!Kheis Local Municipality

ǃKheis
Official seal of ǃKheis
Location in the Northern Cape
Location in the Northern Cape
Coordinates: 29°15′S 21°40′E / 29.250°S 21.667°E / -29.250; 21.667Coordinates: 29°15′S 21°40′E / 29.250°S 21.667°E / -29.250; 21.667
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceNorthern Cape
DistrictZF Mgcawu
SeatGroblershoop
Wards6
Government
 • TypeMunicipal council
 • MayorPaul Vries
Area
 • Total11,107 km2 (4,288 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[2]
 • Total16,637
 • Density1.5/km2 (3.9/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African6.9%
 • Coloured85.3%
 • Indian/Asian1.0%
 • White5.4%
First languages (2011)
 • Afrikaans94.5%
 • Tswana1.9%
 • English1.1%
 • Other2.5%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Municipal codeNC084

ǃKheis is an administrative area in the ZF Mgcawu District of Northern Cape in South Africa. ǃKheis is a Khoi name meaning "a place where you live, or a home". The municipality is named in recognition of the Khoi people who were the first permanent dwellers of the area.[4]

Main places[]

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population
Boegoeberg 31802 0.37 1,587
Gannaput 31803 0.37 965
Groblershoop 31804 1.26 437
Grootdrink 31805 0.46 2,177
Stutterheim 31806 0.80 3,043
Wegdraai 31807 0.77 1,559
Remainder of the municipality 31801 5,518.68 6,274

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 1 November 2021 no party obtained a majority of seats on the council.

The following table shows the results of the election.[6][7]

!Kheis local election, 1 November 2021
Party Votes Seats
Ward List Total % Ward List Total
African National Congress 3,120 3,273 6,393 46.4% 3 2 5
Democratic Alliance 1,279 1,633 2,912 21.2% 1 1 2
Independent candidates 1,737 1,737 12.6% 2 2
Economic Freedom Fighters 420 517 937 6.8% 0 1 1
Congress of the People 205 565 770 5.6% 0 1 1
Khoisan Revolution 151 395 546 4.0% 0 0 0
Freedom Front Plus 118 354 472 3.4% 0 0 0
Total 7,030 6,737 13,767 6 5 11
Valid votes 7,030 6,737 13,767 96.6%
Spoilt votes 102 385 487 3.4%
Total votes cast 7,132 7,122 14,254
Voter turnout 7,140
Registered voters 10,075
Turnout percentage 70.9%

Economy[]

As of 2020, 500 homes are powered by solar panels with battery storage.[8]

References[]

  1. ^ "Contact list: Executive Mayors". Government Communication & Information System. 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
  6. ^ "Results Summary - All Ballots" (PDF). Electoral Commission of South Africa. 8 November 2021. Retrieved 12 November 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail" (PDF). Electoral Commission of South Africa. 8 November 2021. Retrieved 12 November 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. ^ Kennedy, Sarah (2020-01-20). "Solar and battery systems power up South African shacks". Yale Climate Connections. Retrieved 2020-02-17.

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