Moretele Local Municipality

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Moretele
Local municipality
Official seal of Moretele
Seal
Location in the North West
Location in the North West
Country South Africa
Province North West
District Bojanala Platinum
Seat Makapanstad
Wards 28
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Stevens Abram Kutumela
Area
 • Total 1,379 km2 (532 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 186,947
 • Density 140/km2 (350/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 99.4%
 • Coloured 0.2%
 • Indian/Asian 0.1%
 • White 0.2%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Tswana 51.7%
 • Tsonga 18.4%
 • Northern Sotho 13.9%
 • Zulu 3.5%
 • Other 12.5%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code NW371

Moretele is a local municipality in Bojanala Platinum District Municipality, North West Province, South Africa. Population: 180,000.

Main places[edit]

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population Most spoken language
Agisaneng 60101 9.42 120 Northern Sotho
Amandebele A Lebelo 60102 4.99 154 English
Bahwaduba 60103 180.68 32,023 Tswana
Bakgatla Ba Ga Mosetlha 60104 459.19 45,114 Tswana
Bakgatla Ba Mmakau 60105 109.41 1,111 Tswana
Bakgatla Ba Mphe Batho 60106 45.81 24,329 Tswana
Baphuthing Ba Ga Nawa 60107 228.03 11,024 Tswana
Diphala 60108 0.61 820 Tswana
Jonathan 60109 4.11 114 Zulu
Kopanong 60110 84.98 28,839 Tsonga
Modimole Magogelo 60111 104.32 11,365 Tswana
Mogogelo 60112 26.02 10,500 Tsonga
Moretele 60113 30.44 4,933 Northern Sotho
Temba 60114 2.19 5,310 Tsonga
Thulwe 60115 15.15 465 Tsonga
Tsoga o Itirele 60116 64.32 1,687 Zulu

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of fifty-five members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Twenty-eight councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in twenty-eight wards, while the remaining twenty-seven 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 forty-six 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 41,346 42,196 83,542 83.3 27 19 46
Democratic Alliance 3,165 2,953 6,118 6.1 0 3 3
National Freedom Party 1,966 1,983 3,949 3.9 1 1 2
African People's Convention 1,853 1,478 3,331 3.3 0 2 2
Pan Africanist Congress 546 354 900 0.9 0 1 1
Congress of the People 291 607 898 0.9 0 1 1
African Christian Democratic Party 383 276 659 0.7 0 0 0
United Christian Democratic Party 196 274 470 0.5 0 0 0
Movement Democratic Party 232 72 304 0.3 0 0 0
Independent 170 170 0.2 0 0
Total 50,148 50,193 100,341 100.0 28 27 55
Spoilt votes 969 853 1,822

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

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 25°10′S 28°5′E / 25.167°S 28.083°E / -25.167; 28.083