City of Matlosana

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
City of Matlosana
Local municipality
Official seal of City of Matlosana
Seal
Location in the North West
Location in the North West
Coordinates: 26°50′S 26°30′E / 26.833°S 26.500°E / -26.833; 26.500Coordinates: 26°50′S 26°30′E / 26.833°S 26.500°E / -26.833; 26.500
Country South Africa
Province North West
District Dr Kenneth Kaunda
Seat Klerksdorp
Wards 35
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor M Kgaile (ANC)
Area
 • Total 3,561 km2 (1,375 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 398,676
 • Density 110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 81.0%
 • Coloured 3.5%
 • Indian/Asian 0.8%
 • White 14.5%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Tswana 36.7%
 • Sotho 20.3%
 • Afrikaans 17.6%
 • Xhosa 14.3%
 • Other 11.1%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code NW403

The City of Matlosana (formerly City Council of Klerksdorp) is a local municipality in Dr Kenneth Kaunda District Municipality, North West Province, South Africa.

Main places[edit]

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population Most spoken language
Buffelsfontein 61901 0.24 1,825 Sotho
Dominionville 61903 6.24 542 Afrikaans
Faan Meintjies Nature Reserve 61904 8.86 18 Xhosa
GTC Village 61905 0.41 445 Sotho
Hartebeesfontein 61906 3.72 1,275 Afrikaans
Hartebeestfontein Mine 61907 60.65 4,350 Sotho
Jouberton 61908 15.74 104,977 Tswana
Kanana 61909 9.90 66,936 Sotho
Khayalihle 61910 0.09 1,501 Xhosa
Khuma 61911 7.08 42,963 Tswana
Klerksdorp 61912 115.17 59,509 Afrikaans
Margaret Mine 61913 56.23 0 -
Orkney 61914 137.70 15,539 Afrikaans
Paballong Village 61915 0.24 516 Xhosa
Stilfontein Gold Mine 61917 0.32 470 Tswana
Stilfontein 61916 7.63 14,713 Afrikaans
Tigane 61918 1.21 12,111 Tswana
Vaal Reefs 61919 6.15 11,345 Xhosa
Remainder of the municipality 61902 3,125.09 20,194 Tswana

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of seventy-seven members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Thirty-nine councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in thirty-nine wards, while the remaining thirty-eight 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 3 August 2016 the African National Congress (ANC) won a majority of forty-six seats in 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 65,309 62,375 127,684 60.3 31 15 46
Democratic Alliance 22,721 22,722 45,443 21.5 8 9 17
Economic Freedom Fighters 9,922 9,830 19,752 9.3 0 7 7
Freedom Front Plus 4,255 4,146 8,401 4.0 0 3 3
Forum 4 Service Delivery 3,320 2,896 6,116 2.9 0 2 2
Independent Ratepayers Association of SA 1,409 1,102 2,511 1.2 0 1 1
Congress of the People 188 1,108 1,296 0.6 0 1 1
Pan Africanist Congress 46 198 244 0.1 0 0 0
Movemeant of God 37 102 139 0.1 0 0 0
Independent 90 90 0.0 0 0
Total 107,197 104,479 211,676 100.0 39 38 77
Spoilt votes 1,767 2,391 4,158

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact list: Executive Mayors". Government Communication & Information System. Archived from the original on 14 July 2010. Retrieved 22 February 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Statistics by place". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 27 September 2015. 
  3. ^ "Statistics by place". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 27 September 2015. 
  4. ^ Lookup Tables - Statistics South Africa[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: Matlosana" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 10 May 2017. 
  6. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Matlosana" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 10 May 2017. 

External links[edit]