Maluti-a-Phofung Local Municipality

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Maluti-a-Phofung
Local municipality
Official seal of Maluti-a-Phofung
Seal
Location in the Free State
Location in the Free State
Country South Africa
Province Free State
District Thabo Mofutsanyane
Seat Phuthaditjhaba
Wards 35
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Sarah Moleleki
Area
 • Total 4,338 km2 (1,675 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 335,784
 • Density 77/km2 (200/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 98.2%
 • Coloured 0.2%
 • Indian/Asian 0.2%
 • White 1.3%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Sotho 82.5%
 • Zulu 10.8%
 • Afrikaans 2.0%
 • English 1.5%
 • Other 3.2%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code FS194

Maluti-a-Phofung Local Municipality is an administrative area in the Thabo Mofutsanyane District of the Free State in South Africa. The municipality is named after the Drakensberg mountains (known as "Maluti" in Sesotho). The peak in Qwaqwa is known as the Sentinel, which is called "Phofung" in Sesotho.[4]

Main places[edit]

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population Most spoken language
42nd Hill 41501 2.81 16,077 Zulu
Bolata 41502 33.46 29,932 Sotho
Harrismith 41503 136.14 6,345 Afrikaans
Intabazwe 41504 0.82 3,685 Zulu
Kestell 41505 13.54 889 Afrikaans
Mabolela 41506 25.52 23,727 Sotho
Matsieng 41508 79.62 23,858 Sotho
Monontsha 41509 45.81 50,438 Sotho
Namahadi 41510 59.58 86,965 Sotho
Phomolong 41511 16.51 6,413 Sotho
Phuthaditjhaba 41512 38.48 53,175 Sotho
Thaba Bosiu 41513 43.64 8,131 Sotho
Thaba Tshweu 41514 109.54 8,876 Sotho
Thibela 41515 31.30 5,039 Sotho
Tlholong 41516 1.15 4,824 Sotho
Tshiame 41517 9.24 12,963 Sotho
Witsieshoek 41518 52.41 4,307 Sotho
Remainder of the municipality 41507 3,721.58 15,142 Sotho

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of sixty-nine members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Thirty-five councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in thirty-five wards, while the remaining thirty-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 fifty-two 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 67,914 68,764 136,678 75.2 35 17 52
Dikwankwetla Party 13,106 12,629 25,735 14.2 0 10 10
Democratic Alliance 5,910 5,433 11,343 6.2 0 4 4
Congress of the People 593 1,431 2,024 1.1 0 1 1
African People's Convention 390 835 1,225 0.7 0 1 1
African Christian Democratic Party 536 495 1,031 0.6 0 1 1
Freedom Front Plus 670 193 863 0.5 0 0 0
Inkatha Freedom Party 335 441 776 0.4 0 0 0
National Freedom Party 271 485 756 0.4 0 0 0
Independent 567 567 0.3 0 0
Pan Africanist Congress 122 323 445 0.2 0 0 0
United Residents Front 155 84 239 0.1 0 0 0
Total 90,569 91,113 181,682 100.0 35 34 69
Spoilt votes 2,165 1,747 3,912

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Office Of The Executive Mayor". Retrieved 18 September 2013. 
  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: Maluti A Phofung". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Maluti A Phofung". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 28°33′04″S 29°04′48″E / 28.55111°S 29.08000°E / -28.55111; 29.08000