Senqu Local Municipality

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Senqu
Local municipality
Official seal of Senqu
Seal
Location in the Eastern Cape
Location in the Eastern Cape
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
District Joe Gqabi
Seat Lady Grey
Wards 19
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor N Mtyali
Area
 • Total 7,329 km2 (2,830 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 134,150
 • Density 18/km2 (47/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 97.3%
 • Coloured 1.2%
 • Indian/Asian 0.2%
 • White 1.1%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Xhosa 74.3%
 • Sotho 20.2%
 • Afrikaans 2.4%
 • English 1.3%
 • Other 1.8%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code EC142

Senqu Local Municipality is an administrative area in the Joe Gqabi District of the Eastern Cape in South Africa. Senqu is a Sesotho name for the Orange River.[4]

Main places[edit]

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population
Amaqwati 22701 62.98 4,284
Amavundla 22702 86.37 8,123
Barkly East 22703 16.10 4,292
Basoto 22704 250.74 31,727
Batlokoa 22705 127.83 5,054
Herschel 22706 4.89 561
Hlubi 22707 1,061.37 51,548
Kwezinaledi 22708 0.81 4,793
Lady Grey 22709 23.75 1,312
Mfelandawonye 22710 0.05 27
Myamane 22711 122.04 9,296
Nkululeko 22712 0.53 4,077
Polar Park 22713 0.05 630
Rhodes 22714 10.28 129
Rossouw 22715 0.66 302
Sterkspruit 22717 4.02 1,557
Zakhele 22718 0.14 377
Zola 22719 0.02 337
Remainder of the municipality 22716 4,998.12 6,736

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of thirty-seven members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Nineteen councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in nineteen wards, while the remaining eighteen 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 thirty-two 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 31,122 31,744 62,866 86.4 19 13 32
Democratic Alliance 2,442 2,322 4,764 6.5 0 2 2
Pan Africanist Congress 2,023 1,838 3,861 5.3 0 2 2
United Democratic Movement 406 456 862 1.2 0 1 1
Independent 233 233 0.3 0 0
United Residents Front 118 94 212 0.3 0 0 0
Total 36,344 36,454 72,798 100.0 19 18 37
Spoilt votes 996 718 1,714

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact list: Executive Mayors". Government Communication & Information System. 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. ^ Lookup Tables - Statistics South Africa
  6. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: Senqu" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Senqu" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 30°42′S 27°14′E / 30.700°S 27.233°E / -30.700; 27.233