Mbizana Local Municipality

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Mbizana
Local municipality
Official seal of Mbizana
Seal
Location in the Eastern Cape
Location in the Eastern Cape
Coordinates: 31°34′S 29°24′E / 31.567°S 29.400°E / -31.567; 29.400Coordinates: 31°34′S 29°24′E / 31.567°S 29.400°E / -31.567; 29.400
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
District Alfred Nzo
Seat Bizana
Wards 31
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Mr M M Twabu
 • Manager Mr P B Mase
Area
 • Total 2,417 km2 (933 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 281,905
 • Density 120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 99.6%
 • Coloured 0.2%
 • Indian/Asian 0.1%
 • White 0.1%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Xhosa 93.8%
 • English 2.0%
 • Zulu 1.5%
 • Other 2.7%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code EC443

Mbizana Local Municipality is a local municipality in OR Tambo District in the Wild Coast Region of the Eastern Cape in South Africa. Its name means "little casserole" or "sauce pan" in isiXhosa.

Main places[edit]

The 2001 census divided the municipality into the following main places:[4]

Place Code Area (km2) Population Most spoken language
Amadiba 23001 433.70 28,421 Xhosa
Amandela 23002 8.78 2,297 Xhosa
Amandengane 23003 46.81 3,583 Xhosa
Amangutyana 23004 286.10 35,871 Xhosa
Amantshangase 23005 108.38 7,104 Xhosa
Amapisi 23006 122.89 9,909 Xhosa
Bala 23007 18.03 3,935 Xhosa
Bizana 23008 23.96 4,110 Xhosa
Imizizi 23009 541.81 67,728 Xhosa
Ntlenzi 23010 360.60 31,706 Xhosa
Ntshamate 23011 15.02 3,706 Xhosa
Tsikelo 23012 345.75 41,453 Xhosa
Xesibe 23013 100.00 5,594 Xhosa

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of sixty-two members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Thirty-one councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in thirty-one wards, while the remaining thirty-one 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 fifty seats on the council. The following table shows the results of the election.[5][6]

Party Votes Seats
Ward List Total  % Ward List Total
African National Congress 57,985 58,315 116,300 80.5 31 19 50
Economic Freedom Fighters 4,204 4,639 8,843 6.1 0 4 4
Academic Congress Union 2,958 2,845 5,803 4.0 0 3 3
Democratic Alliance 2,727 2,534 5,261 3.6 0 2 2
African Independent Congress 1,604 1,748 3,352 2.3 0 1 1
African People's Convention 1,059 969 2,028 1.4 0 1 1
United Democratic Movement 688 1,118 1,806 1.3 0 1 1
Abantu Democratic Revolution 157 220 377 0.3 0 0 0
Independent 366 366 0.3 0 0
Pan Africanist Congress 108 218 326 0.2 0 0 0
Total 71,856 72,606 144,462 100.0 31 31 62
Spoilt votes 1,934 1,907 3,841

Births[edit]

Mbizana Local Municipality was the birthplace of:

Touristic attractions[edit]

  • Umtamvuna Nature Reserve
  • Mbizana Nature Reserve
  • OR Tambo Cultural Village
  • OR Tambo Monument

Fauna and flora[edit]

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. ^ Lookup Tables - Statistics South Africa[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: Mbizana" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 22 December 2016. 
  6. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Mbizana" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 22 December 2016. 

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