Renosterberg Local Municipality

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Renosterberg
Local municipality
Official seal of Renosterberg
Seal
Location in the Northern Cape
Location in the Northern Cape
Coordinates: 30°15′S 24°30′E / 30.250°S 24.500°E / -30.250; 24.500Coordinates: 30°15′S 24°30′E / 30.250°S 24.500°E / -30.250; 24.500
Country South Africa
Province Northern Cape
District Pixley ka Seme
Seat Petrusville
Wards 4
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Angelina Jack
Area
 • Total 5,527 km2 (2,134 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 10,978
 • Density 2.0/km2 (5.1/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 32.9%
 • Coloured 57.4%
 • Indian/Asian 0.5%
 • White 8.6%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Afrikaans 71.4%
 • Xhosa 24.0%
 • English 1.5%
 • Sotho 1.3%
 • Other 1.8%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code NC075

Renosterberg Local Municipality is a local municipality in the Pixley ka Seme District Municipality district of the Northern Cape province of 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
Lukhanyisweni 31101 1.05 716 Xhosa
Petrusville 31102 59.20 2,768 Afrikaans
Phillipstown 31103 1.83 2,062 Afrikaans
Thembinkosi 31105 0.21 816 Xhosa
Vanderkloof 31106 5.92 1,011 Afrikaans
Remainder of the municipality 31104 5,461.75 1,698 Afrikaans

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of seven members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Four councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in four wards, while the remaining three 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 four 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 2,468 2,470 4,938 57.7 3 1 4
Congress of the People 967 964 1,931 22.6 1 1 2
Democratic Alliance 798 788 1,586 18.5 0 1 1
African Christian Democratic Party 45 60 105 1.2 0 0 0
Total 4,278 4,282 8,560 100.0 4 3 7
Spoilt votes 56 50 106

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: Renosterberg" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Renosterberg" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 

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