Greater Tubatse Local Municipality

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Greater Tubatse
Local municipality
Official seal of Greater Tubatse
Seal
Location in Limpopo
Location in Limpopo
Coordinates: 24°40′S 30°20′E / 24.667°S 30.333°E / -24.667; 30.333Coordinates: 24°40′S 30°20′E / 24.667°S 30.333°E / -24.667; 30.333
Country South Africa
Province Limpopo
District Sekhukhune
Seat Burgersfort
Wards 31
Government[2]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Ralepane Mammekwa[1]
Area
 • Total 4,602 km2 (1,777 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 335,676
 • Density 73/km2 (190/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[3]
 • Black African 98.3%
 • Coloured 0.2%
 • Indian/Asian 0.2%
 • White 1.3%
First languages (2011)[4]
 • Northern Sotho 88.1%
 • Swazi 2.6%
 • Zulu 1.7%
 • Afrikaans 1.5%
 • Other 6.1%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code LIM475

Greater Tubatse Local Municipality is located in the Sekhukhune District Municipality of Limpopo province, South Africa.

Main places[edit]

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population Most spoken language
Babina Naare Ba Kgoete 98501 323.41 354 Northern Sotho
Badimong 88501 181.27 10,653 Northern Sotho
Burgersfort 88502 23.67 1,578 Northern Sotho
Doornbosch Mine 88503 0.27 406 Swazi
Lavino Chrome Mine 88505 1.05 87 Afrikaans
Magnetite Mine 88506 1.66 30 Northern Sotho
Marota 98502 61.47 0 -
Matlala a Dinkwanyane 98503 44.07 24 Northern Sotho
Monganeng 88507 95.74 1,048 Northern Sotho
Montrose Mine 88508 1.12 225 Afrikaans
Motodi 98504 0.56 467 Northern Sotho
Naphuno 98505 46.42 0 -
Ohrigstad 88509 8.76 202 Northern Sotho
Penge 98506 6.52 1,257 Northern Sotho
SD 98507 871.71 87,790 Northern Sotho
Sealane 98508 4.06 939 Northern Sotho
Sekhukhuneland 98509 891.98 142,126 Northern Sotho
Soe 88510 59.23 13,931 Northern Sotho
Steelpoort 88511 8.83 1,101 Northern Sotho
Winterveld Mine 88512 1.35 1,076 Northern Sotho
Remainder of the municipality 88504 1,954.82 6,855 Northern Sotho

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of sixty-two members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Thirty-one councillors 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 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 41,389 45,052 86,441 77.8 29 21 50
Independent 6,308 6,308 5.7 2 2
Democratic Alliance 2,859 2,949 5,808 5.2 0 3 3
Congress of the People 2,464 3,154 5,618 5.1 0 3 3
Pan Africanist Congress 1,783 1,779 3,562 3.2 0 2 2
African People's Convention 612 693 1,305 1.2 0 1 1
United Democratic Movement 231 772 1,003 0.9 0 1 1
Azanian People's Organisation 317 563 880 0.8 0 0 0
South African Maintanance and Estate Beneficiaries Associati 19 107 126 0.1 0 0 0
Total 55,982 55,069 111,051 100.0 31 31 62
Spoilt votes 1,175 2,186 3,361

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://enca.com/anc-replaces-axed-limpopo-mayors
  2. ^ "Contact list: Executive Mayors". Government Communication & Information System. Retrieved 22 February 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Table: Census 2011 by district council, gender, age in 5 year groups and population group". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 6 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "Table: Census 2011 by district council, gender, language and population group". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 6 November 2012. 
  5. ^ Lookup Tables - Statistics South Africa
  6. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: Greater Tubatse". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Greater Tubatse". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 

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