Ntabankulu Local Municipality

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Ntabankulu
Local municipality
Official seal of Ntabankulu
Seal
Location in the Eastern Cape
Location in the Eastern Cape
Coordinates: 32°10′S 28°35′E / 32.167°S 28.583°E / -32.167; 28.583Coordinates: 32°10′S 28°35′E / 32.167°S 28.583°E / -32.167; 28.583
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceEastern Cape
DistrictAlfred Nzo
SeatTabankulu
Wards18
Government[1]
 • TypeMunicipal council
 • MayorVusi Mgoduka
Area
 • Total1,385 km2 (535 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total123,976
 • Density90/km2 (230/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African99.4%
 • Coloured0.4%
 • Indian/Asian0.1%
 • White0.1%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Xhosa95.2%
 • English1.4%
 • Other3.4%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Municipal codeEC444

Ntabankulu Local Municipality is a local municipality in Alfred Nzo District Municipality in the Wild Coast Region of the Eastern Cape Province in South Africa.

Ntabankulu is an isiXhosa name meaning "great or big mountain", since the municipal area is mountainous in character.[4]

It was formerly part of the OR Tambo District Municipality, but was transferred to the Alfred Nzo District Municipality after the 2011 municipal election.[5]

Main places[edit]

The 2001 census divided the municipality into the following main places:[6]

Place Code Area (km2) Population Most spoken language
Amacwera 23101 376.11 29,102 Xhosa
Amanci 23102 310.80 35,238 Xhosa
Bala 23103 3.83 271 Xhosa
Fikeni 23104 2.47 164 Xhosa
Lwandlolubomvu 23105 518.70 46,140 Xhosa
Ntlenzi 23106 124.41 12,586 Xhosa
Tabankulu Town 23108 11.40 2,169 Xhosa
Tabankulu 23107 0.84 61 Xhosa
Xesibe 23109 112.06 10,658 Xhosa

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of thirty-four members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Seventeen councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in seventeen wards, while the remaining seventeen 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 twenty-nine seats on the council. The following table shows the results of the election.[7][8]

Party Votes Seats
Ward List Total % Ward List Total
African National Congress 29,115 28,038 57,153 85.1 17 12 29
Economic Freedom Fighters 1,924 1,778 3,702 5.5 0 2 2
Democratic Alliance 1,819 1,735 3,554 5.3 0 2 2
African Independent Congress 284 1,347 1,631 2.4 0 1 1
United Democratic Movement 15 391 406 0.6 0 0 0
Independent 400 400 0.6 0 0
Abantu Democratic Revolution 166 141 307 0.5 0 0 0
Total 33,723 33,430 67,153 100.0 17 17 34
Spoilt votes 769 880 1,649

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. ^ "MFMA Circular No. 54: Municipal Budget Circular for the 2011/12 MTREF" (PDF). National Treasury. 10 December 2010. p. 5. Retrieved 23 March 2011.
  6. ^ Lookup Tables - Statistics South Africa
  7. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: Ntabankulu" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 22 December 2016.
  8. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Ntabankulu" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 22 December 2016.

External links[edit]