Mamusa Local Municipality

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Mamusa
Local municipality
Official seal of Mamusa
Seal
Location in the North West
Location in the North West
Country South Africa
Province North West
District Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati
Seat Schweizer Reneke
Wards 8
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Kenneth Tshipelo
Area
 • Total 3,615 km2 (1,396 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 60,355
 • Density 17/km2 (43/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 91.4%
 • Coloured 2.2%
 • Indian/Asian 0.5%
 • White 5.5%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Tswana 85.1%
 • Afrikaans 7.2%
 • Sotho 2.2%
 • English 1.7%
 • Other 3.8%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code NW393

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 fifteen members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Eight are elected by first-past-the-post voting in eight wards, while the remaining seven 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 18 May 2011 the African National Congress (ANC) won a majority of twelve seats on the council.

The following table shows the results of the 2011 election.[4][5]

Party Votes Seats
Ward List Total  % Ward List Total
African National Congress 10,852 11,224 22,076 78.4 7 5 12
Democratic Alliance 1,510 1,502 3,012 10.7 1 1 2
Congress of the People 507 570 1,077 3.8 0 1 1
Pan Africanist Congress 367 301 668 2.4 0 0 0
Independent 480 480 1.7 0 0
Freedom Front Plus 203 177 380 1.3 0 0 0
Independent Civic Organisation 175 152 327 1.2 0 0 0
African Christian Democratic Party 57 77 134 0.5 0 0 0
Total 14,151 14,003 28,154 100.0 8 7 15
Spoilt votes 505 634 1,139

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. 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 24 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Mamusa" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  6. ^ Lookup Tables - Statistics South Africa

External links[edit]

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