Siyathemba Local Municipality

Siyathemba Local Municipality is a local municipality in the Pixley ka Seme District Municipality district of the Northern Cape province of South Africa.

Siyathemba
Official seal of Siyathemba
Seal
Location in the Northern Cape
Location in the Northern Cape
Coordinates: 29°40′S 22°40′E / 29.667°S 22.667°E / -29.667; 22.667Coordinates: 29°40′S 22°40′E / 29.667°S 22.667°E / -29.667; 22.667
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceNorthern Cape
DistrictPixley ka Seme
SeatPrieska
Wards5
Government
 • TypeMunicipal council
 • MayorElizabeth Nell
Area
 • Total14,725 km2 (5,685 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[2]
 • Total21,591
 • Density1.5/km2 (3.8/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African18.8%
 • Coloured71.9%
 • Indian/Asian0.5%
 • White8.5%
First languages (2011)
 • Afrikaans93.7%
 • Xhosa3.1%
 • Other3.2%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Municipal codeNC077

Main placesEdit

The 2001 census divided the municipality into the following main places:[4]

Place Code Area (km2) Population Most spoken language
E'Thembeni 31301 2.14 3,073 Afrikaans
Marydale 31302 75.11 2,080 Afrikaans
Niekerkshoop 31303 31.01 2,001 Afrikaans
Prieska 31304 194.25 8,447 Afrikaans
Westerberg 31306 10.41 0 -
Remainder of the municipality 31305 7,938.90 1,920 Afrikaans

PoliticsEdit

The municipal council consists of nine members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Five councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in five wards, while the remaining four 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 six seats on the council. The following table shows the results of the election.[5][6]

Party Votes Seats
Ward List Total % Ward List Total
ANC 4,555 4,661 9,216 59.6 5 1 6
Democratic Alliance 2,343 2,437 4,780 30.9 0 3 3
Independent 424 424 2.7 0 0
Economic Freedom Fighters 143 267 410 2.7 0 0 0
Congress of the People 164 237 401 2.6 0 0 0
Freedom Front Plus 107 108 215 1.4 0 0 0
Khoisan Revolution 0 29 29 0.2 0 0 0
Total 7,736 7,739 15,475 100.0 5 4 9
Spoilt votes 153 150 303

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 "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: Siyathemba" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  6. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Siyathemba" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 9 June 2017.

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