Setsoto Local Municipality

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Setsoto
Local municipality
Official seal of Setsoto
Seal
Location in the Free State
Location in the Free State
Country South Africa
Province Free State
District Thabo Mofutsanyane
Seat Ficksburg
Wards 18
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Mbothoma Solomon Maduna
Area
 • Total 5,966 km2 (2,303 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 112,597
 • Density 19/km2 (49/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 92.3%
 • Coloured 1.0%
 • Indian/Asian 0.8%
 • White 5.7%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Sotho 87.2%
 • Afrikaans 7.1%
 • English 2.9%
 • Sign language 1.2%
 • Other 1.6%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code FS191

Setsoto Local Municipality is an administrative area in the Thabo Mofutsanyane District of the Free State in South Africa. The name is a Sesotho word meaning "beauty". Setsoto is headed by Ficksburg, followed by Senekal, Clocolan and Marquard. It is the getaway municipality to the Kingdom of Lesotho through Ficksburg. Setsoto is rich in agriculture as well as producing cherries.

The first mayor was Ms M.Molete and the current is Mr M.S Maduna.[4]

Main places[edit]

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population Most spoken language
Clocolan 41201 16.71 1,366 Sotho
Ficksburg 41202 21.63 8,307 Sotho
Hlohlolwane 41203 2.25 15,275 Sotho
Mafeleng 41204 0.23 1,255 Sotho
Marquard 41205 1.56 1,024 Afrikaans
Matwabeng 41206 3.65 19,218 Sotho
Meqheleng 41207 4.13 25,900 Sotho
Moemaneng 41208 1.86 12,067 Sotho
Senekal 41209 33.40 3,333 Sotho
Remainder of the municipality 41210 5,880.95 35,434 Sotho

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of thirty-five members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Eighteen councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in eighteen wards, while the remaining seventeen 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-six 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 20,849 21,316 42,165 74.8 17 9 26
Democratic Alliance 5,099 4,936 10,035 17.8 1 5 6
Congress of the People 1,138 1,397 2,535 4.5 0 2 2
Freedom Front Plus 518 288 806 1.4 0 1 1
Dikwankwetla Party 397 356 753 1.3 0 0 0
Independent 68 68 0.1 0 0
Total 28,069 28,293 56,362 100.0 18 17 35
Spoilt votes 772 529 1,301

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

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 28°52′25″S 27°52′41″E / 28.87361°S 27.87806°E / -28.87361; 27.87806