Magareng Local Municipality

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Magareng
Local municipality
Official seal of Magareng
Seal
Location in the Northern Cape
Location in the Northern Cape
Coordinates: 28°10′S 24°50′E / 28.167°S 24.833°E / -28.167; 24.833Coordinates: 28°10′S 24°50′E / 28.167°S 24.833°E / -28.167; 24.833
Country South Africa
Province Northern Cape
District Frances Baard
Seat Warrenton
Wards 5
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Gladys Makena
Area
 • Total 1,542 km2 (595 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 24,204
 • Density 16/km2 (41/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 80.0%
 • Coloured 13.9%
 • Indian/Asian 0.7%
 • White 5.1%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Tswana 67.2%
 • Afrikaans 21.2%
 • Xhosa 3.6%
 • Sotho 2.2%
 • Other 5.8%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code NC093

Magareng Local Municipality is an administrative area in the Frances Baard District of the Northern Cape in South Africa.

Magareng is a Setswana name meaning "in the middle". The name reflects the geographic location of the municipality in relation to other areas.[4]

Main places[edit]

The 2011 census divided the municipality into the following main places:[5]

Place Code Area (km2) Population
Ikutseng 385001 4.9 16,683
Warrenton 385002 26.8 5,905
Remainder of the municipality 385003 1,510.0 1,616
Total 1,541.7 24,204

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of nine members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Five councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in five 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 six 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 5,173 5,439 10,612 72.2 4 2 6
Democratic Alliance 1,318 1,302 2,620 17.8 1 1 2
Congress of the People 628 616 1,244 8.5 0 1 1
Independent 218 218 1.5 0 0
Total 7,337 7,357 14,694 100.0 5 4 9
Spoilt votes 194 156 350

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. ^ "Magareng Local Municipality". Census 2011. 
  6. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: Magareng". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Magareng". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 

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