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Baviaans Local Municipality

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Country  South Africa
Seat  Willowmore
Time zone  SAST (UTC+2)
Area  11,668 km²
Black african population  12%
Native english speakers  1.7%
District  Sarah Baartman
Wards  4
Municipal code  EC107
White population  7%
Native afrikaans speakers  91.2%
Province  Eastern Cape
Baviaans Local Municipality
Points of interest  Bhejane Game Reserve, Kouga Dam, War Memorial | Steytlerville

Baviaans Local Municipality was an administrative area in the Sarah Baartman District of the Eastern Cape in South Africa. After the municipal elections on 3 August 2016 it was merged into the larger Dr Beyers Naudé Local Municipality.


Map of Willowmore, South Africa

The municipality is named after the Baviaanskloof. The name is of Dutch origin and means "baboons ravine".

In the 2009 South African general election the Democratic Alliance won a plurality of 45.77% (2,290 votes), while the African National Congress received only 44.73% (2,238 vote). Other minor parties included COPE with 4.72% (236 votes) and the Independent Democrats with 2.12% (106 votes)

Main places

The 2001 census divided the municipality into the following main places:


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 18 May 2011 the Democratic Alliance (DA) won a majority of four seats on the council. The following table shows the results of the election.


Baviaans Local Municipality Wikipedia

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