Mnquma Local Municipality

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Mnquma
Local municipality
Official seal of Mnquma
Seal
Location in the Eastern Cape
Location in the Eastern Cape
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
District Amathole
Seat Butterworth
Wards 31
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Bharba Gajana
Area
 • Total 3,270 km2 (1,260 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 252,390
 • Density 77/km2 (200/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 99.4%
 • Coloured 0.2%
 • Indian/Asian 0.1%
 • White 0.2%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Xhosa 96.1%
 • English 1.4%
 • Other 2.5%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code EC122

Mnquma Local Municipality is an administrative area in the Amatole District of the Eastern Cape in South Africa.

Main places[edit]

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population
Amabhele 21101 526.95 32,672
Amahlubi 21102 631.51 42,651
Amambalu 21103 21.21 1,562
Amazizi 21104 623.87 54,406
Butterworth 21105 26.88 45,900
Fingo 21106 105.70 6,481
Gcaleka 21107 61.93 5,898
Gqogqora 21108 39.39 2,302
Imidushane 21109 64.07 4,239
Jalamba 21110 90.71 7,795
Kentani Part 1 21111 4.44 784
Kentani Part 2 21131 2.99 528
Kwebulana 21112 9.66 630
Lindinxiwa 21113 55.14 2,602
Mac Vigar 21114 134.74 6,410
Mazeppa Bay 21115 0.57 42
Mazizini 21116 43.39 2,040
Mnquma 21117 56.03 727
Mtoto 21118 52.88 4,260
Ngqwara 21119 193.31 14,912
Ngubezulu 21120 17.93 1,793
Ngusi 21121 114.11 7,347
Nqadu 21122 3.71 231
Nqamakwe 21123 16.09 1,405
Ntshatshongo 21124 0.72 0
Qolora Mouth 21126 0.34 69
Qolora 21125 201.39 20,265
Springs 21127 0.80 116
Teko 21128 61.74 5,686
Tutura 21129 47.50 5,664
Tyhali 21130 113.68 8,359

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 forty-eight 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 48,249 46,693 94,942 75.3 31 17 48
United Democratic Movement 4,492 4,738 9,230 7.3 0 5 5
Democratic Alliance 2,993 2,931 5,924 4.7 0 3 3
Economic Freedom Fighters 2,713 3,183 5,896 4.7 0 3 3
African Independent Congress 78 2,699 2,777 2.2 0 1 1
Congress of the People 1,280 1,429 2,709 2.1 0 1 1
Independent 1,971 1,971 1.6 0 0
Pan Africanist Congress 776 615 1,391 1.1 0 1 1
United Congress 275 425 700 0.6 0 0 0
African Christian Democratic Party 200 198 398 0.3 0 0 0
Kingdom Governance Movement 8 60 68 0.1 0 0 0
Total 63,035 62,971 126,006 100.0 31 31 62
Spoilt votes 1,444 1,626 3,070

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. ^ Lookup Tables - Statistics South Africa
  5. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: Mnquma" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 8 December 2016. 
  6. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Mnquma" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 8 December 2016. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 32°19′S 28°08′E / 32.317°S 28.133°E / -32.317; 28.133