Nketoana Local Municipality

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Nketoana
Local municipality
Official seal of Nketoana
Seal
Location in the Free State
Location in the Free State
Country South Africa
Province Free State
District Thabo Mofutsanyane
Seat Reitz
Wards 9
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Mandla Mamba
Area
 • Total 5,611 km2 (2,166 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 60,324
 • Density 11/km2 (28/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 91.4%
 • Coloured 0.3%
 • Indian/Asian 0.2%
 • White 7.8%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Sotho 75.9%
 • Zulu 10.7%
 • Afrikaans 8.7%
 • Sign language 1.7%
 • Other 3%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code FS193

Nketoana Local Municipality is an administrative area in the Thabo Mofutsanyane District of the Free State in South Africa.

Main places[edit]

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population Most spoken language
Arlington 41401 5.51 222 Sotho
Cremona 41402 0.46 2,021 Sotho
Leratswana 41403 0.82 3,429 Sotho
Lindley 41404 21.07 1,621 Sotho
Mamafubedu 41405 1.38 8,121 Sotho
Ntha 41407 2.16 8,500 Sotho
Petrus Steyn 41408 9.74 1,163 Afrikaans
Petsana 41409 2.76 13,670 Sotho
Reitz 41410 6.51 1,781 Afrikaans
Remainder of the municipality 41406 5,560.92 21,423 Sotho

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of eighteen members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Nine councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in nine 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 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 10,869 11,750 22,619 70.3 8 5 13
Democratic Alliance 2,248 2,342 4,590 14.3 1 2 3
Economic Freedom Fighters 918 1,093 2,011 6.2 0 1 1
Freedom Front Plus 570 587 1,157 3.6 0 1 1
Independent 1,119 1,119 3.5 0 0
African People's Convention 272 368 640 2.0 0 0 0
United Residents Front 59 59 0.2 0 0 0
Total 16,055 16,140 32,195 100.0 9 9 18
Spoilt votes 369 386 755

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 - Statistics South Africa[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: Nketoana" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 23 December 2016. 
  6. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Nketoana" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 23 December 2016. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 27°48′06″S 28°26′42″E / 27.80167°S 28.44500°E / -27.80167; 28.44500