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Kareeberg Local Municipality

Kareeberg
Location in the Northern Cape
Location in the Northern Cape
Coordinates: 30°40′S 22°10′E / 30.667°S 22.167°E / -30.667; 22.167
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceNorthern Cape
DistrictPixley ka Seme
SeatCarnarvon
Wards4
Government
 • TypeMunicipal council
 • MayorBurnette Slambee
Area
 • Total17,702 km2 (6,835 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[2]
 • Total11,673
 • Density0.66/km2 (1.7/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African4.8%
 • Coloured85.1%
 • Indian/Asian0.5%
 • White9.1%
First languages (2011)
 • Afrikaans95.9%
 • English1.3%
 • Other2.8%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Municipal codeNC074

Kareeberg Local Municipality is a local municipality in the Pixley ka Seme District Municipality district of the Northern Cape province of South Africa. The name originates from a mountain range in the region, the Karee Mountains.[4]

Main places

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population Most spoken language
Carnarvon 31001 8.07 5,235 Afrikaans
Van Wyksvlei 31003 8.54 1,418 Afrikaans
Vosburg 31004 0.99 1,125 Afrikaans
Remainder of the municipality 31002 17,681.08 1,702 Afrikaans

Politics

The municipal council consists of seven members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Four councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in four wards, while the remaining three 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 four 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 2,135 2,321 4,456 46.3 2 2 4
Democratic Alliance 1,363 1,671 3,034 31.5 2 0 2
Economic Freedom Fighters 484 632 1,116 11.6 0 1 1
Independent 678 678 7.0 0 0
Congress of the People 103 117 220 2.3 0 0 0
Freedom Front Plus 51 74 125 1.3 0 0 0
Total 4,814 4,815 9,629 100.0 4 3 7
Spoilt votes 93 97 190

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. ^ Lookup Tables - Statistics South Africa[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: Kareeberg" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 8 June 2017.
  7. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Kareeberg" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 8 June 2017.

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