Nala Local Municipality
Location in the Free State
|• Type||Municipal council|
|• Mayor||Mpai Mogorosi|
|• Total||4,129 km2 (1,594 sq mi)|
|• Density||20/km2 (51/sq mi)|
|Racial makeup (2011)|
|• Black African||93.1%|
|First languages (2011)|
|Time zone||SAST (UTC+2)|
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.
|Place||Census code||Area (km2)||Population|
|Remainder of the municipality||468003||4,070.61||8,229|
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.
|African National Congress||14,912||15,205||30,117||74.1||11||7||18|
|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|
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