Ditsobotla Local Municipality

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Ditsobotla
Local municipality
Official seal of Ditsobotla
Seal
Location in the North West
Location in the North West
Country South Africa
Province North West
District Ngaka Modiri Molema
Seat Lichtenburg
Wards 21
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Daniel Buthelezi
Area
 • Total 6,465 km2 (2,496 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 168,902
 • Density 26/km2 (68/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 89.1%
 • Coloured 1.9%
 • Indian/Asian 0.6%
 • White 8.2%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Tswana 78.6%
 • Afrikaans 9.8%
 • Xhosa 3.0%
 • English 2.4%
 • Other 6.2%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code NW384

Ditsobotla Local Municipality is a local municipality in Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality, North West Province, South Africa. The seat of local municipality is Lichtenburg.

Main places[edit]

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population Most spoken language
Bakwena Ba Ga Serobatse 60901 2.37 1,392 Tswana
Banogeng 60902 0.72 502 Tswana
Boikhutso 60903 2.22 16,914 Tswana
Coligny 60904 3.50 7,000 Tswana
Ga-Raphalane 60906 26.34 24,104 Tswana
Itekeng 60907 0.35 2,591 Tswana
Itsoseng 60908 7.62 22,879 Tswana
Kopano 60909 6.78 8,325 Tswana
Lichtenburg 60910 87.13 11,927 Afrikaans
Mosiane 60911 1.73 1,056 Tswana
Tlhabologang 60912 0.63 5,852 Tswana
Remainder of the municipality 60905 6,325.49 45,059 Tswana

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of forty-two members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Twenty-one councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in twenty-one wards, while the remaining twenty-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 thirty-two 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 28,931 29,855 58,786 75.8 19 13 32
Democratic Alliance 5,901 5,801 11,702 15.1 2 5 7
Congress of the People 1,299 1,230 2,529 3.3 0 1 1
United Christian Democratic Party 844 773 1,617 2.1 0 1 1
Independent 980 980 1.3 0 0
Freedom Front Plus 490 405 895 1.1 0 1 1
African Christian Democratic Party 271 323 594 0.8 0 0 0
South African Political Party 244 226 470 0.6 0 0 0
Total 38,960 38,613 77,573 100.0 21 21 42
Spoilt votes 974 1,283 2,257

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

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 26°5′S 26°15′E / 26.083°S 26.250°E / -26.083; 26.250