Kagisano-Molopo Local Municipality

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Kagisano/Molopo
Local municipality
Kagisano-Molopo occupies the northwestern corner of the North West province, abutting on Botswana to the north and the Northern Cape to the southwest.
Location in the North West
Coordinates: 26°S 24°E / 26°S 24°E / -26; 24Coordinates: 26°S 24°E / 26°S 24°E / -26; 24
Country South Africa
Province North West
District Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati
Seat Ganyesa
Wards 15
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Ontlametse Mochware (ANC)
Area
 • Total 23,827 km2 (9,200 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 105,789
 • Density 4.4/km2 (11/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 96.0%
 • Coloured 1.4%
 • Indian/Asian 0.2%
 • White 2.1%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Tswana 90.3%
 • Afrikaans 3.4%
 • English 1.6%
 • Other 4.7%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code NW397

Kagisano-Molopo Local Municipality is a local municipality in the Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District Municipality, in the North West province of South Africa. It was created at the local government elections of 18 May 2011 by merging the Kagisano and Molopo municipalities.[4]

Geography[edit]

Kagisano-Molopo covers an area of 23,827 square kilometres (9,200 sq mi) in the north-western corner of the North West province. It borders on the Kgalagadi District of the Republic of Botswana to the north, Moshaweng Local Municipality in the Northern Cape province to the south-west, Greater Taung Local Municipality to the south, Naledi Local Municipality to the south-east, and Ratlou Local Municipality to the east. The main towns in the municipality are Ganyesa, Pomfret, Morokweng and Piet Plessis.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 census, the municipality has a population of 105,789. The majority of this population, 96.0%, described themselves as "Black African"; there are small minorities of those who describe themselves as "White" (2.1%) and "Coloured" (1.4%). 90.3% of the population speak Setswana as a first language, while 3.4% speak Afrikaans and 1.6% speak English.[5]

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of thirty members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Fifteen councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in fifteen wards, while the remaining fifteen 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) obtained a majority of twenty-four seats on the council.

The following table shows the results of the 2011 election.[6][7]

Party Votes Vote % Seats
Ward List Total
African National Congress 39,923 78.8 15 9 24
United Christian Democratic Party 4,319 8.5 0 2 2
Democratic Alliance 2,867 5.7 0 2 2
Congress of the People 1,552 3.1 0 1 1
African Christian Democratic Party 1,292 2.6 0 1 1
African People's Convention 519 1.0 0 0 0
Independent 188 0.4 0 0
Total 50,660 100.0 15 15 30
Spoilt votes 1,412

Main places[edit]

The 2001 census divided the municipality into the following main places:[8]

Place Code Area (km2) Population Most spoken language
Batlharo Ba Lotlhware 61101 8,084.80 59,209 Tswana
Louwna 61103 0.60 235 Tswana
Morokweng 61104 1,584.86 26,694 Tswana
Piet Plessis 61105 32.09 1,055 Tswana
Pomfret 61502 2.58 3,241 Other
Remainder of the municipality 61102 + 61501 17,571.91 17,642 Tswana

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact list: Executive Mayors". Government Communication & Information System. 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. ^ "Amalgamation process of Kagisano-Molopo now complete" (Press release). North West Department of Local Government and Traditional Affairs. 20 May 2011. Retrieved 14 February 2012. 
  5. ^ "Kagisano/Molopo Local Municipality". Census 2011. 
  6. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: NW397" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 22 September 2013. 
  7. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: NW397" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 22 September 2013. 
  8. ^ Lookup Tables - Statistics South Africa

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