Port St. Johns Local Municipality

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Port St Johns
Official seal of Port St Johns
Seal
Location in the Eastern Cape
Location in the Eastern Cape
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceEastern Cape
DistrictOR Tambo
SeatPort St. Johns
Wards20
Government
 • TypeMunicipal council
 • MayorDm Mangqo
Area
 • Total1,291 km2 (498 sq mi)
Population
(2011)[2]
 • Total156,136
 • Density120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African99.3%
 • Coloured0.4%
 • Indian/Asian0.1%
 • White0.2%
First languages (2011)
 • Xhosa95.0%
 • English2.7%
 • Other2.3%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Municipal codeEC154

Port St. Johns Local Municipality is an administrative area in the OR Tambo District of 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 Most spoken language
Amakwalo 23301 57.81 5,165 Xhosa
Bomvini 23302 253.67 25,094 Xhosa
Emtweni 23303 221.68 22,729 Xhosa
Gunyeni 23304 63.03 15,408 Xhosa
Manzamhlophe 23305 133.75 13,394 Xhosa
Mvumelwano 23306 315.70 31,342 Xhosa
Ndluzula 23307 195.11 22,123 Xhosa
Port St Johns Part 1 23308 8.79 5,181 Xhosa
Port St Johns Part 2 23310 0.80 289 Xhosa
Qaukeni 23309 37.94 5,420 Xhosa

Main languages[edit]

The 2001 census recorded the following first languages: 98.69% IsiXhosa; 0.64% English; 0.20% Afrikaans; 0.13% IsiZulu; 0.12% SiSwati; 0.08% IsiNdebele; 0.06% Sesotho; and 0.08% other languages.

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of thirty-nine members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Twenty councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in twenty wards, while the remaining nineteen 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-one 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 33,072 33,042 66,114 79.5 20 11 31
Civic Independent 2,762 2,588 5,350 6.4 0 3 3
Democratic Alliance 2,406 2,340 4,746 5.7 0 2 2
United Democratic Movement 1,692 1,877 3,569 4.3 0 2 2
Economic Freedom Fighters 1,243 1,184 2,427 2.9 0 1 1
Independent 393 393 0.5 0 0
Congress of the People 134 241 375 0.4 0 0 0
Pan Africanist Congress 9 121 130 0.2 0 0 0
African Christian Democratic Party 14 83 97 0.1 0 0 0
Total 41,725 41,476 83,201 100.0 20 19 39
Spoilt votes 866 982 1,848

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. ^ Lookup Tables - Statistics South Africa
  5. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: Port St Johns" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 22 December 2016.
  6. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Port St Johns" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 22 December 2016.

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Coordinates: 31°37′42″S 29°32′16″E / 31.62833°S 29.53778°E / -31.62833; 29.53778