Mamusa Local Municipality

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Mamusa
Official seal of Mamusa
Seal
Location in the North West
Location in the North West
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceNorth West
DistrictDr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati
SeatSchweizer Reneke
Wards8
Government
 • TypeMunicipal council
 • MayorKenneth Tshipelo
Area
 • Total3,615 km2 (1,396 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[2]
 • Total60,355
 • Density17/km2 (43/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African91.4%
 • Coloured2.2%
 • Indian/Asian0.5%
 • White5.5%
First languages (2011)
 • Tswana85.1%
 • Afrikaans7.2%
 • Sotho2.2%
 • English1.7%
 • Other3.8%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Municipal codeNW393

Mamusa Local Municipality is a local municipality in Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District Municipality, North West Province, South Africa. The Seat of localmunicipality is Schweizer-Reneke.

Politics[edit]

2014 General Election[edit]

The ANC and the collapsing COPE lost much support in the 2014 Election to the new party, EFF. The DA increased its vote at COPE's expense, while losing other votes back to VF+.

Party Votes % change from 2004
African National Congress 14 356 74.89% -6.55%
Economic Freedom Fighters 2 246 11.72% new party
Democratic Alliance 1 447 7.55% +0.83%
Freedom Front Plus 456 2.38% +0.63%

2009 General Election[edit]

The ANC lost some support in the 2009 Election as a new party, COPE, entered the political field. The VF+ also lost some votes, mainly to the DA.

Party Votes % change from 2004
African National Congress 14 679 81.44% -4.64%
Congress of the People 1 223 6.79% new party
Democratic Alliance 1 212 6.72% +2.49%
Freedom Front Plus 316 1.75% -0.88%

2004 General Election[edit]

In the 2004 General Election the Municipality voted overwhelmingly ANC, with most whites voting DA or the VF+

Party Votes %
African National Congress 13,768 86.08%
Democratic Alliance 676 4.23%
Pan Africanist Congress of Azania 497 3.11%
Freedom Front Plus 420 2.63%

Municipal Elections[edit]

The municipal council consists of eighteen members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Nine are elected by first-past-the-post voting in nine wards, while the remaining nine 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 eleven seats on the council.

The following table shows the results of the 2016 election.[4][5]

Party Votes Seats
Ward List Total % Ward List Total
African National Congress 9,727 9,553 19,280 58.8 8 3 11
Forum 4 Service Delivery 2,599 2,668 5,267 16.1 0 3 3
Economic Freedom Fighters 2,185 2,164 4,349 13.3 0 2 2
Democratic Alliance 988 1,000 1,988 6.1 1 0 1
Freedom Front Plus 573 553 1,126 3.4 0 1 1
Congress of the People 276 306 582 1.8 0 0 0
African People's Convention 68 127 195 0.6 0 0 0
Total 16,416 16,371 32,787 100.0 9 9 18
Spoilt votes 347 356 703

Main places[edit]

The 2001 census divided the municipality into the following main places:[6]

Place Code Area (km2) Population Most spoken language
Amalia 61301 1.59 1,578 Tswana
Glaudina 61302 1.07 1,688 Tswana
Ipelegeng 61303 4.00 30,053 Tswana
Molatswanene 61305 1.45 2,369 Tswana
Schweizer-Reneke 61306 3.81 2,601 Afrikaans
Remainder of the municipality 61304 3,602.90 10,083 Tswana

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. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: Mamusa" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 5 May 2017.
  5. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Mamusa" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 5 May 2017.
  6. ^ Lookup Tables - Statistics South Africa[permanent dead link]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 27°15′S 25°15′E / 27.250°S 25.250°E / -27.250; 25.250