Ventersdorp Local Municipality

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Ventersdorp
Local municipality
Official seal of Ventersdorp
Seal
Location in the North West
Location in the North West
Country South Africa
Province North West
District Dr Kenneth Kaunda
Seat Ventersdorp
Wards 6
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Nontetho Cilia Phoyane
Area
 • Total 3,764 km2 (1,453 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 56,702
 • Density 15/km2 (39/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 90.1%
 • Coloured 2.7%
 • Indian/Asian 0.3%
 • White 5.9%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Tswana 75.0%
 • Afrikaans 8.9%
 • Xhosa 7.3%
 • English 2.4%
 • Other 6.4%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code NW401

Ventersdorp Local Municipality is a local municipality in Dr Kenneth Kaunda District Municipality, North West Province, South Africa. The seat of local municipality is Ventersdorp.

Main places[edit]

The 2001 census divided the municipality into the following main places:[4]

Place Code Area (km2) Population Most spoken language
Schoonspruit Nature Reserve 61701 38.41 0 -
Tshing 61702 2.17 13,533 Tswana
Ventersdorp 61704 7.25 3,212 Afrikaans
Remainder of the municipality 61703 3,716.51 26,329 Tswana

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of twelve members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Six councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in six wards, while the remaining six 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 ten 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 8,612 8,791 17,403 80.9 6 4 10
Democratic Alliance 1,577 1,470 3,047 14.2 0 2 2
Congress of the People 410 331 741 3.4 0 0 0
Freedom Front Plus 155 168 323 1.5 0 0 0
Total 10,754 10,760 21,514 100.0 6 6 12
Spoilt votes 203 192 395

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: Ventersdorp". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Ventersdorp". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 26°20′S 26°55′E / 26.333°S 26.917°E / -26.333; 26.917