Ratlou Local Municipality

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Ratlou
Local municipality
Official seal of Ratlou
Seal
Location in the North West
Location in the North West
Country South Africa
Province North West
District Ngaka Modiri Molema
Seat Setlagole
Wards 14
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Francisco Ntwe
Area
 • Total 4,884 km2 (1,886 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 107,339
 • Density 22/km2 (57/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 98.2%
 • Coloured 0.7%
 • Indian/Asian 0.2%
 • White 0.7%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Tswana 87.9%
 • Sotho 3.7%
 • English 2.0%
 • Xhosa 1.9%
 • Other 4.5%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code NW381

Ratlou Local Municipality (formerly Setla-Kgobi Local Municipality) is a local municipality in Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality, North West Province, 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
Barolong Ba Ga Makgobi 60601 309.22 2,141 Tswana
Barolong Ba Ga Molefe Ba Moata 60602 266.70 12,725 Tswana
Barolong Boo Rashidi 60603 56.33 42 Tswana
Barolong Boo Ratlou Ba Ga Phoi 60604 650.27 71,190 Tswana
Batlharo Ba Ga Masibi 60605 952.26 15,825 Tswana
Remainder of the municipality 60606 2,303.38 2,404 Tswana

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of twenty-eight members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Fourteen councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in fourteen wards, while the remaining fourteen 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-two 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 19,341 19,631 38,972 77.7 14 8 22
United Christian Democratic Party 2,728 2,716 5,444 10.9 0 3 3
Congress of the People 1,636 1,719 3,355 6.7 0 2 2
Democratic Alliance 1,097 896 1,993 4.0 0 1 1
South African Political Party 156 203 359 0.7 0 0 0
Total 24,958 25,165 50,123 100.0 14 14 28
Spoilt votes 999 824 1,823

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

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 26°5′S 25°5′E / 26.083°S 25.083°E / -26.083; 25.083