Dr JS Moroka Local Municipality

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Dr JS Moroka
Local municipality
Official seal of Dr JS Moroka
Seal
Location in Mpumalanga
Location in Mpumalanga
Country South Africa
Province Mpumalanga
District Nkangala
Seat Siyabuswa
Wards 31
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Grace Tinny Mthimunye
Area
 • Total 1,416 km2 (547 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 249,705
 • Density 180/km2 (460/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 99.4%
 • Coloured 0.1%
 • Indian/Asian 0.3%
 • White 0.1%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Southern Ndebele 36.2%
 • Northern Sotho 30.7%
 • Tswana 17.3%
 • Tsonga 5.0%
 • Other 10.8%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code MP316

Dr JS Moroka Local Municipality is located in the Nkangala District Municipality of Mpumalanga province, South Africa. The seat of Dr JS Moroka Local Municipality is Siyabuswa.

Main places[edit]

The 2001 census divided the municipality into the following main places:[4]

Place Code Area (km2) Population Most spoken language
Dr JS Moroka 81301 186.37 185 Northern Sotho
Kameelpoort 81302 0.93 1,639 Northern Sotho
Mbibana 81303 16.73 6,098 Northern Sotho
Mdutjana 81304 260.44 84,756 Southern Ndebele
Moretele 81305 915.02 112,330 Tswana
Moutse 2 81306 4.40 0 -
Siyabuswa 81307 13.56 26,273 Southern Ndebele
Toitskraal 81308 0.47 207 Southern Ndebele
Vaalbank 81309 3.85 11,818 Northern Sotho

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of sixty-two members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Thirty-one are elected by first-past-the-post voting in thirty-one wards, while the remaining thirty-one 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-two seats on the council.

The following table shows the results of the 2011 election.[5][6]

Party Votes Seats
Ward List Total  % Ward List Total
African National Congress 47,725 50,159 97,884 80.3 31 21 52
Democratic Alliance 4,247 4,307 8,554 7.0 0 4 4
Independent 4,335 4,335 3.6 0 0
National Freedom Party 1,211 1,076 2,287 1.9 0 1 1
Ikusasa Lesizwe Independent Movement 443 1,319 1,762 1.4 0 1 1
Pan Africanist Congress 889 762 1,651 1.3 0 1 1
Congress of the People 639 909 1,548 1.3 0 1 1
Sindawonye Progressive Party 583 810 1,393 1.1 0 1 1
African People's Convention 428 869 1,297 1.1 0 1 1
African Christian Democratic Party 423 403 826 0.7 0 0 0
Movement Democratic Party 245 116 361 0.3 0 0 0
Total 61,168 60,730 121,898 100.0 31 31 62
Spoilt votes 1,195 1,911 3,106

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. ^ Lookup Tables - Statistics South Africa
  5. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: Dr JS Moroka". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Dr JS Moroka". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 

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Coordinates: 25°5′S 28°50′E / 25.083°S 28.833°E / -25.083; 28.833