Rustenburg Local Municipality

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Rustenburg Metropolitan

Rustenburg Local Municipality
Official seal of Rustenburg Metropolitan
Seal
Location in the North West
Location in the North West
Coordinates: 25°40′S 27°20′E / 25.667°S 27.333°E / -25.667; 27.333Coordinates: 25°40′S 27°20′E / 25.667°S 27.333°E / -25.667; 27.333
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceNorth West
DistrictBojanala Platinum
SeatRustenburg
Wards45
Government
 • TypeMunicipal council
 • MayorMpho Khunou
Area
 • Total3,423 km2 (1,322 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[2]
 • Total549,575
 • Density160/km2 (420/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African88.5%
 • Coloured0.9%
 • Indian/Asian0.8%
 • White9.4%
First languages (2011)
 • Tswana53.9%
 • Afrikaans9.9%
 • Xhosa9.6%
 • Tsonga5.6%
 • Other21%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Municipal codeNW373

Rustenburg Metropolitan is a local municipality in Bojanala Platinum District Municipality, North West Province, South Africa.

Rustenburg City is situated at the foot of the Magalies mountain range in the North West province of South Africa. Rustenburg (meaning “town of rest” or “resting place”) was proclaimed a township in 1851. The city of Rustenburg is situated some 112 km northwest, ninety minute drive from both Johannesburg and Pretoria. It is a malaria-free area.

Rustenburg is the fastest growing municipality in South Africa, with the population rising from 387,096 in 2001 to 449,776 in 2007. It is the most populous municipality in the North West province.

Rustenburg is a Dutch name meaning "town (originally castle) of rest".[4]

Main places[edit]

The 2001 census divided the municipality into the following main places:[5]

Place Code Area (km2) Population Most spoken language
Bafokeng 60301 1,040.98 132,277 Tswana
Bakwena Ba Magopa 60302 297.74 16,049 Tswana
Baphalane 60303 2.85 3,399 Tswana
Bapo Ba Ga Mogale 60304 29.41 8,412 Tswana
Boitekong 60305 2.15 21,547 Tswana
Hartebeesfontein 60306 5.89 23,965 Tswana
Magaliesberg Nature Reserve 60307 132.58 1,196 Tswana
Mankwe 60308 1.50 1,463 Tswana
Meriting 60309 1.88 10,711 Tswana
Monakato 60310 3.42 7,602 Tswana
Paardekraal Platinum Mine 60312 0.37 24 Xhosa
Paardekraal 60311 1.91 7,215 Tswana
Phatsima 60313 2.23 5,921 Tswana
Rooikoppies 60314 0.46 3,670 Tswana
Rustenburg Part 1 60315 183.39 67,196 Afrikaans
Rustenburg Part 3 60320 2.58 4,662 Tswana
Sunrise Park 60316 2.14 10,312 Tswana
Tlhabane 60317 5.12 31,338 Tswana
Waterval 60318 0.57 979 Afrikaans
Remainder of the municipality
(Rustenburg Part 2)
60319 1,774.55 37,581 Tswana

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of eighty-nine members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Forty-five councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in forty-five wards, while the remaining forty-four 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 no party won a majority on the council. The African National Congress (ANC) narrowly retained control of the municipality with the support of the African Independent Congress (AIC) and the Botho Community Movement (BCM).

The following table shows the results of the election.[6][7]

Party Votes Seats
Ward List Total % Ward List Total
African National Congress 71,149 69,868 141,017 48.6 34 9 43
Economic Freedom Fighters 39,455 38,273 77,728 26.8 5 19 24
Democratic Alliance 23,446 23,013 46,459 16.0 6 8 14
Forum 4 Service Delivery 6,312 5,467 11,779 4.1 0 4 4
African Independent Congress 1,036 2,919 3,955 1.4 0 1 1
Freedom Front Plus 1,973 1,852 3,825 1.3 0 1 1
United Democratic Movement 529 974 1,503 0.5 0 1 1
Botho Community Movement 630 565 1,195 0.4 0 1 1
Others 1,187 1,810 2,997 1.0 0 0 0
Total 145,717 144,741 290,458 100.0 45 44 89
Spoilt votes 2,731 3,171 5,902

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. ^ South African Languages - Place names
  5. ^ Lookup Tables - Statistics South Africa
  6. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: Rustenburg" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 22 April 2017.
  7. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Rustenburg" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 22 April 2017.

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