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 3 August 2016 the African National Congress (ANC) won a majority of seventeen seats on the council.

The following table shows the results of the 2016 election.[5][6]

Party Votes Seats
Ward List Total % Ward List Total
African National Congress 16,722 17,000 33,722 62.0 11 6 17
Democratic Alliance 6,556 6,606 13,162 24.2 3 4 7
Economic Freedom Fighters 1,963 2,016 3,979 7.3 0 2 2
Bushbuckridge Residents Association 459 763 1,222 2.3 0 1 1
Freedom Front Plus 463 487 950 1.8 0 0 0
Independent 515 515 1.0 0 0
African People's Convention 143 132 275 0.5 0 0 0
Pan Africanist Congress 103 97 200 0.4 0 0 0
Congress of the People 99 72 171 0.3 0 0 0
African Christian Democratic Party 71 94 165 0.3 0 0 0
Total 27,094 27,267 54,361 100.0 14 13 27
Spoilt votes 613 425 1,038

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: Thaba Chweu" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 22 March 2017. 
  6. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Thaba Chweu" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 22 March 2017. 

External links[edit]

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