Makhuduthamaga Local Municipality

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Makhuduthamaga
Local municipality
Official seal of Makhuduthamaga
Seal
Location in Limpopo
Location in Limpopo
Coordinates: 24°45′S 29°45′E / 24.750°S 29.750°E / -24.750; 29.750Coordinates: 24°45′S 29°45′E / 24.750°S 29.750°E / -24.750; 29.750
Country South Africa
Province Limpopo
District Sekhukhune
Seat Jane Furse
Wards 31
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Alfred Matlala
Area
 • Total 2,097 km2 (810 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 274,358
 • Density 130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 99.7%
 • Coloured 0.0%
 • Indian/Asian 0.1%
 • White 0.1%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Northern Sotho 93.8%
 • Swazi 1.5%
 • Zulu 1.4%
 • Other 3.3%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code LIM473

Makhuduthamaga is a municipality in Sekhukhune District Municipality, Limpopo Province, South Africa.

The name is derived from the liberatory name given to those who supported the anti-apartheid struggle in Sekhukhuneland in the 1950s. Makhuduthamaga waged a war against the white commissioner and his assailants, Marentsara.[clarification needed]

Main places[edit]

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population Most spoken language
Kwena Madihlaba 92001 64.20 16,807 Northern Sotho
Kwena Mashabela 92002 81.55 5,261 Northern Sotho
Mampane 92003 5.13 6,257 Northern Sotho
Masemola 92004 439.21 33,403 Northern Sotho
Matlala 92005 2.28 1,481 Northern Sotho
Morwangwato 92006 309.91 17,208 Northern Sotho
Ndebele 92007 1.63 894 Northern Sotho
Pedi Mamone 92008 259.95 44,324 Northern Sotho
Phokwane 92009 249.09 41,630 Northern Sotho
Roka Phasha Phokoane 92010 95.88 8,853 Northern Sotho
SMN 92011 574.06 82,018 Northern Sotho
Tisane 92012 17.10 3,777 Northern Sotho
Vergelegen 92013 0.57 979 Northern Sotho

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of sixty-one members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Thirty-one councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in thirty-one wards, while the remaining thirty 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 fifty-one 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 43,347 46,896 90,243 81.8 31 21 52
Congress of the People 2,756 3,178 5,934 5.4 0 3 3
Independent 4,973 4,973 4.5 0 0
Azanian People's Organisation 1,349 1,369 2,718 2.5 0 2 2
Democratic Alliance 1,050 1,239 2,289 2.1 0 1 1
African People's Convention 638 590 1,228 1.1 0 1 1
Pan Africanist Congress 536 561 1,097 1.0 0 1 1
South African Maintanance and Estate Beneficiaries Associati 428 495 923 0.8 0 1 1
African Christian Democratic Party 267 302 569 0.5 0 0 0
United Democratic Movement 129 168 297 0.3 0 0 0
Total 55,473 54,798 110,271 100.0 31 30 61
Spoilt votes 1,152 1,670 2,822

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

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