Modimolle Local Municipality

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Modimolle
Local municipality
Official seal of Modimolle
Seal
Location in Limpopo
Location in Limpopo
Coordinates: 24°25′S 28°15′E / 24.417°S 28.250°E / -24.417; 28.250Coordinates: 24°25′S 28°15′E / 24.417°S 28.250°E / -24.417; 28.250
Country South Africa
Province Limpopo
District Waterberg
Seat Modimolle
Wards 9
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Kgaretja Elizabeth Lekalakala
Area
 • Total 4,678 km2 (1,806 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 68,513
 • Density 15/km2 (38/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 88.1%
 • Coloured 0.4%
 • Indian/Asian 0.4%
 • White 10.8%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Northern Sotho 62.6%
 • Afrikaans 10.7%
 • Tsonga 9.3%
 • Tswana 5.0%
 • Other 12.4%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code LIM365

Modimolle Local Municipality was a municipality located in the Waterberg District Municipality of Limpopo province, South Africa. The seat of Modimolle Local Municipality was Modimolle.

After municipal elections on 3 August 2016 it was merged into the larger Mookgophong/Modimolle Local Municipality.

Main places[edit]

The 2001 census divided the municipality into the following main places:[4]

Place Code Area (km2) Population Most spoken language
Nylstroom 91702 15.37 8,727 Afrikaans
Phagameng 91703 4.26 25,078 Sepedi
Vaalwater 91704 2.67 8,337 Sepedi
Remainder of the municipality 91701 6,205.57 30,642 Sepedi

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consisted of eighteen members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Nine councillors were elected by first-past-the-post voting in nine wards, while the remaining nine were chosen from party lists so that the total number of party representatives was proportional to the number of votes received. In the election of 18 May 2011 the African National Congress (ANC) won a majority of thirteen seats on the council. The following table shows the results of the election.[5][6]

Party Votes Seats
Ward List Total  % Ward List Total
African National Congress 10,369 11,670 22,039 66.2 7 6 13
Democratic Alliance 3,483 3,633 7,116 21.4 2 2 4
Freedom Front Plus 932 835 1,767 5.3 0 1 1
Independent 1,515 1,515 4.6 0 0
Congress of the People 159 307 466 1.4 0 0 0
African Christian Democratic Party 97 100 197 0.6 0 0 0
African People's Convention 50 128 178 0.5 0 0 0
Total 16,605 16,673 33,278 100.0 9 9 18
Spoilt votes 417 456 873

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. ^ Lookup Tables - Statistics South Africa
  5. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: Modimolle" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Modimolle" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 

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