Letsemeng Local Municipality

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Letsemeng
Local municipality
Official seal of Letsemeng
Seal
Location in the Free State
Location in the Free State
Country South Africa
Province Free State
District Xhariep
Seat Koffiefontein
Wards 6
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Thandiwe Reachable
Area
 • Total 9,829 km2 (3,795 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 38,628
 • Density 3.9/km2 (10/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 67.8%
 • Coloured 23.4%
 • Indian/Asian 0.3%
 • White 8.1%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Afrikaans 63.7%
 • Sotho 12.4%
 • Xhosa 10.8%
 • Tswana 9.7%
 • Other 3.4%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code FS161

Letsemeng Local Municipality is an administrative area in the Xhariep District of the Free State in South Africa.

Main places[edit]

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population Most spoken language
Boitumelong 40101 0.24 330 Afrikaans
Bolokanang 40102 0.92 6,343 Tswana
Diamant Hoogte 40103 0.11 1,208 Afrikaans
Ditlhake 40104 2.21 8,727 Afrikaans
Jacobsdal 40105 2.25 1,709 Afrikaans
Koffiefontein 40106 33.79 1,443 Afrikaans
Luckhoff 40108 30.38 2,388 Afrikaans
Oppermans 40109 0.26 1,167 Afrikaans
Petrusburg 40110 1.99 588 Afrikaans
Ratanang 40111 0.62 4,852 Afrikaans
Relebohile 40112 0.15 671 Afrikaans
Remainder of the municipality 40107 10,155.00 13,533 Afrikaans

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of eleven members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Six councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in six wards, while the remaining five 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 eight 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 7,813 7,761 15,574 68.5 6 2 8
Democratic Alliance 1,337 1,635 2,972 13.1 0 2 2
Economic Freedom Fighters 1,257 1,283 2,540 11.2 0 1 1
Congress of the People 438 343 781 3.4 0 0 0
Freedom Front Plus 430 321 751 3.3 0 0 0
African Christian Democratic Party 62 52 114 0.5 0 0 0
Total 11,337 11,395 22,732 100.0 6 5 11
Spoilt votes 200 191 391

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. ^ Lookup Tables - Statistics South Africa
  5. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: Letsemeng" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 23 December 2016. 
  6. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Letsemeng" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 23 December 2016. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 29°25′11″S 25°00′19″E / 29.41972°S 25.00528°E / -29.41972; 25.00528