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Hantam Local Municipality

Hantam
Official seal of Hantam
Seal
Location in the Northern Cape
Location in the Northern Cape
Coordinates: 31°15′S 19°45′E / 31.250°S 19.750°E / -31.250; 19.750
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceNorthern Cape
DistrictNamakwa
SeatCalvinia
Wards5
Government
 • TypeMunicipal council
 • MayorMagdeline Dyers
Area
 • Total36,128 km2 (13,949 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[2]
 • Total21,578
 • Density0.60/km2 (1.5/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African4.4%
 • Coloured82.2%
 • Indian/Asian0.7%
 • White12.1%
First languages (2011)
 • Afrikaans96.7%
 • English1.1%
 • Other2.2%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Municipal codeNC065

Hantam is an administrative area in the Namakwa District of Northern Cape in South Africa.

Hatam is a Khoi name that means "mountains where the bulbs grow". The municipality is named after the Hantam Mountains found in the area.[4]

Main places

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

Place Code Population Area (km2)
Brandvlei 366001 2,859 29.3
Calvinia 366005 9,680 154.5
Loeriesfontein 366003 2,744 34.5
Nieuwoudtville 366004 2,093 26.3
Tankwa Karoo National Park 366006 28 267.9
Remainder 366002 4,175 35,615.7
Total 21,578 36,128.0

Politics

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 five 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 4,166 4,222 8,388 48.8 3 2 5
Democratic Alliance 3,163 3,201 6,364 37.0 2 2 4
Congress of the People 354 349 703 4.1 0 0 0
Freedom Front Plus 321 319 640 3.7 0 0 0
Independent 382 382 2.2 0 0
Khoisan Revolution 154 177 331 1.9 0 0 0
Economic Freedom Fighters 102 98 200 1.2 0 0 0
Hantam Ontwikkelings Forum 85 104 189 1.1 0 0 0
Total 8,727 8,470 17,197 100.0 5 4 9
Spoilt votes 87 163 250

In a by-election held on 7 August 2019, a ward previously held by a DA councillor was won by the ANC candidate. Council composition was reconfigured as seen below:

Party Ward PR list Total
African National Congress 4 2 6
Democratic Alliance 1 2 3
Total 5 4 9

References

  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. ^ South African Languages - Place names
  5. ^ "Hantam Local Municipality". Census 2011.
  6. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: Hantam" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 11 May 2017.
  7. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Hantam" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 11 May 2017.

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