Mookgophong Local Municipality

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Mookgophong
Local municipality
Official seal of Mookgophong
Seal
Location in Limpopo
Location in Limpopo
Coordinates: 24°40′S 29°0′E / 24.667°S 29.000°E / -24.667; 29.000Coordinates: 24°40′S 29°0′E / 24.667°S 29.000°E / -24.667; 29.000
Country South Africa
Province Limpopo
District Waterberg
Seat Mookgophong
Wards 5
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Sarah Monyamane
Area
 • Total 5,689 km2 (2,197 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 35,640
 • Density 6.3/km2 (16/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 85.6%
 • Coloured 0.4%
 • Indian/Asian 0.2%
 • White 13.2%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Northern Sotho 51.0%
 • Afrikaans 13.3%
 • Tsonga 12.5%
 • Sotho 6.3%
 • Other 16.9%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code LIM364

Mookgophong Local Municipality is located in the Waterberg District Municipality of Limpopo province, South Africa. The seat of Mookgophong Local Municipality is Mookgophong.

The Municipality is named after the type of tree found in the area, Mokgopa (Cactus).[4]

Main places[edit]

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population Most spoken language
Mookgophong 91601 1.20 7,685 Northern Sotho
Naboomspruit 91603 5.87 3,626 Afrikaans
Roedtan 91604 0.46 159 Afrikaans
Remainder of the municipality 91602 4,263.18 19,280 Northern Sotho

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of ten members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Five councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in five 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 six 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 5,802 5,953 11,755 65.4 4 2 6
Democratic Alliance 1,767 1,822 3,589 20.0 1 1 2
Freedom Front Plus 850 730 1,580 8.8 0 1 1
Congress of the People 548 461 1,009 5.6 0 1 1
National Freedom Party 5 25 30 0.2 0 0 0
Total 8,972 8,991 17,963 100.0 5 5 10
Spoilt votes 165 128 293

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: Mookgophong". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Mookgophong". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 

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