The Enoch Mgijima Local Municipality is a Category B municipality comprising of Thirty-Four (34) wards with 34 Ward Councillors as illustrated in the following table:

 

WARD NO. Initials & Surname PR CLLR AREA DESCRIPTION
1 Tutwana Zoleka Gloria Kibi Mkhonjane; Dlakavu; Bolotwa; Gwatyu Farms; Nonibe; Tylden; Tembani.
2 Thole Mzwandile Nokwayiyo Kopolo Ilinge and Portion of Mabuyaze
3 Ngondo Zamuxolo Noncazelo Matswele Machibini
4 Ngesi Mzikabawo Malibongwe Xhelisilo Birch Farms; Part of Unathi Mkhefa; Part of Ilinge
5 Batyi Andile Xoliswa Xhelo Zone 3; Zone D; and part of Chankcele
6 Gwampi Siza Terri Vivian Mplolo Portion of Unathi Mkefa; Koppies
7 Nondyola Lonwabo Sibusiso Mvana Phakamisa; nogumbe zone 1 lusinini ematyeni soweto
8 Njozela Dumisani Jerome Shaw Ezibeleni Zone 2; ezi vrandini; Chankcele; Komani Hospital; Queendustria
9 Mandile Zuko Luleka Gubula- Mqingwana Queensview; Komani Park; Southbourne; Sandringham; Central Town
10 De Wet Christofels Marina Barnnett Bersig; Top Town; Zingquthu; Bonkolo
11 Mbasana Pia Xoliswa Terri Vivian Mpolo Bede; Thulandivile; Bulawayo; Part of Bongweni
12 Mgoqi Bulelani Vuyisile Petrus Blom Aloe Vale,T, T section S Section, R Potion & New vale
Adonis Ongama Adele Natacia Hendricks Sabata; Park Ville; New Vale
14 Seyisi Anele Carol May Boast Unifound; Khayelitsha; Joe Slovo; Sintu Pika;
15 Ngculu Luvuyo Khangelwa Manzana Eskom; Magxaki; Railway; Khayelitsha kwa 2; portion of Nomzamo from Rawula to new area in Nomzamo.
16 Rani Bulelwa Aron Mhlontlo Nkululekweni; komani hights; Zwelithsa; portion of Q; S and T; Part of Unifound
17 Mbengo Mncedisi Sakhumzi Mkhunqe R Portion; New Bright; Bongweni
18 Mlindazwe Unathi Mzimkhulu Madikane Ndlovukazi and farms
19 Mgedezi Monelwa Nocawe Thwalo McBride; Who can Tell; Poplar Groove; Ensam; Braakloof; emankcenkceni.
20 Tiwana Ayanda Mzimkhulu Mdikane Bulhoek; Kamastone; Mceula
21 Qomoyi Nomathamsanqa Mzoxolo Peter Shiloh; Dipala; Sbonile; Mbekweni; Ngojini; Dyamala; Oxton; Zweledinga; Gall water.
22 Velaphi Mbongeni Sakhele Kula Yonda; Lower Hukuwa; Upper Hukuwa tsitsikama; Mtwakazi;
23 Kepeyi Lubabalo Funeka Sopapaza- Lungisa Zone 1, Xhadini Zone, Ekuphumleni, Zone 2
24 Bokuva Vukile Nomathamsanqa Tsotetsi Emadakeni; Portion of Sada; eMtha; Ngcamngceni; Mabheleni
25 Rasimosi Lulama Zukiswa Ralane Sada
26 Madubedube Papama Lindy Ann Haggard Ekuphumleni; Extension 4; Whittlesea Town; Enqobokeni
27 Koltana Lindile David Martin Kabane Sterkstoom Town
28 Mkhubukeli Lufele Xoliswa Luthando Amos (NKWANCA)Nceduluntu; Phumlani; Phelandaba; Nkululeko; Molteno; Lank ge Wag; Doener Kry; Estrip; Portion of Old Location; Impumelelo.
29 Yekani Thembinkosi Thuliswa Cothi Old Location Molteno; New location; Nomonde Loc; Khayelitsha; Zwelitsha; Y Section; J Section
30 Mangcotywa Mhlangabezi Thembeka Bunu Thorn hill; Thorn hill brigde; kwa Hinana; Mthitha primary school
31 Baleng Teko Michael Mthuthuzeli Hokolo Khayalethu; Rocklands; Mitford; Phakamisa
32 Ngcefe Nkululeko Noluthando Nqabisa Ntabethemba; Tendergate
33 Ngesi Bonile Andisiwe Ngonyama Tarkastard
34 Duna Nkwenkwe Lindiwe Gunuza Nkwentsha Eluxolweni Location.

  

    The Municipality is made up of the following urban nodes:

    • Molteno
    • Hofmeyer
    • Sterkstroom
    • Tarkastad
    • Whittlesea
    • Queenstown 
    The number of inhabitants in Enoch Mgijima LM is 245,975. This is 3.3% of the total population in the province Eastern Cape. The Local Municipality with the largest population in the province Eastern Cape is King Sabata Dalindyebo with 451,711 inhabitants (9.7%). The boundaries of the three former local municipalities have been re-determined and a new demarcation map with the new wards is the following:

    The total population, after the re-determination of the boundaries in 2016 is approximately 245,975. The following is a summary of key datasets for Enoch Mgijima Municipality.

     

    Enoch Mgijima Municipality
    Total population 245,975
    Young (0-14) 32%
    Working Age (15-64) 61%
    Elderly (65+) 21.60%
    Dependency ratio 63.4
    Sex ratio 91.27
    Population growth rate 1,53% (2001-2011)
    Population density 61 persons/km2
    Unemployment rate 38%
    Youth unemployment rate 47%
    No schooling aged 20+ 37.20%
    Higher education aged 20+ 23.60%
    Matric aged 20+ 51.20%
    Number of households 66, 895
    Number of Agricultural households 20329
    Average household size 10.4
    Female headed households 47%
    Formal dwellings 91%
    Housing owned/paying off 58%
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 56%
    Weekly refuse removal 56%
    Piped water inside dwelling 32%
    Electricity for lighting 90%
    Source: Statistics South Africa, 2011 Population Census (“averages calculated by Executive Insights for other datasets”).

     

      The demographic profile of Enoch Mgijima Municipality is a consolidated account of vital and social statistics, such as the births, deaths, marriages, employment, mobility, lifestyles, etc., of populations. The numbers identify certain characteristics about the residents in the area thus telling a story or forecasting future trends within the population.

      This profile will have the following implications to Enoch Mgijima Municipality and its service delivery partners;

       

      • Population characteristics;
      • Water supply, water treatment and sewage management;
      • Solid waste management and waste minimization;
      • Transportation planning and traffic management;
      • Energy supply and energy efficiency;
      • Habitat preservation and environmental protection;
      • Storm-water management and floodplain management;
      • Education and education facilities;
      • Land Use planning, Land Subdivision and Zoning;
      • Housing Affordability and Future needs;
      • Economic Development and Tourism;
      • Emergency Services and Policing;
      • Local organizations, services, and programming;
      • Health services provision;
      • Grants and funding, etc.
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