Kgatelopele Local Municipality

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Kgatelopele
Local municipality
Official seal of Kgatelopele
Seal
Location in the Northern Cape
Location in the Northern Cape
Coordinates: 28°15′S 23°40′E / 28.250°S 23.667°E / -28.250; 23.667Coordinates: 28°15′S 23°40′E / 28.250°S 23.667°E / -28.250; 23.667
Country South Africa
Province Northern Cape
District ZF Mgcawu
Seat Daniëlskuil
Wards 4
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Bernado Maseng
Area
 • Total 2,478 km2 (957 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 18,687
 • Density 7.5/km2 (20/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 49.9%
 • Coloured 38.9%
 • Indian/Asian 0.7%
 • White 9.8%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Afrikaans 58.3%
 • Tswana 32.7%
 • English 2.9%
 • Xhosa 1.6%
 • Other 4.5%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code NC086

Kgatelopele Local Municipality is an administrative area in the ZF Mgcawu District Municipality of the Northern Cape in South Africa. Kgatelopele is a Setswana name that means "progress".[4]

Main places[edit]

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population
Danielskuil 32001 22.12 6,730
Five Mission 32002 1.70 350
Lime Acres 32004 755.53 3,723
Tlhakalatlou 32005 0.47 3,337
Remainder of the municipality 32003 2,870.45 1,305

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of eight members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Four councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in four wards, while the remaining 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 five 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 3,540 3,576 7,116 67.2 4 1 5
Democratic Alliance 1,166 1,163 2,329 22.0 0 2 2
Congress of the People 459 445 904 8.5 0 1 1
Azanian People's Organisation 92 91 183 1.7 0 0 0
African Christian Democratic Party 35 30 65 0.6 0 0 0
Total 5,292 5,305 10,597 100.0 4 4 8
Spoilt votes 78 68 146

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

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