Mohokare Local Municipality

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Mohokare
Local municipality
Official seal of Mohokare
Seal
Location in the Free State
Location in the Free State
Country South Africa
Province Free State
District Xhariep
Seat Zastron
Wards 6
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Motshewa Julia Sehanka
Area
 • Total 8,776 km2 (3,388 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 34,146
 • Density 3.9/km2 (10/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 90.8%
 • Coloured 2.3%
 • Indian/Asian 0.3%
 • White 6.5%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Sotho 64.1%
 • Xhosa 23.5%
 • Afrikaans 8.9%
 • English 1.1%
 • Other 2.4%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code FS163

Mohokare Local Municipality is an administrative area in the Xhariep District of the Free State in South Africa. The name is a Sesotho word for Caledon River, which runs through the municipality.[4]

Main places[edit]

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population
Matlakeng 40301 1.39 9,368
Mofulatshepe 40302 1.34 4,037
Role-le-ya-Thunya 40304 1.00 5,006
Rouxville 40305 19.02 1,146
Smithfield 40306 31.22 500
Zastron 40307 21.29 1,125
Remainder of the municipality 40303 8,703.43 15,131

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of eleven members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Six councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in six wards, while the remaining five 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 nine 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 8,016 8,110 16,126 80.7 6 3 9
Democratic Alliance 1,322 1,293 2,615 13.1 0 2 2
Congress of the People 305 285 590 3.0 0 0 0
Pan Africanist Congress 171 156 327 1.6 0 0 0
Freedom Front Plus 121 129 250 1.3 0 0 0
United Residents Front 37 15 52 0.3 0 0 0
Independent 19 19 0.1 0 0
Total 9,991 9,988 19,979 100.0 6 5 11
Spoilt votes 175 135 310

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. ^ Lookup Tables - Statistics South Africa
  6. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: Mohokare". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Mohokare". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 

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Coordinates: 30°17′57″S 27°05′36″E / 30.29917°S 27.09333°E / -30.29917; 27.09333