Nketoana Local Municipality

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Nketoana
Local municipality
Official seal of Nketoana
Seal
Location in the Free State
Location in the Free State
Country South Africa
Province Free State
District Thabo Mofutsanyane
Seat Reitz
Wards 9
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Mandla Mamba
Area
 • Total 5,611 km2 (2,166 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 60,324
 • Density 11/km2 (28/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 91.4%
 • Coloured 0.3%
 • Indian/Asian 0.2%
 • White 7.8%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Sotho 75.9%
 • Zulu 10.7%
 • Afrikaans 8.7%
 • Sign language 1.7%
 • Other 3%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code FS193

Nketoana Local Municipality is an administrative area in the Thabo Mofutsanyane District of the Free State in South Africa.

Main places[edit]

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population Most spoken language
Arlington 41401 5.51 222 Sotho
Cremona 41402 0.46 2,021 Sotho
Leratswana 41403 0.82 3,429 Sotho
Lindley 41404 21.07 1,621 Sotho
Mamafubedu 41405 1.38 8,121 Sotho
Ntha 41407 2.16 8,500 Sotho
Petrus Steyn 41408 9.74 1,163 Afrikaans
Petsana 41409 2.76 13,670 Sotho
Reitz 41410 6.51 1,781 Afrikaans
Remainder of the municipality 41406 5,560.92 21,423 Sotho

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of eighteen members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Nine councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in nine wards, while the remaining nine 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 fourteen 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 11,844 12,318 24,162 78.4 8 6 14
Democratic Alliance 2,035 2,024 4,059 13.2 1 1 2
Freedom Front Plus 510 419 929 3.0 0 1 1
African People's Convention 374 314 688 2.2 0 1 1
Congress of the People 144 266 410 1.3 0 0 0
Pan Africanist Congress 170 120 290 0.9 0 0 0
Independent 287 287 0.9 0 0
Total 15,364 15,461 30,825 100.0 9 9 18
Spoilt votes 348 275 623

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: Nketoana". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Nketoana". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 27°48′06″S 28°26′42″E / 27.80167°S 28.44500°E / -27.80167; 28.44500