Raymond Mhlaba Local Municipality

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Raymond Mhlaba
Local municipality
Map of the Eastern Cape with Raymond Mhlaba highlighted (2016).svg
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
District Amathole
Seat Fort Beaufort
Government
 • Type Municipal council
Area[1]
 • Total 6,358 km2 (2,455 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 151,379
 • Density 24/km2 (62/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+2 (SAST)
Municipal code EC129

Raymond Mhlaba Local Municipality is a local municipality of South Africa. It was established after the August 2016 local elections by the merging of Nkonkobe and Nxuba local municipalities.[2]

Towns/villages in the municipal area[edit]

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of forty-six members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Twenty-three councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in twenty-three wards, while the remaining twenty-three 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 thirty-eight seats on the council. The following table shows the results of the election.[3][4]

Party Votes Seats
Ward List Total % Ward List Total
African National Congress 34,232 35,725 69,957 78.8 23 15 38
Democratic Alliance 4,338 4,517 8,855 10.0 0 5 5
Economic Freedom Fighters 2,097 2,711 4,808 5.4 0 3 3
Independent 3,129 3,129 3.5 0 0
Pan Africanist Congress 457 298 755 0.8 0 0 0
United Democratic Movement 225 454 679 0.8 0 0 0
African People's Convention 48 322 370 0.4 0 0 0
African Christian Democratic Party 67 164 231 0.3 0 0 0
Total 44,593 44,191 88,784 100.0 23 23 46
Spoilt votes 957 1,314 2,271

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Sum of the statistics from Census 2011 for Nkonkobe, Nxuba.
  2. ^ "The Local Government Handbook". Retrieved 6 August 2016. 
  3. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: Nkonkobe/Nxuba" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 8 December 2016. 
  4. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Nkonkobe/Nxuba" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 8 December 2016.