Naledi Local Municipality, Free State

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Naledi
Disestablshed local municipality
Official seal of Naledi
Seal
Location in the Free State
Location in the Free State
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceFree State
DistrictXhariep
SeatDewetsdorp
Wards4
Government
 • TypeMunicipal council
 • MayorJohnny Makitle
Area
 • Total3,424 km2 (1,322 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[2]
 • Total24,314
 • Density7.1/km2 (18/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African92.4%
 • Coloured1.9%
 • Indian/Asian0.5%
 • White4.9%
First languages (2011)
 • Sotho83.7%
 • Afrikaans7.7%
 • Xhosa3.4%
 • English2.3%
 • Other2.9%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Municipal codeFS164

Naledi Local Municipality was a local municipality in the Free State province in South Africa. On 3 August 2016 it was disestablished and merged into the Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality.[4] The name Naledi is a Sesotho word meaning "a star".[5] The principal towns in the area of the disestablished municipality are Dewetsdorp and Wepener.

Main places[edit]

The 2001 census divided the municipality into the following main places:[6]

Place Code Area (km2) Population
Dewetsdorp 40401 3.31 930
Morojaneng 40402 2.00 7,107
Qibing 40404 2.03 7,538
Thapelang 40405 0.39 847
Van Stadensrus 40406 2.07 495
Wepener 40407 3.47 1,663
Remainder of the municipality 40403 3,410.55 8,895

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consisted of eight members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Four councillors were elected by first-past-the-post voting in four wards, while the remaining four 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 six seats on the council. The following table shows the results of the election.[7][8]

Party Votes Seats
Ward List Total % Ward List Total
ANC 5,123 5,201 10,324 75.4 4 2 6
Democratic Alliance 1,136 1,088 2,224 16.2 0 1 1
Congress of the People 329 316 645 4.7 0 1 1
African People's Convention 200 196 396 2.9 0 0 0
United Residents Front 61 43 104 0.8 0 0 0
Total 6,849 6,844 13,693 100.0 4 4 8
Spoilt votes 138 142 280

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact list: Executive Mayors". Government Communication & Information System. Archived from the original on 14 July 2010. Retrieved 22 February 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b "Local Municipality". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 11 September 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Statistics by place". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 27 September 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "IN PICTURES: #MunicipalElections - what new municipal boundaries look like". eNCA. 4 March 2016. Retrieved 23 December 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ South African Languages - Place names
  6. ^ Lookup Tables - Statistics South Africa
  7. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: Naledi" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Naledi" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

External links[edit]

+ Official website

+ Naledi Local Municipality

Coordinates: 29°34′59″S 26°40′26″E / 29.58306°S 26.67389°E / -29.58306; 26.67389