Sol Plaatje Local Municipality

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Sol Plaatje
Local municipality
Official seal of Sol Plaatje
Seal
Location in the Northern Cape
Location in the Northern Cape
Coordinates: 28°50′S 24°40′E / 28.833°S 24.667°E / -28.833; 24.667Coordinates: 28°50′S 24°40′E / 28.833°S 24.667°E / -28.833; 24.667
Country South Africa
Province Northern Cape
District Frances Baard
Seat Kimberley
Wards 31
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor David Molusi (ANC)
Area
 • Total 3,145 km2 (1,214 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 248,041
 • Density 79/km2 (200/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 61.2%
 • Coloured 27.4%
 • Indian/Asian 1.2%
 • White 7.5%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Afrikaans 45.2%
 • Tswana 33.2%
 • English 8.0%
 • Xhosa 5.6%
 • Other 8%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code NC091

The Sol Plaatje Local Municipality is a local municipality in the Frances Baard District Municipality district of the Northern Cape province, South Africa, named after Sol T. Plaatje. It includes the diamond mining city of Kimberley.

Main places[edit]

The 2011 census divided the municipality into the following main places:[4]

Place Code Area (km2) Population
Galeshewe 383005 15.24 107,920
Kimberley 383006 142.77 96,977
Motswedimosa 383008 0.86 7,240
Platfontein 383004 1.77 5,185
Ritchie 383007 23.93 7,610
Roodepan 383003 6.28 20,263
Vaalbos National Park 383001 110.13 0
Non-urban areas 383002 2,844.41 2,846
Total 3,145.39 248,041

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of sixty-two members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Thirty-one councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in thirty-one wards, while the remaining thirty-one 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 forty 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 46,379 47,505 93,884 63.5 22 18 40
Democratic Alliance 19,497 19,447 38,944 26.3 9 7 16
Congress of the People 5,821 5,556 11,377 7.7 0 5 5
African Christian Democratic Party 980 848 1,828 1.2 0 1 1
Azanian People's Organisation 380 586 966 0.7 0 0 0
Pan Africanist Congress 349 321 670 0.5 0 0 0
Independent 239 239 0.2 0 0
Total 73,645 74,263 147,908 100.0 31 31 62
Spoilt votes 1,282 1,114 2,396

Mayors[edit]

  • Maria Chwarisang
  • Patrick Lenyibi
  • Patrick Everyday
  • Agnes Ntlhangula
  • David Molusi[7] (incumbent)

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. ^ "Sol Plaatje Local Municipality". Census 2011. 
  5. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: Sol Plaatje" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Sol Plaatje" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  7. ^ Halata, C. 2013. City gets new mayor: Molusi takes over Sol. Diamond Fields Advertiser 19 Dec 2013 pp 1-2

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