Orange River that flows through the area.[4]

Main places[edit]

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population
Alheit 31601 7.88 683
Augrabies Mission 31603 0.32 287
Augrabies 31602 4.42 2,694
Bloemsmond 31604 1.02 315
Cillie 31605 6.57 2,454
Kakamas 31607 4.96 7,303
Kanoneiland 31608 0.26 247
Keimoes 31609 26.34 9,397
Kenhardt 31610 4.24 3,796
Lennetsville 31611 0.16 1,499
Louisvale 31612 8.61 1,088
Loxtonberg 31613 1.58 708
Lutzburg 31614 0.25 1,302
Marchand 31615 4.86 2,391
Raaswater 31616 0.32 1,980
Riemvasmaak 31617 1.60 696
Remainder of the municipality 31606 7,376.80 20,830

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of nineteen members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Ten councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in ten 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 on 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.[6][7]

Party Votes Seats
Ward List Total  % Ward List Total
African National Congress 10,829 10,826 21,655 56.59 10 1 11
Democratic Alliance 4,573 4,669 9,242 24.15 0 5 5
[[Die Forum|]] 1,672 1,678 3,350 8.75 0 2 2
[[Economic Freedeom Fighters|]] 571 610 1,181 3.09 0 1 1
Others Other parties 1,722 1,118 2840
Total 19,367 18,901 38,268 100.0 10 9 19
Spoilt votes 309 324 633

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact list: Executive Mayors". Government Communication & Information System. 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
  6. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: Kai ǃGarib" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Kai ǃGarib" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 

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