Dikgatlong Local Municipality

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Dikgatlong
Local municipality
Official seal of Dikgatlong
Seal
Location in the Northern Cape
Location in the Northern Cape
Coordinates: 28°15′S 24°15′E / 28.250°S 24.250°E / -28.250; 24.250Coordinates: 28°15′S 24°15′E / 28.250°S 24.250°E / -28.250; 24.250
Country South Africa
Province Northern Cape
District Frances Baard
Seat Barkly West
Wards 7
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Ruth Gopane
Area
 • Total 7,315 km2 (2,824 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 46,841
 • Density 6.4/km2 (17/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 58.5%
 • Coloured 28.5%
 • Indian/Asian 0.6%
 • White 3.6%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Tswana 52.7%
 • Afrikaans 39.2%
 • English 2.1%
 • Sotho 1.7%
 • Other 4.3%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code NC092

Dikgatlong Local Municipality is an administrative area in the Frances Baard District of the Northern Cape in South Africa. Dikgatlong is a Setswana name meaning "confluence", and refers to the place where the Harts and Vaal rivers flow into each other in Delportshoop. The name was used as early as 1700.[4]

Main places[edit]

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population
Barkly West 384013 70.6 8,258
Delportshoop 384005 66.8 4,788
Gong-Gong 384012 5.7 1,045
Holpan 384007 0.6 646
Kutlwano 384003 0.7 3,959
Longlands 384010 6.4 2,933
Mataleng 384014 2.5 11,847
Pniel Estate 384015 1.0 695
Sydney on Vaal 384009 0.6 33
Tidimalo 384006 1.0 5,558
Ulco 384004 9.9 860
Vaalbos National Park 384011 112.5 0
Vaal-Gamagara 384008 0.9 198
Windsorton 384002 50.4 2,291
Remainder 384001 6,985.2 3,727
Total 7,314.7 46,841

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of thirteen members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Seven councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in seven wards, while the remaining six 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 ten 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 9,302 9,862 19,164 73.2 7 3 10
Democratic Alliance 1,919 2,057 3,976 15.2 0 2 2
Congress of the People 1,014 1,004 2,018 7.7 0 1 1
Independent 595 595 2.3 0 0
Azanian People's Organisation 236 206 442 1.7 0 0 0
Total 13,066 13,129 26,195 100.0 7 6 13
Spoilt votes 373 311 684

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. ^ "Dikgatlong Local Municipality". Census 2011. 
  6. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: Dikgatlong". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Dikgatlong". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013.