Blue Crane Route Local Municipality

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Blue Crane Route

Bloukraanroete
Blue Crane Route CoA.png
Seal
Map of the Eastern Cape with Blue Crane Route highlighted.svg
Location in the Eastern Cape
Coordinates: 32°43′S25°35′E / 32.717°S 25.583°E / -32.717; 25.583 Coordinates: 32°43′S25°35′E / 32.717°S 25.583°E / -32.717; 25.583
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
District Sarah Baartman
Seat Somerset East
Wards 6
Government
[1]
  Type Municipal council
  MayorBonisile Manxoweni (ANC)
  SpeakerBonisile Manxoweni (ANC) [n 1]
  Chief WhipNeliswa Nkonyeni (ANC)
Area
  Total11,068 km2 (4,273 sq mi)
Population
 (2011) [2]
  Total36,002
  Density3.3/km2 (8.4/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
[2]
   Black African 59.0%
   Coloured 33.0%
   Indian/Asian 0.3%
   White 6.8%
First languages (2011)
[3]
   Xhosa 51.3%
   Afrikaans 43.2%
   English 3.4%
  Other2.1%
Time zone UTC+2 (SAST)
Municipal codeEC102

Blue Crane Route Local Municipality (Afrikaans : Bloukraanroete Plaaslike Munisipaliteit) is an administrative area in the Sarah Baartman District of the Eastern Cape in South Africa.

Contents

The municipality is named after the South African national bird, the blue crane. [4]

Main places

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

PlaceCodePopulationMost spoken language
Bongweni 20202 3,776 Xhosa
Cookhouse 20203 1,415 Afrikaans
Khayanisho 20204 1,448Xhosa
KwaNojoli 20205 8,132Xhosa
Pearston 20206 2,596Afrikaans
Petersburg 29103 39Afrikaans
Somerset East 20207 8,456Afrikaans
Remainder of the municipality 20201 9,196Xhosa

Politics

The municipal council consists of eleven members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Six councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in six wards, while the remaining five 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 seven seats on the council. The following table shows the results of the election. [6] [7]

PartyVotesSeats
WardListTotal%WardListTotal
African National Congress 6,7706,44713,21760.4527
Democratic Alliance 4,0284,1888,21637.6134
Economic Freedom Fighters 2212174382.0000
Total11,01910,85221,871100.06511
Spoilt votes153140293

Footnotes

  1. Manxoweni serves as the Mayor, Speaker and Chairperson of the Finance Committee.

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References

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  2. 1 2 "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 [ permanent dead link ]
  6. "Results Summary – All Ballots: Blue Crane Route" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 18 November 2016.
  7. "Seat Calculation Detail: Blue Crane Route" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 18 November 2016.