Phumelela Local Municipality

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Phumelela
Local municipality
Official seal of Phumelela
Seal
Location in the Free State
Location in the Free State
Country South Africa
Province Free State
District Thabo Mofutsanyane
Seat Vrede
Wards 8
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Tlokotsi John Motaung
Area
 • Total 8,183 km2 (3,159 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 47,772
 • Density 5.8/km2 (15/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 91.6%
 • Coloured 0.4%
 • Indian/Asian 0.3%
 • White 7.3%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Zulu 56.0%
 • Sotho 32.4%
 • Afrikaans 7.5%
 • English 1.2%
 • Other 2.9%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code FS195

Phumelela Local Municipality is an administrative area in the Thabo Mofutsanyane District of the Free State in South Africa. The name "Phumelela" means "to succeed" in isiZulu.[4]

Main places[edit]

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population Most spoken language
Memel 41601 6.56 469 Afrikaans
Thembalihle 41603 2.33 15,952 Zulu
Vrede 41604 54.69 1,482 Afrikaans
Warden 41605 11.84 1,063 Afrikaans
Zamani 41606 4.28 5,008 Zulu
Zenzeleni 41607 5.15 5,720 Zulu
Remainder of the municipality 41602 7,463.21 21,209 Zulu

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of fifteen members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Eight councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in eight wards, while the remaining seven 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 twelve 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 10,910 11,008 21,918 77.2 8 4 12
Democratic Alliance 2,491 2,472 4,963 17.5 0 3 3
Freedom Front Plus 429 432 861 3.0 0 0 0
Phumelela Ratepayers' Association 293 175 468 1.6 0 0 0
National Freedom Party 67 111 178 0.6 0 0 0
Total 14,190 14,198 28,388 100.0 8 7 15
Spoilt votes 366 345 711

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

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Coordinates: 27°25′48″S 29°09′36″E / 27.43000°S 29.16000°E / -27.43000; 29.16000