Greater Tzaneen Local Municipality

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Greater Tzaneen
Local municipality
Official seal of Greater Tzaneen
Seal
Location in Limpopo
Location in Limpopo
Country South Africa
Province Limpopo
District Mopani
Seat Tzaneen
Wards 34
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Dikeledi Mmetle
Area
 • Total 3,243 km2 (1,252 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 390,095
 • Density 120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 96.4%
 • Coloured 0.2%
 • Indian/Asian 0.4%
 • White 3.0%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Northern Sotho 46.2%
 • Tsonga 40.9%
 • Sotho 4.3%
 • Afrikaans 2.6%
 • Other 6%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code LIM333

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

Main places[edit]

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population Most spoken language
Bakgaga Ba Maake 90301 14.37 12,651 Northern Sotho
Bakgage 90302 14.54 14,923 Northern Sotho
Bankuna 90303 448.79 151,014 Tsonga
Batlhabine Ba Magoboya 90304 65.26 17,883 Northern Sotho
Dwarsfontein 90305 0.45 983 Northern Sotho
Haenertsburg 90307 1.04 481 English
Letsitele 90308 1.16 310 Afrikaans
Modjadji 90309 315.69 84,386 Northern Sotho
Nwa' Mitwa 90310 165.78 36,344 Tsonga
Nyavana 90311 44.36 8,783 Tsonga
Tzaneen 90312 18.80 6,959 Afrikaans
Remainder of the municipality 90306 2,149.54 40,856 Northern Sotho

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of sixty-eight members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Thirty-four councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in thirty-four wards, while the remaining thirty-four 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-nine 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 69,809 73,699 143,508 83.7 32 27 59
Democratic Alliance 6,036 6,382 12,418 7.2 2 3 5
Independent 5,415 5,415 3.2 0 0
Congress of the People 1,660 2,140 3,800 2.2 0 2 2
African People's Convention 726 1,106 1,832 1.1 0 1 1
African Christian Democratic Party 414 733 1,147 0.7 0 1 1
Future Democratic Party 439 447 886 0.5 0 0 0
Azanian People's Organisation 251 331 582 0.3 0 0 0
Pan Africanist Congress 189 339 528 0.3 0 0 0
Freedom Front Plus 297 189 486 0.3 0 0 0
United Democratic Movement 241 189 430 0.3 0 0 0
United Christian Democratic Party 184 135 319 0.2 0 0 0
Ximoko Party 14 188 202 0.1 0 0 0
Total 85,675 85,878 171,553 100.0 34 34 68
Spoilt votes 1,029 1,266 2,295

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 Tzaneen". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Greater Tzaneen". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 

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Coordinates: 23°50′S 30°15′E / 23.833°S 30.250°E / -23.833; 30.250