Ngqushwa Local Municipality

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Ngqushwa
Local municipality
Official seal of Ngqushwa
Seal
Location in the Eastern Cape
Location in the Eastern Cape
Coordinates: 33°12′S 27°07′E / 33.200°S 27.117°E / -33.200; 27.117Coordinates: 33°12′S 27°07′E / 33.200°S 27.117°E / -33.200; 27.117
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
District Amathole
Seat Peddie
Wards 13
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor S Ndwayana
Area
 • Total 2,241 km2 (865 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 72,190
 • Density 32/km2 (83/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 99.2%
 • Coloured 0.2%
 • Indian/Asian 0.1%
 • White 0.4%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Xhosa 94.7%
 • English 2.6%
 • Other 2.7%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code EC126

Ngqushwa 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
Amahlubi 21501 25.88 1,095
Amambalu 21502 64.29 144
Bhele 21503 71.60 5,626
Dabi 21504 9.96 1,010
Glenmore 21505 13.18 1,373
Hamburg 21506 3.30 193
Imidushane 21507 345.41 15,216
Imiqayi 21508 176.73 14,947
Mareledwana 21509 243.17 10,774
Mhala 21510 101.29 5,355
Mpheweni 21511 0.28 27
Msuthu 21512 70.89 4,515
Ngqushwa 21513 158.71 233
Njokweni 21514 86.22 4,667
Peddie Part 1 21515 653.47 10,791
Peddie Part 2 21517 9.77 3,696
Tyefu 21516 211.15 4,583

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of twenty-five members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Thirteen councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in thirteen wards, while the remaining twelve 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 18 May 2011 the African National Congress (ANC) won a majority of twenty-four 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 18,044 18,200 36,244 95.7 13 11 24
Democratic Alliance 215 618 833 2.2 0 1 1
Pan Africanist Congress 536 252 788 2.1 0 0 0
Total 18,795 19,070 37,865 100.0 13 12 25
Spoilt votes 854 582 1,436

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact list: Executive Mayors". Government Communication & Information System. Retrieved 22 February 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Table: Census 2011 by district council, gender, age in 5 year groups and population group". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 6 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "Table: Census 2011 by district council, gender, language and population group". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 6 November 2012. 
  4. ^ Lookup Tables - Statistics South Africa
  5. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: Ngqushwa". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Ngqushwa". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 

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