Mafube Local Municipality

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Mafube
Local municipality
Official seal of Mafube
Seal
Location in the Free State
Location in the Free State
Country South Africa
Province Free State
District Fezile Dabi
Seat Frankfort
Wards 9
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Madala Lewis Ntombela
Area
 • Total 3,971 km2 (1,533 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 57,876
 • Density 15/km2 (38/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 91.9%
 • Coloured 0.6%
 • Indian/Asian 0.3%
 • White 7.0%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Sotho 64.4%
 • Zulu 20.9%
 • Afrikaans 8.3%
 • Xhosa 1.7%
 • Other 4.7%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code FS205

Mafube Local Municipality is an administrative area in the Fezile Dabi District of the Free State in South Africa. The name is a Sesotho word meaning "dawning of the new day".[4]

Main places[edit]

The 2001 census divided the municipality into the following main places:[5]

Place Code Area (km2) Population Most spoken language
Cornelia 42001 1.95 1,502 Sotho
Frankfort 42002 32.64 1,900 Afrikaans
Mafahlaneng 42003 145.68 5,367 Sotho
Namahadi 42005 4.28 19,413 Sotho
Ntshwanatsatsi 42006 0.36 1,867 Sotho
Qalabotjha 42007 1.95 17,244 Sotho
Villiers 42008 24.27 984 Afrikaans
Remainder of the municipality 42004 4,371.52 9,363 Sotho

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of seventeen members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Nine councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in nine 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 thirteen seats on the council. The following table shows the results of the election.[6][7]

Party Votes Seats
Ward List Total  % Ward List Total
African National Congress 12,191 12,187 24,378 75.6 8 5 13
Democratic Alliance 2,161 2,172 4,333 13.5 1 1 2
Economic Freedom Fighters 1,061 1,071 2,132 6.6 0 1 1
Freedom Front Plus 451 462 913 2.8 0 1 1
Congress of the People 169 299 468 1.5 0 0 0
Total 16,033 16,191 32,224 100.0 9 8 17
Spoilt votes 345 325 670

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. ^ South African Languages - Place names
  5. ^ Lookup Tables - Statistics South Africa[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: Mafube" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 26 December 2016. 
  7. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Mafube" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 26 December 2016. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 27°17′S 28°31′E / 27.283°S 28.517°E / -27.283; 28.517