Mafube Local Municipality

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Mafube
Local municipality
Official seal of Mafube
Seal
Location in the Free State
Location in the Free State
Country South Africa
Province Free State
District Fezile Dabi
Seat Frankfort
Wards 9
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Madala Lewis Ntombela
Area
 • Total 3,971 km2 (1,533 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 57,876
 • Density 15/km2 (38/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 91.9%
 • Coloured 0.6%
 • Indian/Asian 0.3%
 • White 7.0%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Sotho 64.4%
 • Zulu 20.9%
 • Afrikaans 8.3%
 • Xhosa 1.7%
 • Other 4.7%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code FS205

Mafube Local Municipality is an administrative area in the Fezile Dabi District of the Free State in South Africa. The name is a Sesotho word meaning "dawning of the new day".[4]

Main places[edit]

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population Most spoken language
Cornelia 42001 1.95 1,502 Sotho
Frankfort 42002 32.64 1,900 Afrikaans
Mafahlaneng 42003 145.68 5,367 Sotho
Namahadi 42005 4.28 19,413 Sotho
Ntshwanatsatsi 42006 0.36 1,867 Sotho
Qalabotjha 42007 1.95 17,244 Sotho
Villiers 42008 24.27 984 Afrikaans
Remainder of the municipality 42004 4,371.52 9,363 Sotho

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of seventeen members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Nine councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in nine wards, while the remaining 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 twelve 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 11,995 12,294 24,289 72.3 8 4 12
Democratic Alliance 2,582 2,439 5,021 15.0 1 2 3
Congress of the People 1,647 1,589 3,236 9.6 0 2 2
Freedom Front Plus 305 317 622 1.9 0 0 0
Pan Africanist Congress 176 93 269 0.8 0 0 0
African Christian Democratic Party 68 68 136 0.4 0 0 0
Total 16,773 16,800 33,573 100.0 9 8 17
Spoilt votes 281 261 542

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

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 27°17′S 28°31′E / 27.283°S 28.517°E / -27.283; 28.517