Tsantsabane Local Municipality

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Tsantsabane
Local municipality
Official seal of Tsantsabane
Seal
Location in the Northern Cape
Location in the Northern Cape
Coordinates: 28°15′S 22°30′E / 28.250°S 22.500°E / -28.250; 22.500Coordinates: 28°15′S 22°30′E / 28.250°S 22.500°E / -28.250; 22.500
Country South Africa
Province Northern Cape
District ZF Mgcawu
Seat Postmasburg
Wards 6
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Hazel Mothibi
Area
 • Total 18,333 km2 (7,078 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 35,093
 • Density 1.9/km2 (5.0/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 52.8%
 • Coloured 37.6%
 • Indian/Asian 0.6%
 • White 8.4%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Afrikaans 55.2%
 • Tswana 33.2%
 • Xhosa 2.4%
 • English 2.3%
 • Other 6.9%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code NC085

Tsantsabane Local Municipality is an administrative area in the ZF Mgcawu District Municipality of the Northern Cape in South Africa.

Tsantsabane was the original name given to the town by the Batswana because of the presence of many shiny stones (e.g. the hematite).[4]

Main places[edit]

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population
Beeshoek 31901 0.80 952
Boitshoko 31902 0.88 6,514
Ditloung 31903 0.62 3,044
Glosam 31904 6.90 177
Goedgedacht 31905 0.21 545
Groenwater 31906 0.38 514
Olifantshoek 31907 3.51 3,985
Postmasburg 31908 103.59 13,692
Vergenoeg 31910 0.03 93
Remainder of the municipality 31909 5,830.82 1,525

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of eleven members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Six councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in six wards, while the remaining five 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 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 5,871 5,995 11,866 58.3 5 1 6
Tsantsabane Community Forum 1,598 1,587 3,185 15.7 0 2 2
Democratic Alliance 1,520 1,477 2,997 14.7 1 1 2
Congress of the People 1,152 1,124 2,276 11.2 0 1 1
Independent 26 26 0.1 0 0
Total 10,167 10,183 20,350 100.0 6 5 11
Spoilt votes 207 190 397

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

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