Phokwane Local Municipality

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Phokwane
Local municipality
Official seal of Phokwane
Seal
Location in the Northern Cape
Location in the Northern Cape
Coordinates: 27°50′S 24°50′E / 27.833°S 24.833°E / -27.833; 24.833Coordinates: 27°50′S 24°50′E / 27.833°S 24.833°E / -27.833; 24.833
Country South Africa
Province Northern Cape
District Frances Baard
Seat Hartswater
Wards 9
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Vuyisile Khen
Area
 • Total 834 km2 (322 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 63,000
 • Density 76/km2 (200/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 81.9%
 • Coloured 11.0%
 • Indian/Asian 0.4%
 • White 6.3%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Tswana 66.6%
 • Afrikaans 18.9%
 • Xhosa 5.6%
 • English 3.9%
 • Other 5%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code NC094

Phokwane Local Municipality is an administrative area in the Frances Baard District of the Northern Cape in South Africa. The name means "lamb" in Setswana.[4]

Main places[edit]

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population
Banksdrif 386001 1.1 505
Ganspan 386006 1.2 2,301
Hartswater 386003 10.8 10,465
Jan Kempdorp 386005 19.1 24,220
Pampierstad 386004 10.4 21,707
Remainder 386002 791.3 3,802
Total 833.9 63,000

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 thirteen 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 11,982 12,248 24,230 69.7 8 5 13
Democratic Alliance 2,825 2,864 5,689 16.4 1 2 3
Congress of the People 1,153 1,145 2,298 6.6 0 1 1
Azanian People's Organisation 901 850 1,751 5.0 0 1 1
Freedom Front Plus 374 255 629 1.8 0 0 0
Independent 186 186 0.5 0 0
Total 17,421 17,362 34,783 100.0 9 9 18
Spoilt votes 424 409 833

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. ^ "Phokwane Local Municipality". Census 2011. 
  6. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: Phokwane". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Phokwane". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 

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