Mhlontlo Local Municipality

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Mhlontlo
Official seal of Mhlontlo
Seal
Location in the Eastern Cape
Location in the Eastern Cape
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceEastern Cape
DistrictOR Tambo
SeatQumbu
Wards26
Government
 • TypeMunicipal council
 • MayorThandekile Sabiso
Area
 • Total2,826 km2 (1,091 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[2]
 • Total188,226
 • Density67/km2 (170/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African99.4%
 • Coloured0.2%
 • Indian/Asian0.1%
 • White0.2%
First languages (2011)
 • Xhosa94.9%
 • English2.3%
 • Other2.8%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Municipal codeEC156

Mhlontlo Local Municipality is an administrative area in the OR Tambo District of Eastern Cape in South Africa.

Mhlontlo was a chief of the Pondomise people during the 19th century.[4]

Main places[edit]

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population
Amacwera 23501 177.82 20,419
Amampondomise 23502 109.24 12,566
Amazizi 23503 0.35 0
Asentshonalanga 23504 8.02 475
Basuto 23505 7.95 0
Bhele 23506 70.31 4,240
Bovube 23507 197.19 18,717
Culunca 23508 99.50 9,501
Ebotwa 23509 203.35 22,254
Emaqa-Kambani 23510 162.71 10,214
Hala 23511 67.98 2,907
Hlubi 23512 280.77 22,631
Kambi 23513 6.87 369
Ketani 23514 70.06 7,600
Lwandlolubomvu 23515 48.43 1,625
Makaula 23516 24.83 629
Masizakhe 23517 293.67 18,661
Matolandile/Zimelelandile 23518 32.91 52
Mbalisweni 23519 125.22 10,021
Mhlontlo 23520 19.82 6
Ngqubusini 23521 106.95 5,855
Ngwane 23522 16.95 633
Northern Pondomise 23523 294.50 15,987
Qumbu 23524 38.15 3,275
Tsolo Part 1 23525 53.97 5,678
Tsolo Part 2 23526 184.59 2,361

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of fifty-one members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Twenty-six councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in twenty-six wards, while the remaining twenty-five 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 forty 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 38,067 39,974 78,041 78.1 24 16 40
United Democratic Movement 2,821 3,155 5,976 6.0 0 3 3
Civic Independent 1,449 3,615 5,064 5.1 0 2 2
Independent 3,823 3,823 3.8 2 2
Democratic Alliance 1,644 1,622 3,266 3.3 0 2 2
Economic Freedom Fighters 1,624 1,572 3,196 3.2 0 2 2
Congress of the People 255 313 568 0.6 0 0 0
Total 49,683 50,251 99,934 100.0 26 25 51
Spoilt votes 1,158 1,245 2,403

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: Mhlontlo" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 21 December 2016.
  7. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Mhlontlo" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 21 December 2016.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 31°09′S 28°52′E / 31.150°S 28.867°E / -31.150; 28.867