Joe Morolong Local Municipality

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Joe Morolong
Local municipality
Official seal of Joe Morolong
Seal
Location in the Northern Cape
Location in the Northern Cape
Coordinates: 27°S 23°E / 27°S 23°E / -27; 23Coordinates: 27°S 23°E / 27°S 23°E / -27; 23
Country South Africa
Province Northern Cape
District John Taolo Gaetsewe
Seat Mothibistad
Wards 15
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Tifo Loveras Seikaneng
Area
 • Total 20,172 km2 (7,788 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 89,530
 • Density 4.4/km2 (11/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 96.4%
 • Coloured 2.0%
 • Indian/Asian 0.3%
 • White 1.2%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Tswana 90.7%
 • Afrikaans 3.6%
 • English 1.9%
 • Other 3.8%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code NC451

Joe Morolong Local Municipality (formerly Moshaweng Local Municipality) is an administrative area in the John Taolo Gaetsewe District of the Northern Cape in South Africa.

Moshaweng is a Setswana name for "place of sand".[4]

Main places[edit]

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population Most spoken language
Batlhaping Ba Ga Jantjie 62101 0.73 48 Tswana
Batlhaping Ba Ga Sehunelo 62102 737.16 3,305 Tswana
Batlharo Ba Ga Motlhware 62103 2,647.09 27,063 Tswana
Batlharo Ba Ga Phadima 62104 451.26 6,531 Tswana
Batlharo Ba Lotlhware 62105 169.22 1,050 Tswana
Blackrock 39501 17.11 1,002 Afrikaans
Hotazel 39502 29.92 1,232 Tswana
Kalahari 39503 10,651.43 3,166 Tswana
Kudumane 62106 2,024.22 46,111 Tswana
Van Zylsrus 39504 0.90 848 Tswana

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of twenty-nine members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Fifteen councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in fifteen wards, while the remaining fourteen 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-three 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 20,841 21,798 42,639 78.2 15 8 23
Congress of the People 2,212 2,157 4,369 8.0 0 3 3
United Christian Democratic Party 1,600 1,586 3,186 5.8 0 2 2
Democratic Alliance 1,138 1,316 2,454 4.5 0 1 1
Independent 1,400 1,400 2.6 0 0
African People's Convention 207 304 511 0.9 0 0 0
Total 27,398 27,161 54,559 100.0 15 14 29
Spoilt votes 1,004 1,157 2,161

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: Joe Morolong". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Joe Morolong". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 

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