Tokologo Local Municipality

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Tokologo
Local municipality
Official seal of Tokologo
Seal
Location in the Free State
Location in the Free State
Country South Africa
Province Free State
District Lejweleputswa
Seat Boshof
Wards 4
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Boikie David Obotseng
Area
 • Total 9,326 km2 (3,601 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 28,986
 • Density 3.1/km2 (8.0/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 84.5%
 • Coloured 4.6%
 • Indian/Asian 0.7%
 • White 9.9%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Tswana 57.3%
 • Afrikaans 18.7%
 • Xhosa 10.9%
 • Sotho 8.5%
 • Other 4.6%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code FS182

Tokologo Local Municipality is an administrative area in the Lejweleputswa District of the Free State in South Africa. The name is a Setswana word meaning "freedom".[4]

Main places[edit]

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population Most spoken language
Boshof 40801 91.93 3,843 Tswana
Dealesville 40802 0.93 361 Afrikaans
Hertzogville 40803 1.46 438 Afrikaans
Malebogo 40804 1.33 6,409 Tswana
Seretse 40805 0.71 4,465 Tswana
Tswaraganang 40807 0.54 3,270 Tswana
Remainder of the municipality 40806 9,228.76 13,663 Tswana

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of eight members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Four councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in four wards, while the remaining 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 the African National Congress (ANC) won a majority of five seats on the council. The following table shows the results of the election.[6][7]

Party Votes Seats
Ward List Total  % Ward List Total
African National Congress 5,432 5,493 10,925 65.7 4 1 5
Democratic Alliance 1,045 1,072 2,117 12.7 0 1 1
Patriotic Alliance 848 895 1,743 10.5 0 1 1
Economic Freedom Fighters 467 483 950 5.7 0 1 1
Freedom Front Plus 218 235 453 2.7 0 0 0
Congress of the People 163 185 348 2.1 0 0 0
Independent 94 94 0.6 0 0
Total 8,267 8,363 16,630 100.0 4 4 8
Spoilt votes 359 219 578

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. ^ South African Languages - Place names
  5. ^ Lookup Tables - Statistics South Africa
  6. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: Tokologo" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 23 December 2016. 
  7. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Tokologo" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 23 December 2016. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 28°32′31″S 25°14′13″E / 28.54194°S 25.23694°E / -28.54194; 25.23694