Greater Giyani Local Municipality

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Greater Giyani
Official seal of Greater Giyani
Seal
Location in Limpopo
Location in Limpopo
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceLimpopo
DistrictMopani
SeatGiyani
Wards30
Government
 • TypeMunicipal council
 • MayorNgenisile Tekile
Area
 • Total4,172 km2 (1,611 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[2]
 • Total244,217
 • Density59/km2 (150/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African99.5%
 • Coloured0.1%
 • Indian/Asian0.3%
 • White0.1%
First languages (2011)
 • Tsonga90.8%
 • Northern Sotho3.8%
 • Sotho2.6%
 • Other2.8%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Municipal codeLIM331

Greater Giyani Local Municipality is located in the Mopani District Municipality of Limpopo province, South Africa. The seat of Greater Giyani Local Municipality is Giyani.

Main places[edit]

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population Most spoken language
Giyani Part 2 90111 21.53 32,673 Tsonga
Giyani Part 3 90112 0.24 415 Tsonga
Hlaneki 90102 365.04 23,402 Tsonga
Mabunda 90103 1.63 3,861 Tsonga
Makhuva 90104 131.90 3,615 Tsonga
Modjadji 90105 4.03 4,373 Tsonga
Msengi 90106 87.74 8,279 Tsonga
Ndengeza 90107 82.98 10,751 Tsonga
Nkuri 90108 5.35 7,052 Tsonga
Nkomo 90109 3.92 4,029 Tsonga
Shiviti 90110 815.97 39,610 Tsonga
Remainder of the municipality (Giyani Part 1) 90101 1,444.47 99,343 Tsonga

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of sixty-two members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Thirty-one councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in thirty-one wards, while the remaining thirty-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 3 August 2016 the African National Congress (ANC) won a majority of fifty-one 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 54,910 56,327 111,237 81.0 31 20 51
Economic Freedom Fighters 4,752 5,035 9,787 7.1 0 5 5
African People's Convention 1,832 1,983 3,815 2.8 0 2 2
Democratic Alliance 1,838 1,908 3,746 2.7 0 2 2
Independent 2,622 2,622 1.9 0 0
National Independent Party 1,287 1,112 2,399 1.8 0 1 1
Ximoko Party 421 1,020 1,441 1.1 0 1 1
African Christian Democratic Party 350 377 727 0.5 0 0 0
Congress of the People 300 338 638 0.5 0 0 0
African Freedom Salvation 283 259 542 0.4 0 0 0
United Democratic Movement 165 174 339 0.3 0 0 0
Total 68,760 68,533 137,293 100.0 31 31 62
Spoilt votes 1,001 1,236 2,237

South African general election, 2014[edit]

Results of the National Assembly election of 2014 for Greater Giyani Local Municipality:[7]

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: Greater Giyani" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 13 January 2017.
  6. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Greater Giyani" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 13 January 2017.
  7. ^ [1]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 23°25′S 30°45′E / 23.417°S 30.750°E / -23.417; 30.750