Ramotshere Moiloa Local Municipality

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Ramotshere Moiloa
Official seal of Ramotshere Moiloa
Seal
Location in the North West
Location in the North West
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceNorth West
DistrictNgaka Modiri Molema
SeatZeerust
Wards20
Government
 • TypeMunicipal council
 • MayorMoji Peter Pilane
Area
 • Total7,193 km2 (2,777 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[2]
 • Total150,713
 • Density21/km2 (54/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African94.4%
 • Coloured0.9%
 • Indian/Asian0.7%
 • White3.8%
First languages (2011)
 • Tswana86.0%
 • Afrikaans4.5%
 • English3.8%
 • Zulu1.2%
 • Other4.5%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Municipal codeNW385

Ramotshere Moiloa Local Municipality (formerly Zeerust Local Municipality) is a local municipality in Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality, North West Province, South Africa. The seat of local municipality is Zeerust.

Main places[edit]

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population Most spoken language
Bahurutshe Ba Ga Gopane 61001 485.86 19,067 Tswana
Bahurutshe Ba Ga Le-Ncoe 61002 260.43 9,743 Tswana
Bahurutshe Ba Ga Moilwa 61003 920.24 48,517 Tswana
Bahurutshe Ba Ga Mokgoswa 61004 99.47 1,474 Tswana
Bahurutshe Ba Ga Mothogae 61005 31.64 123 Tswana
Bahurutshe Ba Ga Suping 61006 178.15 2,794 Tswana
Bahurutshe Bo Manyane 61007 155.26 5,205 Tswana
Banabakae 61008 43.01 8,555 Tswana
Ikageleng 61009 1.36 6,562 Tswana
Leeufontein 61010 10.85 5,685 Tswana
Madikwe Part 1 61011 3.61 1,191 Tswana
Madikwe Part 2 61016 2.90 985 Tswana
Marico Nature Reserve 61012 18.76 352 Tswana
Mixed TA 61013 144.32 0 -
Welbedacht 61014 5.81 5,993 Tswana
Zeerust 61017 11.02 6,393 Afrikaans
Remainder of the municipality 61015 4,818.77 14,795 Tswana

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of thirty-eight members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Nineteen councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in nineteen wards, while the remaining nineteen 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 twenty-three 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 21,207 21,349 42,556 60.4 19 4 23
Economic Freedom Fighters 5,042 5,094 10,136 14.4 0 6 6
Are Ageng Afrika 2,948 3,048 5,996 8.5 0 3 3
Democratic Alliance 2,086 2,324 4,410 6.3 0 2 2
United Christian Democratic Party 916 1,051 1,967 2.8 0 1 1
Independent 1,508 1,508 2.1 0 0
Agang SA 506 574 1,080 1.5 0 1 1
Working-Together Political Party 492 504 996 1.4 0 1 1
Freedom Front Plus 456 464 920 1.3 0 1 1
Azanian People's Organisation 213 264 477 0.7 0 0 0
African Christian Democratic Party 208 224 432 0.6 0 0 0
Total 35,582 34,896 70,478 100.0 19 19 38
Spoilt votes 801 843 1,644

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: Ramotshere Moiloa" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 4 May 2017.
  6. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Ramotshere Moiloa" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 4 May 2017.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 25°15′S 26°5′E / 25.250°S 26.083°E / -25.250; 26.083