Greater Tzaneen Local Municipality

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Greater Tzaneen
Local municipality
Official seal of Greater Tzaneen
Seal
Location in Limpopo
Location in Limpopo
Country South Africa
Province Limpopo
District Mopani
Seat Tzaneen
Wards 34
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Dikeledi Mmetle
Area
 • Total 3,243 km2 (1,252 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 390,095
 • Density 120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 96.4%
 • Coloured 0.2%
 • Indian/Asian 0.4%
 • White 3.0%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Northern Sotho 46.2%
 • Tsonga 40.9%
 • Sotho 4.3%
 • Afrikaans 2.6%
 • Other 6%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code LIM333

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

Main places[edit]

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population Most spoken language
Bakgaga Ba Maake 90301 14.37 12,651 Northern Sotho
Bakgage 90302 14.54 14,923 Northern Sotho
Bankuna 90303 448.79 151,014 Tsonga
Batlhabine Ba Magoboya 90304 65.26 17,883 Northern Sotho
Dwarsfontein 90305 0.45 983 Northern Sotho
Haenertsburg 90307 1.04 481 English
Letsitele 90308 1.16 310 Afrikaans
Modjadji 90309 315.69 84,386 Northern Sotho
Nwa' Mitwa 90310 165.78 36,344 Tsonga
Nyavana 90311 44.36 8,783 Tsonga
Tzaneen 90312 18.80 6,959 Afrikaans
Remainder of the municipality 90306 2,149.54 40,856 Northern Sotho

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of sixty-nine members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Thirty-five councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in thirty-five wards, while the remaining thirty-four 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-two 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 70,135 71,135 141,270 75.2 33 19 52
Economic Freedom Fighters 10,717 11,222 21,939 11.7 0 8 8
Democratic Alliance 8,520 8,672 17,192 9.2 2 5 7
African People's Convention 1,017 1,078 2,095 1.1 0 1 1
Independent 1,616 1,616 0.9 0 0
Congress of the People 731 707 1,438 0.8 0 1 1
Freedom Front Plus 443 403 846 0.4 0 0 0
African Christian Democratic Party 165 418 583 0.3 0 0 0
Tzaneen Freedom Party 147 206 353 0.2 0 0 0
Pan Africanist Congress 105 192 297 0.2 0 0 0
United Democratic Movement 48 88 136 0.1 0 0 0
Inkatha Freedom Party 18 66 84 0.0 0 0 0
Total 93,662 94,187 187,849 100.0 35 34 69
Spoilt votes 1,162 1,288 2,450

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 Tzaneen" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 14 January 2017. 
  6. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Greater Tzaneen" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 14 January 2017. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 23°50′S 30°15′E / 23.833°S 30.250°E / -23.833; 30.250