By: Bev Mortimer
The new mayor of Kouga is likely to be Booi Koerat, a previous Kouga mayor and the ANC’s current mayoral candidate.
While the ANC has the majority, the DA opposition party has one councillor less than the ANC in Council . The DA has named Chimpie Cawood as its mayoral candidate.
Failing a majority vote by either party on Thursday 2 June 2011 in the mayoral vote during the Council meeting in Humansdorp, the mayoral candidate names will be placed into a hat and the one drawn will be the new mayor.
The recent 2011 Municipal Election results for the Kouga Local Municipality (EC108) ushered in changes in Ward Councillors and there will also be a new mayor and changes to the exeucitve Committee.
The overall municipal results were: ANC 49.37%, DA 48.16% with independents and smaller parties making up the the rest. Of the 15 Wards in the municipality the ANC won 9 and the DA 6. The ANC got 6 PR councillors while the DA got 8. Thus the ANC has 15 councillors in Council while the DA has 14 councillors.
Here are various Ward Councillors and their political allegiance
Ward 1: Julius Zolani Mayoni : ANC
Ward 2: Earl Deon Hill : ANC
Ward 3: Sophia Hendrina Thiart : DA
Ward 4: Frederick Jacobus Campher : DA
Ward 5: Eugene DAnial Groep : DA
Ward 6: Phumzile Joseph Oliphant : ANC
Ward 7: Bulelwa Cynthia Koliti : ANC
Ward 8: DAvid Ernest Aldendorff : DA
Ward 9: DAvid Lulamele Ntshiza : ANC
Ward 10: Patrick Kota : ANC
Ward 11: Mercia Ungerer : DA
Ward 12: Benjamin Fredeman Rheeder : DA
Ward 13: Vuyelwa Nathalia Matodlana : ANC
Ward 14: Timothy Ncedile Meleni : ANC
Ward 15: Mzukisi Eric Mahlathini : ANC