Bela-Bela Local Municipality

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Bela-Bela
Local municipality
Official seal of Bela-Bela
Seal
Location in Limpopo
Location in Limpopo
Coordinates: 24°55′S 28°15′E / 24.917°S 28.250°E / -24.917; 28.250Coordinates: 24°55′S 28°15′E / 24.917°S 28.250°E / -24.917; 28.250
Country South Africa
Province Limpopo
District Waterberg
Seat Bela-Bela
Wards 9
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Sello Freddy Hlungwane
Area
 • Total 3,406 km2 (1,315 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 66,500
 • Density 20/km2 (51/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 84.8%
 • Coloured 1.5%
 • Indian/Asian 0.6%
 • White 12.9%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Northern Sotho 38.4%
 • Tswana 16.7%
 • Afrikaans 13.5%
 • Tsonga 10.6%
 • Other 20.8%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code LIM366

Bela-Bela Local Municipality is located in the Waterberg District Municipality of Limpopo province, South Africa. The seat of Bela-Bela Local Municipality is Bela-Bela.

"Bela" is a Sesotho word meaning "to boil", referring to the hot water springs found in the area.[4]

Main places[edit]

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population
Bela-Bela 981003 23.29 45,001
Bela-Bela NU 981002 3,373.73 13,616
Pienaarsrivier 981009 2.06 1,897
Rapotokwane 981007 2.17 2,787
Rust De Winter 981008 0.38 105
Settlers 981005 1.17 819
Vingerkraal 981001 1.14 827
Welgegund Village 981006 1.94 1,448

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of seventeen members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Nine councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in nine wards, while the remaining eight 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 twelve 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 10,610 11,816 22,426 69.4 7 5 12
Democratic Alliance 3,668 3,759 7,427 23.0 1 3 4
Independent 1,941 1,941 6.0 1 1
Congress of the People 185 185 0.6 0 0
Pan Africanist Congress 51 130 181 0.5 0 0 0
African Christian Democratic Party 81 82 163 0.5 0 0 0
Total 16,536 15,787 32,323 100.0 9 8 17
Spoilt votes 331 823 1,154

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: Bela-Bela". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Bela-Bela". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 

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