Letsemeng Local Municipality

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Letsemeng
Local municipality
Official seal of Letsemeng
Seal
Location in the Free State
Location in the Free State
Country South Africa
Province Free State
District Xhariep
Seat Koffiefontein
Wards 6
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Thandiwe Reachable
Area
 • Total 9,829 km2 (3,795 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 38,628
 • Density 3.9/km2 (10/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 67.8%
 • Coloured 23.4%
 • Indian/Asian 0.3%
 • White 8.1%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Afrikaans 63.7%
 • Sotho 12.4%
 • Xhosa 10.8%
 • Tswana 9.7%
 • Other 3.4%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code FS161

Letsemeng Local Municipality is an administrative area in the Xhariep District of the Free State in 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
Boitumelong 40101 0.24 330 Afrikaans
Bolokanang 40102 0.92 6,343 Tswana
Diamant Hoogte 40103 0.11 1,208 Afrikaans
Ditlhake 40104 2.21 8,727 Afrikaans
Jacobsdal 40105 2.25 1,709 Afrikaans
Koffiefontein 40106 33.79 1,443 Afrikaans
Luckhoff 40108 30.38 2,388 Afrikaans
Oppermans 40109 0.26 1,167 Afrikaans
Petrusburg 40110 1.99 588 Afrikaans
Ratanang 40111 0.62 4,852 Afrikaans
Relebohile 40112 0.15 671 Afrikaans
Remainder of the municipality 40107 10,155.00 13,533 Afrikaans

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of eleven members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Six councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in six wards, while the remaining five 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 eight 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 8,282 8,473 16,755 76.4 6 2 8
Democratic Alliance 1,567 1,572 3,139 14.3 0 2 2
Congress of the People 622 610 1,232 5.6 0 1 1
Freedom Front Plus 305 203 508 2.3 0 0 0
African Christian Democratic Party 126 126 252 1.1 0 0 0
Independent 35 35 0.2 0 0
Total 10,937 10,984 21,921 100.0 6 5 11
Spoilt votes 202 142 344

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

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 29°25′11″S 25°00′19″E / 29.41972°S 25.00528°E / -29.41972; 25.00528