Maletswai Local Municipality

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Maletswai
Official seal of Maletswai
Seal
Location in the Eastern Cape
Location in the Eastern Cape
Coordinates: 30°41′S 26°42′E / 30.683°S 26.700°E / -30.683; 26.700Coordinates: 30°41′S 26°42′E / 30.683°S 26.700°E / -30.683; 26.700
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceEastern Cape
DistrictJoe Gqabi
SeatAliwal North
Wards6
Government
 • TypeMunicipal council
 • MayorN.S. Mathetha
Area
 • Total4,358 km2 (1,683 sq mi)
Population
(2011)[2]
 • Total43,800
 • Density10/km2 (26/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African85.3%
 • Coloured7.4%
 • Indian/Asian0.2%
 • White6.7%
First languages (2011)
 • Xhosa62.3%
 • Sotho19.2%
 • Afrikaans14.2%
 • English2.6%
 • Other1.7%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Municipal codeEC143

Maletswai Local Municipality is a now defunct administrative area in the Joe Gqabi District of the Eastern Cape in South Africa. The municipality was merged with Gariep Local Municipality immediately after the August 2016 Local Municipal Elections to form the new Walter Sisulu Local Municipality.

Maletswai is a Sesotho name that means "a place of salt".[4] The thermal springs resort, named Aliwal Spa, is located within the municipal area and produces salty water, rich in minerals, from underground. During 2010-2014 this once beautiful resort was re-constructed and opened to the public again in 2015.

Main places[edit]

The 2011 census divided the municipality into the following main places:[5]

Place Code Area (km2) Population
Aliwal North 288002 7.95 16,001
Dukathole 288001 4.98 19,152
Jamestown 288004 11.98 4,666
Remainder of the municipality 288003 4,306.13 3,981

Neighbours[edit]

The neighbours of Maletswai Local Municipality in the Joe Gqabi District Municipality (DC14) are:

South of Maletswai lies the Chris Hani District Municipality (DC13) with:

On the Free State side is Mohokare Local Municipality in the Xhariep District Municipality (DC16).

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consisted of twelve members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Six councillors were elected by first-past-the-post voting in six wards, while the remaining six were 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 nine 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 7,972 8,307 16,279 68.2 6 3 9
Democratic Alliance 1,712 1,796 3,508 14.7 0 2 2
United Residents Front 812 1,602 2,414 10.1 0 1 1
Independent 1,033 1,033 4.3 0 0
United Democratic Movement 342 286 628 2.6 0 0 0
Total 11,871 11,991 23,862 100.0 6 6 12
Spoilt votes 443 344 787

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact list: Executive Mayors". Government Communication & Information System. Archived from the original on 14 July 2010. 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[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: Maletswai" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013.
  7. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Maletswai" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013.

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