Maquassi Hills Local Municipality

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Maquassi Hills
Local municipality
Official seal of Maquassi Hills
Seal
Location in the North West
Location in the North West
Coordinates: 27°15′S 26°0′E / 27.250°S 26.000°E / -27.250; 26.000Coordinates: 27°15′S 26°0′E / 27.250°S 26.000°E / -27.250; 26.000
Country South Africa
Province North West
District Dr Kenneth Kaunda
Seat Wolmaransstad
Wards 11
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Zandisile Mweli
Area
 • Total 4,643 km2 (1,793 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 77,794
 • Density 17/km2 (43/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 88.7%
 • Coloured 2.3%
 • Indian/Asian 0.4%
 • White 8.2%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Tswana 72.5%
 • Afrikaans 10.7%
 • Sotho 6.6%
 • Xhosa 4.1%
 • Other 6.1%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code NW404

Maquassi Hills Local Municipality is a local municipality in Dr Kenneth Kaunda District Municipality, North West Province, South Africa.

Main places[edit]

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population Most spoken language
Kareeboom 62001 5.34 66 Tswana
Kgakala 62002 1.64 9,961 Tswana
Lebaleng 62003 0.98 8,417 Tswana
Leeudoringstad 62004 2.69 1,492 Afrikaans
Makwassie 62005 7.28 3,486 Tswana
Rulaganyang 62007 0.37 1,269 Tswana
Tswelelang 62008 2.29 20,101 Tswana
Witpoort 62009 17.78 374 Afrikaans
Wolmaransstad 62010 7.13 2,607 Afrikaans
Remainder of the municipality 62006 4,598.81 20,662 Tswana

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of twenty-one members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Eleven are elected by first-past-the-post voting in eleven wards, while the remaining ten 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 seventeen seats on the council.

The following table shows the results of the 2011 election.[5][6]

Party Votes Seats
Ward List Total  % Ward List Total
African National Congress 14,880 15,410 30,290 78.1 10 7 17
Democratic Alliance 2,904 2,883 5,787 14.9 1 2 3
Congress of the People 462 444 906 2.3 0 1 1
Independent 747 747 1.9 0 0
Lebaleng Communist Party 226 343 569 1.5 0 0 0
Independent Civic Organisation 253 225 478 1.2 0 0 0
Total 19,472 19,305 38,777 100.0 11 10 21
Spoilt votes 558 745 1,303

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: Maquassi Hills" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Maquassi Hills" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013.