Lekwa-Teemane Local Municipality

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Lekwa-Teemane
Local municipality
Official seal of Lekwa-Teemane
Seal
Location in the North West
Location in the North West
Country South Africa
Province North West
District Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati
Seat Christiana
Wards 7
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Kagiso Palagangwe (ANC)
Area
 • Total 3,681 km2 (1,421 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 53,248
 • Density 14/km2 (37/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 81.2%
 • Coloured 7.4%
 • Indian/Asian 0.6%
 • White 10.4%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Tswana 64.4%
 • Afrikaans 17.8%
 • Sotho 6.0%
 • Xhosa 5.5%
 • Other 6.3%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code NW396

Lekwa-Teemane Local Municipality is a local municipality in Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District Municipality, North West Province, South Africa. The Seat of local municipality is Christiana.

Main places[edit]

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population Most spoken language
Bloemhof 61601 68.09 4,987 Afrikaans
Boitumelong 61602 3.14 17,855 Tswana
Christiana 61603 59.91 4,862 Afrikaans
Utlwanang 61605 2.34 11,701 Tswana
Remainder of the municipality 61604 3,572.35 4,366 Tswana

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of sixteen members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Eight are elected by first-past-the-post voting in eight wards, while the remaining 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 ten seats on the council.

The following table shows the results of the 2016 election.[5][6]

Party Votes Seats
Ward List Total % Ward List Total
African National Congress 8,457 8,310 16,767 62.8 7 3 10
Democratic Alliance 2,083 2,024 4,107 15.4 1 2 3
Forum 4 Service Delivery 1,079 1,284 2,363 8.9 0 2 2
Economic Freedom Fighters 1,170 1,098 2,268 8.5 0 1 1
Freedom Front Plus 267 295 562 2.1 0 0 0
Congress of the People 244 301 545 2.0 0 0 0
African Christian Democratic Party 49 53 102 0.4 0 0 0
Total 13,349 13,365 26,714 100.0 8 8 16
Spoilt votes 485 253 738

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
  5. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: Lekwa-Teemane" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 8 May 2017. 
  6. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Lekwa-Teemane" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 8 May 2017. 

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Coordinates: 27°40′S 25°20′E / 27.667°S 25.333°E / -27.667; 25.333