Randfontein Local Municipality
Location of Randfontein Local Municipality within Gauteng
|• Type||Municipal council|
|• Mayor||Sylvia Thebenare (ANC)|
|• Total||475 km2 (183 sq mi)|
|• Density||310/km2 (810/sq mi)|
|Racial makeup (2011)|
|• Black African||69.2%|
|First languages (2011)|
|Time zone||SAST (UTC+2)|
Randfontein Local Municipality is characterized by high levels of unemployment and poverty and low levels of education and income. Nonetheless, it has become the migration destination for many South Africans seeking a better quality of life in Gauteng, especially for poor people from the adjacent North West Province.
|Place||Code||Area (km2)||Population||Most spoken language|
|Panvlak Gold Mine||70204||1.96||1,333||Zulu|
|Remainder of the municipality||70208||260.51||6,620||Tswana|
The municipal council consists of forty-four members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Twenty-two councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in twenty-two wards, while the remaining twenty-two 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-seven seats on the council. The following table shows the results of the election.
|African National Congress||26,493||26,695||53,188||60.4||14||13||27|
|Congress of the People||803||764||1,567||1.8||0||1||1|
|Freedom Front Plus||510||460||970||1.1||0||0||0|
|African Christian Democratic Party||341||233||574||0.7||0||0||0|
|National Freedom Party||23||–||23||0.0||0||–||0|
- "Contact list: Executive Mayors". Government Communication & Information System. Retrieved 22 February 2012.
- "Table: Census 2011 by district council, gender, age in 5 year groups and population group". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 6 November 2012.
- "Table: Census 2011 by district council, gender, language and population group". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 6 November 2012.
- "Integrated Development Plan 2009 - 2010." The Randfontein Local Municipality. Retrieved on Oct 6, 2009.
- Lookup Tables - Statistics South Africa
- "Results Summary – All Ballots: Randfontein". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013.
- "Seat Calculation Detail: Randfontein". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013.