Bushbuckridge Local Municipality

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Bushbuckridge
Local municipality
Official seal of Bushbuckridge
Seal
Location in Mpumalanga
Location in Mpumalanga
Coordinates: 24°45′S 31°10′E / 24.750°S 31.167°E / -24.750; 31.167Coordinates: 24°45′S 31°10′E / 24.750°S 31.167°E / -24.750; 31.167
Country South Africa
Province Mpumalanga
District Ehlanzeni
Seat Bushbuckridge
Wards 37
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Renias Khumalo (ANC)
Area
 • Total 10,250 km2 (3,960 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 541,248
 • Density 53/km2 (140/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 99.5%
 • Coloured 0.1%
 • Indian/Asian 0.1%
 • White 0.2%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Tsonga 56.9%
 • Northern Sotho 24.5%
 • Swazi 7.8%
 • Sotho 5.4%
 • Other 5.4%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code MP325

Bushbuckridge Local Municipality is an administrative area in the Ehlanzeni District of Mpumalanga in South Africa. The name of the municipality is derived from the fact that the area was inhabited by many bushbuck long time ago.[4]

Main places[edit]

The 2001 census divided the municipality into the following main places:[5]

Place Code Area (km2) Population Most spoken language
Amashangana 98601 584.12 106,877 Tsonga, Zulu
Bushbuckridge 98602 72.65 1,726 Northern Sotho, Zulu
College View 98603 1.78 1,927 Sotho
Hoxane 98604 53.19 39,617 Tsonga
Hoxani 98605 93.05 14,341 Tsonga
Jongilanga 98606 256.87 50,128 Tsonga
Malele 98607 16.08 11,637 Northern Sotho
Manyeleti 98608 185.69 114 Tsonga
Mapulaneng 98609 35.25 12 Northern Sotho
Mathibela 98610 111.46 57,416 Swazi
Mnisi 98611 461.03 66,659 Tsonga
Moletele 98612 51.29 22,527 Northern Sotho
Moreipuso 98613 84.43 28,322 Northern Sotho
Sabiesand Game Reserve 98614 4.70 134 English
Setlhare 98615 168.93 44,000 Northern Sotho
Thabakgolo 98616 100.14 53,624 Northern Sotho
Remainder of the municipality 88601 315.93 641 Northern Sotho

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of seventy-four members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Thirty-seven councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in thirty-seven wards, while the remaining thirty-seven 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 fifty-five 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 81,338 87,006 168,344 74.4 35 20 55
Bushbuckridge Residents Association 11,103 11,153 22,256 9.8 1 6 7
Congress of the People 4,776 4,556 9,332 4.1 0 3 3
African People's Convention 4,201 4,186 8,387 3.7 0 3 3
Democratic Alliance 4,444 3,887 8,331 3.7 0 3 3
Independent 4,010 4,010 1.8 1 1
Pan Africanist Congress 1,800 1,020 2,820 1.3 0 1 1
African Christian Democratic Party 843 839 1,682 0.7 0 1 1
United Democratic Movement 366 441 807 0.4 0 0 0
Ximoko Party 36 156 192 0.1 0 0 0
Total 112,917 113,244 226,161 100.0 37 37 74
Spoilt votes 2,228 2,872 5,100

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

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