Sakhisizwe Local Municipality

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Sakhisizwe
Local municipality
Official seal of Sakhisizwe
Seal
Location in the Eastern Cape
Location in the Eastern Cape
Coordinates: 30°55′S 26°41′E / 30.917°S 26.683°E / -30.917; 26.683Coordinates: 30°55′S 26°41′E / 30.917°S 26.683°E / -30.917; 26.683
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
District Chris Hani
Seat Cala
Wards 9
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Mlamli Jentile
Area
 • Total 2,355 km2 (909 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 63,582
 • Density 27/km2 (70/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 97.7%
 • Coloured 0.8%
 • Indian/Asian 0.2%
 • White 1.1%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Xhosa 92.2%
 • English 2.7%
 • Afrikaans 1.8%
 • Sign language 1.2%
 • Other 2.1%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code EC138

Sakhisizwe Local Municipality is an administrative area in the Chris Hani District of the Eastern Cape in South Africa. Sakhisizwe is an isiXhosa name meaning "we are building the nation".[4]

Main places[edit]

The 2001 census divided the municipality into the following main places:[5]

Place Code Area (km2) Population
Cala Part 1 22501 23.10 11,479
Cala Part 2 22510 14.20 280
Ehlatini 22502 89.40 3,971
Elliot 22503 28.68 10,965
Engcobo 22504 20.85 1,422
Eqolombeni 22505 149.28 5,833
Masibambane 22506 0.44 4,123
Sidindi 22508 12.14 182
Xalanga 22509 215.01 11,546
Remainder of the municipality 22507 1,703.50 4,233

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of seventeen members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Nine councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in nine wards, while the remaining eight 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 fourteen seats on the council. The following table shows the results of the election.[6][7]

Party Votes Seats
Ward List Total  % Ward List Total
African National Congress 13,381 13,582 26,963 81.9 9 5 14
Congress of the People 1,340 1,313 2,653 8.1 0 1 1
Democratic Alliance 800 636 1,436 4.4 0 1 1
African People's Convention 443 417 860 2.6 0 1 1
United Democratic Movement 389 434 823 2.5 0 0 0
African Christian Democratic Party 57 53 110 0.3 0 0 0
Pan Africanist Movement 23 67 90 0.3 0 0 0
Total 16,433 16,502 32,935 100.0 9 8 17
Spoilt votes 355 287 642

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. ^ South African Languages - Place names
  5. ^ Lookup Tables - Statistics South Africa
  6. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: Sakhisizwe" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Sakhisizwe" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 

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