Naledi Local Municipality, Free State

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Naledi
Local municipality
Official seal of Naledi
Seal
Location in the Free State
Location in the Free State
Country South Africa
Province Free State
District Xhariep
Seat Dewetsdorp
Wards 4
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Johnny Makitle
Area
 • Total 3,424 km2 (1,322 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 24,314
 • Density 7.1/km2 (18/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 92.4%
 • Coloured 1.9%
 • Indian/Asian 0.5%
 • White 4.9%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Sotho 83.7%
 • Afrikaans 7.7%
 • Xhosa 3.4%
 • English 2.3%
 • Other 2.9%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code FS164

Naledi Local Municipality is an administrative area in the Xhariep District of the Free State in South Africa. The name is a Sesotho word meaning "a star".[4]

Main places[edit]

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population
Dewetsdorp 40401 3.31 930
Morojaneng 40402 2.00 7,107
Qibing 40404 2.03 7,538
Thapelang 40405 0.39 847
Van Standensrus 40406 2.07 495
Wepener 40407 3.47 1,663
Remainder of the municipality 40403 3,410.55 8,895

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of eight members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Four councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in four wards, while the remaining four 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 5,123 5,201 10,324 75.4 4 2 6
Democratic Alliance 1,136 1,088 2,224 16.2 0 1 1
Congress of the People 329 316 645 4.7 0 1 1
African People's Convention 200 196 396 2.9 0 0 0
United Residents Front 61 43 104 0.8 0 0 0
Total 6,849 6,844 13,693 100.0 4 4 8
Spoilt votes 138 142 280

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact list: Executive Mayors". Government Communication & Information System. Retrieved 22 February 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Local Municipality". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 11 September 2013. 
  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: Naledi". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Naledi". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 

External links[edit]

+ Official website

Coordinates: 29°34′59″S 26°40′26″E / 29.58306°S 26.67389°E / -29.58306; 26.67389