Makhado Local Municipality

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Makhado
Local municipality
Official seal of Makhado
Seal
Location in Limpopo
Location in Limpopo
Country South Africa
Province Limpopo
District Vhembe
Seat Louis Trichardt
Wards 38
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Mavhungu Luruli
Area
 • Total 8,300 km2 (3,200 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 516,031
 • Density 62/km2 (160/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 97.3%
 • Coloured 0.2%
 • Indian/Asian 0.4%
 • White 2.0%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Venda 68.1%
 • Tsonga 22.1%
 • Northern Sotho 2.6%
 • Afrikaans 2.2%
 • Other 5%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code LIM344

Makhado Local Municipality is located in the Vhembe District Municipality of Limpopo province, South Africa. The seat of Makhado Local Municipality is Louis Trichardt.

Main places[edit]

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population Most spoken language
Bungeni 90801 20.67 18,192 Tsonga
Davhana 90802 60.93 6,361 Venda
Dzanani 90803 650.70 75,746 Venda
Funyufunyu 90804 2.86 3,580 Venda
Hlanganani 90805 181.14 11,156 Venda
Khomanani 90806 17.45 14,337 Tsonga
Kutama 90807 150.44 24,688 Venda
Louis Trichardt 90808 21.18 11,014 Afrikaans
Madombidzha 90809 0.39 806 Venda
Madzivhandila 90810 9.77 13,051 Venda
Maelula 90811 2.80 5,652 Venda
Magadani 90812 1.59 1,875 Venda
Makushu 90814 0.69 1,207 Venda
Masakona 90815 73.39 7,033 Venda
Mashamba 90816 89.76 13,898 Venda
Mashau 90817 71.04 24,794 Venda
Masia 90818 120.31 8,689 Venda
Mkhensani 90819 12.68 16,210 Tsonga
Mudimeli 90820 1.82 3,055 Venda
Muila 90821 5.63 5,006 Northern Sotho
Mukhari 90822 24.49 20,007 Tsonga
Mulambilu 90823 2.78 3,307 Venda
Mulima 90824 288.99 17,245 Venda
Ndouvhada 90825 1.66 1,427 Venda
Nesengani 90826 7.89 12,235 Venda
Nthabalala 90827 161.96 15,665 Venda
Rabali 90828 6.20 8,701 Venda
Ramalamula 90829 36.48 5,924 Venda
Ribungwani 90830 4.93 3,071 Tsonga
Rungulani 90831 6.05 7,043 Tsonga
Sinthumule 90832 72.28 47,472 Venda
Soutpansberg 90833 18.81 7,512 Tsonga
Tiyani 90834 11.75 11,620 Tsonga
Tshikota 90835 42.88 4,099 Venda
Tshimbupfe 90836 107.89 17,538 Venda
Tshiovhe 90837 3.93 2,770 Venda
Vuwani 90838 13.58 19,770 Venda
Remainder of the municipality 90813 6,262.90 25,319 Tsonga

Elim also fall under makhado municipality

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of seventy-five members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Thirty-eight councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in thirty-eight wards, while the remaining thirty-seven 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 sixty-four 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 92,212 94,863 187,075 84.7 36 28 64
Democratic Alliance 7,256 7,178 14,434 6.5 1 4 5
Congress of the People 4,471 4,527 8,998 4.1 0 3 3
Independent 5,000 5,000 2.3 1 1
African Christian Democratic Party 1,203 1,046 2,249 1.0 0 1 1
Pan Africanist Congress 525 422 947 0.4 0 1 1
African People's Convention 177 637 814 0.4 0 0 0
Azanian People's Organisation 200 423 623 0.3 0 0 0
Ximoko Party 79 318 397 0.2 0 0 0
National Freedom Party 41 177 218 0.1 0 0 0
United Christian Democratic Party 35 113 148 0.0 0 0 0
Total 111,199 109,704 220,903 100.0 38 37 75
Spoilt votes 1,365 2,181 3,546

The independent councillor joined the Democratic Alliance (DA) in 2013, triggering a by-election in which he won back his seat. The DA thus increased their representation to six seats on the council.[7]

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: Makhado". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Makhado". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  7. ^ http://www.limpopomirror.co.za/details/01-11-2013/da_wins_first_rural_ward_in_limpopo/21986

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 23°0′S 29°45′E / 23.000°S 29.750°E / -23.000; 29.750