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Makana Local Municipality

Makana
Local municipality
Official seal of Makana
Seal
Location in the Eastern Cape
Location in the Eastern Cape
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
District Cacadu
Seat Grahamstown
Wards 14
Government[2]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Zamuxolo Peter (ANC)
 • Municipal Manager Dr Pravine Naidoo[1]
Area
 • Total 4,376 km2 (1,690 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 80,390
 • Density 18/km2 (48/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[3]
 • Black African 78.0%
 • Coloured 12.1%
 • Indian/Asian 0.7%
 • White 8.7%
First languages (2011)[4]
 • Xhosa 71.5%
 • Afrikaans 14.8%
 • English 10.5%
 • Other 3.2%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code EC104

Makana Local Municipality is the local municipality which governs the town of Grahamstown and surrounding areas in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. It forms part of the Cacadu District Municipality. The municipality is named after a Xhosa prophet, Makana.[5]

Main places

The 2011 census divided the municipality into the following main places:[6]

Place Code Population Area (km2) Most spoken language
Alicedale 264005 1,932 3.9 Afrikaans
Grahamstown 264004 50,217 62.7 Xhosa
KwaNonzwakazi 264006 1,940 0.8 Xhosa
Rhini 264003 17,047 2.4 Xhosa
Riebeek East 264001 753 22.5 Xhosa
Sidbury 264007 115 7.9 Xhosa
Non-urban areas 264002 8,386 4,275.5 Xhosa
Total 80,390 4,375.6 Xhosa

Politics

The municipal council consists of twenty-seven members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Fourteen councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in fourteen wards, while the remaining thirteen 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 seventeen seats on the council. The following table shows the results of the election.[7][8]

Party Votes Seats
Ward List Total  % Ward List Total
African National Congress 14,087 15,078 29,165 61.8 11 6 17
Democratic Alliance 6,911 7,134 14,045 29.8 3 5 8
Economic Freedom Fighters 1,127 1,382 2,509 5.3 0 2 2
Independent 898 898 1.9 0 0
Azanian People's Organisation 142 208 350 0.7 0 0 0
United Democratic Movement 0 195 195 0.4 0 0 0
Total 23,165 23,997 47,162 100.0 14 13 27
Spoilt votes 363 402 765

Friendship Co-operation Agreement

In February 2011, Makana Municipality entered into a "Friendship Co-operation Agreement" with Raseborg Municipality in Finland. The project, which is to last three years, seeks to facilitate information sharing in the fields of economic development, arts & culture, women development, youth development, and education.[9]

Provincial Administration

On 28 August 2014 the Municipality was placed under administration in response to financial and infrastructural crises.[10] The interim administration order, made in terms of section 139(1)(b) of the South African Constitution, is expected to be reviewed after three months.[11] Shortly after the administration order was announced, news of a damning forensic report — the Kabuso report — naming several municipal officials purported to be involved in financial impropriety was made public.[12]

References

  1. ^ "Municipal Manager Makana Municipality". Makana Municipality. Retrieved 2013-09-10. 
  2. ^ "Contact list: Executive Mayors". Government Communication & Information System. Archived from the original on 14 July 2010. Retrieved 22 February 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Statistics by place". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 27 September 2015. 
  4. ^ "Statistics by place". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 27 September 2015. 
  5. ^ South African Languages - Place names
  6. ^ "Makana Local Municipality". Census 2011. 
  7. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: Makana" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 27 November 2016. 
  8. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Makana" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 27 November 2016. 
  9. ^ "Finland Trip Feeback". Makana Municipality. Retrieved 2011-11-29. 
  10. ^ "Gordhan seals Makana handover". Grocott's Mail. Retrieved 2014-09-03. 
  11. ^ "Makana under administration for 3 months". The New Age. Retrieved 2014-09-03. 
  12. ^ "Names behind Makana fiasco". Times Media Group. Retrieved 2014-09-03. 

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