Lepelle-Nkumpi Local Municipality

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Lepelle-Nkumpi
Local municipality
Official seal of Lepelle-Nkumpi
Seal
Location in Limpopo
Location in Limpopo
Country South Africa
Province Limpopo
District Capricorn
Seat Lebowakgomo
Wards 29
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Veronica Phaahla
Area
 • Total 3,463 km2 (1,337 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 230,350
 • Density 67/km2 (170/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 99.6%
 • Coloured 0.1%
 • Indian/Asian 0.1%
 • White 0.1%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Northern Sotho 86.9%
 • Southern Ndebele 4.6%
 • Tsonga 3.8%
 • Other 4.7%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code LIM355

Lepelle-Nkumpi Local Municipality, is located in the Capricorn District Municipality, of Limpopo province, South Africa. The seat is Lebowakgomo.

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 Mphahlele 91301 591.16 71,646 Northern Sotho
Batau Ba Seloane 91302 96.24 6,457 Northern Sotho
Ditlou Ntshong 91303 85.16 5,334 Northern Sotho
Lebowakgomo 91304 183.46 26,190 Northern Sotho
Mafefe 91306 364.67 11,312 Northern Sotho
Mathabatha 91307 0.34 444 Northern Sotho
Mokerong 91308 0.79 1,573 Northern Sotho
Ndlovu 91309 1.67 1,878 Southern Ndebele
Thabamoopo 91310 239.51 6,438 Northern Sotho
Zebediela Part 1 91311 502.15 95,107 Northern Sotho
Zebediela Part 2 91312 1.41 179 Northern Sotho
Remainder of the municipality 91305 1,388.22 1,402 Northern Sotho

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of fifty-seven members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Twenty-nine councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in twenty-nine wards, while the remaining twenty-eight 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 forty-seven 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 35,242 36,972 72,214 79.9 28 19 47
Congress of the People 2,356 3,246 5,602 6.2 0 4 4
Independent 4,193 4,193 4.6 1 1
Democratic Alliance 1,687 1,813 3,500 3.9 0 2 2
Pan Africanist Congress 876 1,530 2,406 2.7 0 1 1
African Christian Democratic Party 507 492 999 1.1 0 1 1
Azanian People's Organisation 320 592 912 1.0 0 1 1
United Independent Front 137 188 325 0.4 0 0 0
Black Consciousness Party 21 169 190 0.2 0 0 0
Total 45,339 45,002 90,341 100.0 29 28 57
Spoilt votes 938 1,317 2,255

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: Lepelle-Nkumpi". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Lepelle-Nkumpi". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 

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Coordinates: 24°15′S 29°40′E / 24.250°S 29.667°E / -24.250; 29.667