Ga-Segonyana Local Municipality

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Ga-Segonyana
Local municipality
Official seal of Ga-Segonyana
Seal
Location in the Northern Cape
Location in the Northern Cape
Coordinates: 27°40′S 23°30′E / 27.667°S 23.500°E / -27.667; 23.500Coordinates: 27°40′S 23°30′E / 27.667°S 23.500°E / -27.667; 23.500
Country South Africa
Province Northern Cape
District John Taolo Gaetsewe
Seat Kuruman
Wards 13
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Victor Makoke
Area
 • Total 4,492 km2 (1,734 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 93,652
 • Density 21/km2 (54/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 87.0%
 • Coloured 7.6%
 • Indian/Asian 0.4%
 • White 4.6%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Tswana 79.2%
 • Afrikaans 12.9%
 • English 2.9%
 • Southern Ndebele 1.0%
 • Other 4%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code NC452

Ga-Segonyana Local Municipality is an administrative area in the John Taolo Gaetsewe District of the Northern Cape in South Africa.

Segonyana is the Setswana name of a spring, commonly known as Eye of Kuruman.[4]

Main places[edit]

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population
Batlharo Ba Ga Motlhware 68101 459.53 37,270
Ga Mohana 38101 2.83 3,674
Gathlose 38103 498.52 116
Kudumane 68102 198.06 14,033
Kuruman Part 1 68103 32.22 0
Kuruman Part 2 38104 93.61 9,824
Mothibistad 68104 2.93 4,626
Remainder of the municipality 38102 3,197.71 849

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of twenty-five members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Thirteen councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in thirteen wards, while the remaining twelve 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 twenty 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 18,944 19,646 38,590 76.9 11 9 20
Democratic Alliance 3,044 3,132 6,176 12.3 2 1 3
Congress of the People 1,366 1,414 2,780 5.5 0 1 1
United Christian Democratic Party 482 603 1,085 2.2 0 1 1
Independent 765 765 1.5 0 0
Freedom Front Plus 332 195 527 1.1 0 0 0
African Christian Democratic Party 142 106 248 0.5 0 0 0
Total 25,075 25,096 50,171 100.0 13 12 25
Spoilt votes 652 605 1,257

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

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