Ngwathe Local Municipality

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Ngwathe
Local municipality
Official seal of Ngwathe
Seal
Location in the Free State
Location in the Free State
Country South Africa
Province Free State
District Fezile Dabi
Seat Parys
Wards 20
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Moeketsi Mofhodi
Area
 • Total 7,055 km2 (2,724 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 120,520
 • Density 17/km2 (44/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 86.5%
 • Coloured 2.6%
 • Indian/Asian 0.3%
 • White 10.3%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Sotho 68.6%
 • Afrikaans 13.4%
 • Xhosa 8.5%
 • Zulu 3.4%
 • Other 6.1%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code FS203

Ngwathe Local Municipality is an administrative area in the Fezile Dabi District of the Free State in South Africa. "Ngwathe" is the Sesotho name for the Renoster River.[4]

Main places[edit]

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population Most spoken language
Edenville 41801 9.25 896 Sotho
Heilbron 41802 26.47 9,652 Sotho
Koppies 41803 114.90 967 Afrikaans
Kwakwatsi 41804 1.81 7,830 Sotho
Mokwallo 41805 1.87 8,637 Sotho
Ngwathe 41811 0.88 5,294 Sotho
Parys 41807 17.28 10,716 Afrikaans
Phiritona 41808 3.10 15,874 Sotho
Tumahole 41809 23.21 33,084 Sotho
Vredefort 41810 19.77 3,053 Sotho
Remainder of the municipality 41806 6,860.55 22,811 Sotho

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of thirty-nine members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Twenty councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in twenty wards, while the remaining nineteen 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 twenty-eight 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 26,581 26,603 53,184 71.8 18 10 28
Democratic Alliance 8,283 8,081 16,364 22.1 2 7 9
Freedom Front Plus 1,130 959 2,089 2.8 0 1 1
Congress of the People 327 971 1,298 1.8 0 1 1
Pan Africanist Congress 279 182 461 0.6 0 0 0
Belastingbetalersverening van Parys 257 87 344 0.5 0 0 0
African People's Convention 66 231 297 0.4 0 0 0
Total 36,923 37,114 74,037 100.0 20 19 39
Spoilt votes 604 436 1,040

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

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Coordinates: 26°53′43″S 27°27′32″E / 26.89528°S 27.45889°E / -26.89528; 27.45889