Aganang Local Municipality

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Aganang
Local municipality
Official seal of Aganang
Seal
Location in Limpopo
Location in Limpopo
Coordinates: 23°40′S 29°5′E / 23.667°S 29.083°E / -23.667; 29.083Coordinates: 23°40′S 29°5′E / 23.667°S 29.083°E / -23.667; 29.083
Country South Africa
Province Limpopo
District Capricorn
Seat Koloti
Wards 19
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Maria Mokobodi
Area
 • Total 1,881 km2 (726 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 131,164
 • Density 70/km2 (180/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 99.6%
 • Coloured 0.1%
 • Indian/Asian 0.1%
 • White 0.1%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Northern Sotho 89.5%
 • Southern Ndebele 5.1%
 • Tsonga 2.6%
 • Other 2.8%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code LIM352

Aganang Local Municipality, is located in the Capricorn District Municipality, of Limpopo province, South Africa.

Aganang is a Setswana name that means "building together".[4]

Main places[edit]

The 2011 census divided the municipality into the following main places:[5]

Place Code Area (km2) Population Most spoken language
Aganang 970002 1,683 1,678 Northern Sotho
Maraba 970074 1.63 1,626 Northern Sotho
Matlala 970043 2.35 2,031 Northern Sotho
Moletji 970024 7.08 5,740 Northern Sotho
Seshego 974043 28.08 83,863 Northern Sotho

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of thirty-seven members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Nineteen councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in nineteen wards, while the remaining eighteen 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 African National Congress (ANC) won a majority of thirty-two seats on the council. The following table shows the results of the election.[6][7]

Party Votes Seats
Ward List Total  % Ward List Total
African National Congress 26,294 26,599 52,893 86.0 19 13 32
Congress of the People 1,339 1,230 2,569 4.2 0 2 2
Democratic Alliance 920 936 1,856 3.0 0 1 1
African Christian Democratic Party 610 541 1,151 1.9 0 1 1
United Democratic Movement 569 525 1,094 1.8 0 1 1
Azanian People's Organisation 524 349 873 1.4 0 0 0
Pan Africanist Congress 252 175 427 0.7 0 0 0
National Freedom Party 173 203 376 0.6 0 0 0
African People's Convention 17 238 255 0.4 0 0 0
Total 30,698 30,796 61,494 100.0 19 18 37
Spoilt votes 594 502 1,096

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact list: Executive Mayors". Government Communication & Information System. Retrieved 22 February 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Table: Census 2011 by district council, gender, age in 5 year groups and population group". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 6 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "Table: Census 2011 by district council, gender, language and population group". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 6 November 2012. 
  4. ^ South African Languages - Place names
  5. ^ Lookup Tables - Statistics South Africa
  6. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: Aganang". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Aganang". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 

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