Tokologo Local Municipality

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Tokologo
Local municipality
Official seal of Tokologo
Seal
Location in the Free State
Location in the Free State
Country South Africa
Province Free State
District Lejweleputswa
Seat Boshof
Wards 4
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Boikie David Obotseng
Area
 • Total 9,326 km2 (3,601 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 28,986
 • Density 3.1/km2 (8.0/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 84.5%
 • Coloured 4.6%
 • Indian/Asian 0.7%
 • White 9.9%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Tswana 57.3%
 • Afrikaans 18.7%
 • Xhosa 10.9%
 • Sotho 8.5%
 • Other 4.6%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code FS182

Tokologo Local Municipality is an administrative area in the Lejweleputswa District of the Free State in South Africa. The name is a Setswana word meaning "freedom".[4]

Main places[edit]

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population Most spoken language
Boshof 40801 91.93 3,843 Tswana
Dealesville 40802 0.93 361 Afrikaans
Hertzogville 40803 1.46 438 Afrikaans
Malebogo 40804 1.33 6,409 Tswana
Seretse 40805 0.71 4,465 Tswana
Tswaraganang 40807 0.54 3,270 Tswana
Remainder of the municipality 40806 9,228.76 13,663 Tswana

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of eight members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Four councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in four wards, while the remaining four 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 five 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 4,189 4,798 8,987 66.6 3 2 5
Democratic Alliance 939 959 1,898 14.1 0 1 1
Congress of the People 470 535 1,005 7.4 0 1 1
Independent 957 957 7.1 1 1
Freedom Front Plus 340 303 643 4.8 0 0 0
Total 6,895 6,595 13,490 100.0 4 4 8
Spoilt votes 181 426 607

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

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 28°32′31″S 25°14′13″E / 28.54194°S 25.23694°E / -28.54194; 25.23694