Greater Giyani Local Municipality

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Greater Giyani
Local municipality
Official seal of Greater Giyani
Seal
Location in Limpopo
Location in Limpopo
Country South Africa
Province Limpopo
District Mopani
Seat Giyani
Wards 30
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Ngenisile Tekile
Area
 • Total 4,172 km2 (1,611 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 244,217
 • Density 59/km2 (150/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 99.5%
 • Coloured 0.1%
 • Indian/Asian 0.3%
 • White 0.1%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Tsonga 90.8%
 • Northern Sotho 3.8%
 • Sotho 2.6%
 • Other 2.8%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code LIM331

Greater Giyani Local Municipality is located in the Mopani District Municipality of Limpopo province, South Africa. The seat of Greater Giyani Local Municipality is Giyani.

Main places[edit]

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population Most spoken language
Giyani Part 2 90111 21.53 32,673 Tsonga
Giyani Part 3 90112 0.24 415 Tsonga
Hlaneki 90102 365.04 23,402 Tsonga
Mabunda 90103 1.63 3,861 Tsonga
Makhuva 90104 131.90 3,615 Tsonga
Modjadji 90105 4.03 4,373 Tsonga
Msengi 90106 87.74 8,279 Tsonga
Ndengeza 90107 82.98 10,751 Tsonga
Nkuri 90108 5.35 7,052 Tsonga
Nkomo 90109 3.92 4,029 Tsonga
Shiviti 90110 815.97 39,610 Tsonga
Remainder of the municipality (Giyani Part 1) 90101 1,444.47 99,343 Tsonga

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of sixty members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Thirty councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in thirty wards, while the remaining thirty 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 seats on the council. The following table shows the results of the election.[5][6]

Party Votes Seats
Ward List Total  % Ward List Total
African National Congress 47,462 50,543 98,005 81.0 27 23 50
Independent 7,304 7,304 6.0 3 3
Ximoko Party 1,145 4,561 5,706 4.7 0 3 3
Democratic Alliance 1,508 1,853 3,361 2.8 0 2 2
United Democratic Movement 382 1,552 1,934 1.6 0 1 1
Congress of the People 1,650 1,650 1.4 0 - 0
African Christian Democratic Party 675 762 1,437 1.2 0 1 1
African People's Convention 196 529 725 0.6 0 0 0
African Democratic Change 326 300 626 0.5 0 0 0
National Freedom Party 24 270 294 0.2 0 0 0
Total 60,672 60,370 121,042 100.0 30 30 60
Spoilt votes 849 1,288 2,137

South African general election, 2014[edit]

Results of the National Assembly election of 2014 for Greater Giyani Local Municipality:[7]

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: Greater Giyani". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Greater Giyani". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  7. ^ [1]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 23°25′S 30°45′E / 23.417°S 30.750°E / -23.417; 30.750