Thaba Chweu Local Municipality

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Thaba Chweu
Local municipality
Official seal of Thaba Chweu
Seal
Location in Mpumalanga
Location in Mpumalanga
Country South Africa
Province Mpumalanga
District Ehlanzeni
Seat Lydenburg
Wards 14
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor M Morobela
Area
 • Total 5,719 km2 (2,208 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 98,387
 • Density 17/km2 (45/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 81.6%
 • Coloured 2.6%
 • Indian/Asian 0.6%
 • White 14.5%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Northern Sotho 36.2%
 • Swazi 17.8%
 • Afrikaans 15.2%
 • Zulu 7.7%
 • Other 23.1%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code MP321

Thaba Chweu Local Municipality, is a municipality of South Africa, located in the Ehlanzeni District Municipality, Mpumalanga.

Main places[edit]

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population Most spoken language
Graskop 81401 1.57 2,326 Afrikaans
Lydenburg 81402 26.12 6,858 Afrikaans
Mashishing 81403 4.19 16,185 Northern Sotho
Pilgrim's Rest 81404 15.28 16,251 Northern Sotho
Sabie 81405 78.81 5,674 Afrikaans
Simile 81406 0.94 6,265 Swazi
Remainder of the municipality 81407 5,553.77 27,679 Northern Sotho

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of twenty-seven members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Fourteen are elected by first-past-the-post voting in fourteen wards, while the remaining thirteen 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 18 May 2011 the African National Congress (ANC) won a majority of twenty seats on the council.

The following table shows the results of the 2011 election.[5][6]

Party Votes Seats
Ward List Total  % Ward List Total
African National Congress 16,998 17,686 34,684 72.6 12 8 20
Democratic Alliance 4,781 4,766 9,547 20.0 2 4 6
Pan Africanist Congress 361 445 806 1.7 0 1 1
Freedom Front Plus 421 366 787 1.7 0 0 0
Congress of the People 359 377 736 1.5 0 0 0
Independent 710 710 1.5 0 0
African People's Convention 257 244 501 1.0 0 0 0
Total 23,887 23,884 47,771 100.0 14 13 27
Spoilt votes 495 524 1,019

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
  5. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: Thaba Chweu" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Thaba Chweu" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 

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Coordinates: 25°5′S 30°35′E / 25.083°S 30.583°E / -25.083; 30.583