Musina Local Municipality

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Musina
Local municipality
Official seal of Musina
Seal
Location in Limpopo
Location in Limpopo
Country South Africa
Province Limpopo
District Vhembe
Seat Musina
Wards 6
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Carol Phiri
Area
 • Total 7,577 km2 (2,925 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 68,359
 • Density 9.0/km2 (23/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 94.0%
 • Coloured 0.3%
 • Indian/Asian 0.5%
 • White 4.8%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Venda 52.1%
 • Sotho 9.0%
 • Northern Sotho 8.2%
 • Afrikaans 4.9%
 • Other 25.8%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code LIM341

Musina Local Municipality is located in the Vhembe District Municipality of Limpopo province, South Africa. The seat of Musina Local Municipality is Musina.

Sub places[edit]

The 2011 census divided the municipality into the following Sub Places:[4]

Place Code Area (km2) Population Most spoken language
Baobab Tree Reserve 967004010 84.13 189 Venda
Bergview East 967004008 0.47 423 Venda
Bergview West 967004009 0.41 44 Venda
Lost City 967004011 0.57 747 Venda
Mushongoville 967004001 2.54 3,008 Venda
Musina Ext5 967004004 0.19 1,906 Venda
Musina Mine 967004005 3.53 57 Venda
Musina SP 967004007 7.51 4,423 Venda
Nancefield 967004003 5.82 31,133 Venda
Nancefield Ext 2 967004002 0.15 674 Venda
SMG Military Base 967004012 6.35 73 Venda

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of twenty-four members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Twelve councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in twelve wards, while the remaining twelve 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 eighteen 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 17,603 17,506 35,109 74.5 12 6 18
Democratic Alliance 3,073 3,030 6,103 12.9 0 3 3
Economic Freedom Fighters 2,291 2,322 4,613 9.8 0 3 3
Congress of the People 200 256 456 1.0 0 0 0
Others 423 450 873 1.8 0 0 0
Total 23,590 23,564 47,154 100.0 12 12 24
Spoilt votes 227 275 502

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. ^ Lookup Tables - adrianfrith.com
  5. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: Musina" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 18 January 2017. 
  6. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Musina" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 18 January 2017. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 22°25′S 29°45′E / 22.417°S 29.750°E / -22.417; 29.750