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Mamusa Local Municipality

Coordinates: 27°15′S 25°15′E / 27.250°S 25.250°E / -27.250; 25.250
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Official seal of Mamusa
Location in the North West
Location in the North West
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceNorth West
DistrictDr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati
 • TypeMunicipal council
 • Mayor(ANC)
 • Total3,615 km2 (1,396 sq mi)
 • 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 Municipality (Tswana: Mmasepala wa Mamusa) is a local municipality within the Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District Municipality, in the North West province of South Africa. The seat of the municipality is Schweizer-Reneke.


The municipal council consists of sixteen members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Eight are elected by first-past-the-post voting in eight 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 1 November 2021 the African National Congress (ANC) won a majority of nine seats on the council.

The following table shows the results of the 2021 election.[3]

African National Congress7,65154.4777,72556.5129
Economic Freedom Fighters3,41424.3103,50125.6144
Freedom Front Plus8906.3419126.6701
Azanian Independent Community Movement8045.7208236.0211
Democratic Alliance3962.8203752.7411
Independent candidates6564.6700
5 other parties2341.6703352.4500
Valid votes14,04596.2513,67193.91
Invalid/blank votes5473.758876.09
Total votes14,592100.0014,558100.00
Registered voters/turnout28,10751.9228,10751.79

As of 2023, Mamusa Local Municipality has received disclaimed audits (the worst outcome) for eleven years in a row, the only municipality to do so.[4][5]


The municipality covers an area of 3,615 square kilometres (1,396 sq mi) in the south-west part of North West province. At the time of the 2011 census it has a population of 60,355. According to the census, the predominant language in the municipality is Setswana, spoken by 85.1% of the population, followed by Afrikaans (7.2%), Sesotho (2.2%) and English (1.7%). 91.5% of the population identified as "Black African", 5.5% as "White", 2.2% as "Coloured", and 0.5% as "Indian or Asian". The 2016 Community Survey estimated that the population had increased to 64,000.

The principal town is Schweizer-Reneke, located in the centre of the municipality, which (including the township of Ipelegeng) had a population of 41,226 in 2011. Other settlements include Amalia (pop. 5,481) to the west, and Migdol (pop. 3,526) and Glaudina (pop. 2,368) to the north-east.

Roads radiate outwards from Schweizer-Reneke towards Vryburg, Delareyville, Wolmaransstad, Bloemhof, Christiana and Pudimoe. The road from Vryburg to Bloemhof is designated as provincial route R34, while the others are designated as regional routes R504 (Pudimoe–Wolmaransstad) and R506 (Christiana–Delareyville). The Coligny–Vermaas–Pudimoe railway line also passes through the municipality.


  1. ^ "Contact list: Executive Mayors". Government Communication & Information System. Archived from the original on 14 July 2010. Retrieved 22 February 2012.
  2. ^ a b c "Statistics by place". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 27 September 2015.
  3. ^ "Election Result Table for LGE2021 — Mamusa". wikitable.frith.dev. Retrieved 4 December 2021.
  4. ^ "11 years of municipal audits". tools.theoutlier.co.za. Retrieved 22 February 2023.
  5. ^ "Mamusa Local Municipality in North West got disclaimed audits (the worst opinion) for 11 years in a row". Twitter. Retrieved 22 February 2023.

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