Emthanjeni Local Municipality

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.[3] It is also a translation of the name of the municipality's seat, De Aar.

Emthanjeni
Official seal of Emthanjeni
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
 • TypeMunicipal council
 • MayorBoy Kenneth Markman
Area
 • Total13,472 km2 (5,202 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[2]
 • Total42,356
 • Density3.1/km2 (8.1/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African33.2%
 • Coloured57.7%
 • Indian/Asian0.6%
 • White8.0%
First languages (2011)
 • Afrikaans70.3%
 • Xhosa23.8%
 • English2.3%
 • Other3.6%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Municipal codeNC073

Main placesEdit

The 2011 census divided the municipality into the following main places:[4]

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

PoliticsEdit

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 1 November 2021 the African National Congress (ANC) won a majority of nine seats on the council.[5][6]

The following table shows the results of the election.

Emthanjeni local election, 1 November 2021
Party Votes Seats
Ward List Total % Ward List Total
African National Congress 6,784 6,809 13,593 60.3% 7 2 9
Democratic Alliance 2,932 3,055 5,987 26.6% 1 3 4
Economic Freedom Fighters 484 548 1,032 4.6% 0 1 1
Patriotic Alliance 380 608 988 4.4% 0 1 1
Freedom Front Plus 260 294 554 2.5% 0 0 0
Independent candidates 386 386 1.7% 0 0
Total 11,226 11,314 22,540 8 7 15
Valid votes 11,226 11,314 22,540 98.5%
Spoilt votes 178 157 335 1.5%
Total votes cast 11,404 11,471 22,875
Voter turnout 11,566
Registered voters 22,544
Turnout percentage 51.3%

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Contact list: Executive Mayors". Government Communication & Information System. Archived from the original on 14 July 2010. Retrieved 22 February 2012.
  2. ^ a b c "Statistics by place". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 27 September 2015.
  3. ^ South African Languages - Place names
  4. ^ Lookup Tables - Statistics South Africa[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Results Summary - All Ballots" (PDF). Electoral Commission of South Africa. 8 November 2021. Retrieved 12 November 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail" (PDF). Electoral Commission of South Africa. 8 November 2021. Retrieved 12 November 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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