Emthanjeni Local Municipality
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Emthanjeni Local Municipality
Emthanjeni
Official seal of Emthanjeni
Seal
Location in the Northern Cape
Location in the Northern Cape
Coordinates: 30°40?S 24°0?E / 30.667°S 24.000°E / -30.667; 24.000Coordinates: 30°40?S 24°0?E / 30.667°S 24.000°E / -30.667; 24.000
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceNorthern Cape
DistrictPixley ka Seme
SeatDe Aar
Wards8
Government
 o TypeMunicipal council
 o MayorBoy Kenneth Markman
Area
 o Total13,472 km2 (5,202 sq mi)
Population
(2011)[2]
 o Total42,356
 o Density3.1/km2 (8.1/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 o Black African33.2%
 o Coloured57.7%
 o Indian/Asian0.6%
 o White8.0%
First languages (2011)
 o Afrikaans70.3%
 o Xhosa23.8%
 o English2.3%
 o Other3.6%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Municipal codeNC073

Emthanjeni Local Municipality is a local municipality in the Pixley ka Seme District Municipality district of the Northern Cape province of South Africa. Emthanjeni is a Xhosa name meaning a "vein", symbolising the importance of an underground water supply system to the area.[4] It is also a translation of the name of the municipality's seat, De Aar.

Main places

The 2011 census divided the municipality into the following main places:[5]

Place Code Area (km2) Population Most spoken language
Britstown 371002 61.47 3,843 Afrikaans
De Aar 371004 84.23 23,760 Afrikaans
Hanover 371006 80.77 4,594 Afrikaans
Mziwabantu 371001 1,08 1,302 Xhosa/Afrikaans
Nonzwakazi 371005 1.27 6,230 Xhosa
Remainder of the municipality 371003 13,243.48 2,626 Afrikaans

Politics

The municipal council consists of fifteen members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Eight councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in eight wards, while the remaining seven 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 nine 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 8,393 8,264 16,657 57.8 7 2 9
Democratic Alliance 4,950 5,004 9,954 34.6 1 4 5
Economic Freedom Fighters 830 832 1,662 5.8 0 1 1
Freedom Front Plus 142 144 286 1.0 0 0 0
Congress of the People 102 149 251 0.9 0 0 0
Total 14,417 14,393 28,810 100.0 8 7 15
Spoilt votes 163 188 351

References

  1. ^ "Contact list: Executive Mayors". Government Communication & Information System. Archived from the original on 14 July 2010. Retrieved 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Statistics by place". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 2015.
  3. ^ "Statistics by place". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 2015.
  4. ^ South African Languages - Place names
  5. ^ Lookup Tables - Statistics South Africa[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Results Summary - All Ballots: Emthanjeni" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 2017.
  7. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Emthanjeni" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 2017.

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