By ROD AMNER
The ANC’s share of representatives on the Sarah Baartman District council has shrunk by one seat as its share of the vote dipped below 50% for the first time.
The DA has retained five seats, despite losing some ground to smaller parties.
The EFF will be represented on the Council for the first time after securing a single seat in exchange for 6.34% of the vote.
|District council: 2021|
|District council: 2016|
The Sarah Baartman district municipality is made up of seven local municipalities, including Makana.
The district municipality is charged with coordinating development and delivery in the whole district and has its own administrative staff.
The district council is made up of two types of councillors:
- Elected councillors – they are elected for the district council on a proportional representation ballot by all voters in the area. [40% of the district councillors]
- Councillors who represent local municipalities in the area – local councillors sent by their council to represent it on the district council. [60% of the district councillors]