Nala Local Municipality

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Nala
Local municipality
Official seal of Nala
Seal
Location in the Free State
Location in the Free State
Country South Africa
Province Free State
District Lejweleputswa
Seat Bothaville
Wards 12
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Mpai Mogorosi
Area
 • Total 4,129 km2 (1,594 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 81,220
 • Density 20/km2 (51/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 93.1%
 • Coloured 0.6%
 • Indian/Asian 0.3%
 • White 5.8%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Sotho 73.3%
 • Xhosa 8.7%
 • Afrikaans 7.3%
 • Tswana 3.9%
 • Other 6.8%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code FS185

Nala Local Municipality is an administrative area in the Lejweleputswa District of the Free State in South Africa. The name is Sesotho for "affluence or plenty". It is derived from the maize belt and economic prosperity of the area.[4]

Main places[edit]

The 2011 census divided the municipality into the following main places:[5]

Place Census code Area (km2) Population
Balkfontein 468004 1.12 154
Bothaville 468001 33.26 4,152
Kgotsong 468002 9.74 41,878
Monyakeng 468005 3.80 25,392
Wesselsbron 468006 10.26 1,415
Remainder of the municipality 468003 4,070.61 8,229

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of twenty-four members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Twelve councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in twelve wards, while the remaining twelve 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 eighteen 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 14,912 15,205 30,117 74.1 11 7 18
Democratic Alliance 2,744 2,700 5,444 13.4 1 2 3
Congress of the People 1,743 1,723 3,466 8.5 0 2 2
Freedom Front Plus 529 446 975 2.4 0 1 1
Pan Africanist Congress 141 115 256 0.6 0 0 0
United Democratic Movement 107 102 209 0.5 0 0 0
African Christian Democratic Party 112 92 204 0.5 0 0 0
Total 20,288 20,383 40,671 100.0 12 12 24
Spoilt votes 398 304 702

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

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Coordinates: 27°23′14″S 26°37′05″E / 27.38722°S 26.61806°E / -27.38722; 26.61806