Masilonyana Local Municipality

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Masilonyana
Local municipality
Official seal of Masilonyana
Seal
Location in the Free State
Location in the Free State
Country South Africa
Province Free State
District Lejweleputswa
Seat Theunissen
Wards 10
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Kunatu Steve Koalane
Area
 • Total 6,796 km2 (2,624 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 63,334
 • Density 9.3/km2 (24/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 91.6%
 • Coloured 1.1%
 • Indian/Asian 0.3%
 • White 6.7%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Sotho 66.9%
 • Xhosa 10.8%
 • Afrikaans 9.6%
 • Tswana 6.9%
 • Other 5.8%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code FS181

Masilonyana Local Municipality is an administrative area in the Lejweleputswa District of the Free State in South Africa. The name is a Setswana word meaning "freedom".[4]

Main places[edit]

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population Most spoken language
Beatrix Mine 40701 0.17 2,492 Sotho
Boipatong 40702 0.31 1,501 Sotho
Brandfort 40703 3.20 1,516 Afrikaans
Fora 40704 0.05 530 Sotho
Ikgomotseng 40705 1.07 2,254 Tswana
Joel Mine 40706 0.11 728 Sotho
Lusaka 40707 1.40 6,110 Sotho
Majwemasweu 40708 2.50 10,328 Sotho
Makeleketla 40709 1.35 6,629 Sotho
Masilo 40710 3.02 14,903 Sotho
Star Diamond Mine 40712 0.11 212 Sotho
Theunissen 40713 15.11 1,667 Afrikaans
Tshepong 40714 0.54 1,710 Sotho
Verkeerdevlei 40715 1.22 151 Afrikaans
Winburg 40716 70.22 3,371 Sotho
Remainder of the municipality 40711 6,696.44 10,304 Sotho

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of nineteen members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Ten councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in ten 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 twelve 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 11,429 11,515 22,944 64.1 10 2 12
Democratic Alliance 3,902 3,913 7,815 21.8 0 4 4
Economic Freedom Fighters 1,644 1,751 3,395 9.5 0 2 2
Freedom Front Plus 431 423 854 2.4 0 1 1
Congress of the People 149 137 286 0.8 0 0 0
Independent 260 260 0.7 0 0
African People's Convention 100 153 253 0.7 0 0 0
Total 17,915 17,892 35,807 100.0 10 9 19
Spoilt votes 269 283 552

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: Masilonyana" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 23 December 2016. 
  7. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Masilonyana" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 23 December 2016. 

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Coordinates: 28°31′00″S 27°01′00″E / 28.5167°S 27.0167°E / -28.5167; 27.0167