Kgetlengrivier Local Municipality

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Kgetlengrivier
Local municipality
Official seal of Kgetlengrivier
Seal
Location in the North West
Location in the North West
Country South Africa
Province North West
District Bojanala Platinum
Seat Koster
Wards 6
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Willemina Moleko
Area
 • Total 3,973 km2 (1,534 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 51,049
 • Density 13/km2 (33/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 80.1%
 • Coloured 1.7%
 • Indian/Asian 0.9%
 • White 16.8%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Tswana 69.2%
 • Afrikaans 18.0%
 • English 4.4%
 • Zulu 1.5%
 • Other 6.9%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code NW374

Kgetlengrivier Local Municipality is a local municipality in Bojanala Platinum District Municipality, North West Province, South Africa.

Main places[edit]

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population Most spoken language
Borolelo 60401 0.80 4,826 Tswana
Derby 60402 1.93 1,703 Tswana
Koster 60404 5.90 2,141 Afrikaans
Nooigedacht 60405 1.39 353 Tswana
Reagile 60406 1.55 8,441 Tswana
Swartruggens 60407 7.53 1,536 Afrikaans
Remainder of the municipality 60403 3,954.06 17,487 Tswana

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of twelve members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Six councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in six wards, while the remaining six 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 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 8,308 8,385 16,693 74.9 4 5 9
Democratic Alliance 2,297 2,271 4,568 20.5 2 1 3
Congress of the People 280 250 530 2.4 0 0 0
Freedom Front Plus 176 166 342 1.5 0 0 0
African People's Convention 18 80 98 0.4 0 0 0
Independent 60 60 0.3 0 0
Total 11,139 11,152 22,291 100.0 6 6 12
Spoilt votes 258 236 494

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: Kgetlengrivier" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Kgetlengrivier" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 25°45′S 26°50′E / 25.750°S 26.833°E / -25.750; 26.833