Magareng Local Municipality

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Magareng
Local municipality
Official seal of Magareng
Seal
Location in the Northern Cape
Location in the Northern Cape
Coordinates: 28°10′S 24°50′E / 28.167°S 24.833°E / -28.167; 24.833Coordinates: 28°10′S 24°50′E / 28.167°S 24.833°E / -28.167; 24.833
Country South Africa
Province Northern Cape
District Frances Baard
Seat Warrenton
Wards 5
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Gladys Makena
Area
 • Total 1,542 km2 (595 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 24,204
 • Density 16/km2 (41/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 80.0%
 • Coloured 13.9%
 • Indian/Asian 0.7%
 • White 5.1%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Tswana 67.2%
 • Afrikaans 21.2%
 • Xhosa 3.6%
 • Sotho 2.2%
 • Other 5.8%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code NC093

Magareng Local Municipality is an administrative area in the Frances Baard District of the Northern Cape in South Africa.

Magareng is a Setswana name meaning "in the middle". The name reflects the geographic location of the municipality in relation to other areas.[4]

Main places[edit]

The 2011 census divided the municipality into the following main places:[5]

Place Code Area (km2) Population
Ikutseng 385001 4.9 16,683
Warrenton 385002 26.8 5,905
Remainder of the municipality 385003 1,510.0 1,616
Total 1,541.7 24,204

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of nine members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Five councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in five wards, while the remaining 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 five 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 4,226 4,233 8,459 60.4 4 1 5
Democratic Alliance 1,281 1,244 2,525 18.0 1 1 2
Economic Freedom Fighters 1,205 1,227 2,432 17.4 0 2 2
Freedom Front Plus 145 168 313 2.2 0 0 0
Congress of the People 92 118 210 1.5 0 0 0
Independent 75 75 0.5 0 0
Total 7,024 6,990 14,014 100.0 5 4 9
Spoilt votes 116 150 266

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. ^ "Magareng Local Municipality". Census 2011. 
  6. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: Magareng" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 17 June 2017. 
  7. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Magareng" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 17 June 2017.