Tswaing Local Municipality

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Tswaing
Local municipality
Location in the North West
Location in the North West
Country South Africa
Province North West
District Ngaka Modiri Molema
Seat Delareyville
Wards 15
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Manketse Tlhape
Area
 • Total 5,966 km2 (2,303 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 124,218
 • Density 21/km2 (54/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 92.4%
 • Coloured 1.4%
 • Indian/Asian 0.3%
 • White 5.6%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Tswana 83.5%
 • Afrikaans 6.8%
 • Sotho 2.5%
 • Xhosa 2.2%
 • Other 5%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code NW382

Tswaing Local Municipality is a local Municipality consisting of the towns of Delareyville, Sannieshof and Ottosdal in the Central District Municipality situated in the North West Province of South Africa.

Main places[edit]

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population Most spoken language
Agisanang 60701 1.22 6,138 Tswana
Atamelang 60702 1.67 5,240 Tswana
Bakolobeng 60703 8.25 5,726 Tswana
Barolong Boo Ratlou Ba Ga Seitshwaro 60704 47.41 25,243 Tswana
Bopanang 60705 7.72 16,581 Tswana
Delareyville 60706 4.18 2,717 Tswana
Kopano 60707 1.54 649 Tswana
Letsopa 60708 1.31 11,779 Tswana
Mixed TA 60709 663.59 1,141 Tswana
Ottosdal 60710 2.43 1,264 Tswana
Sannieshof 60711 2.13 1,281 Tswana
Remainder of the municipality 60712 5,224.63 36,379 Tswana

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of twenty-nine members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Fifteen councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in fifteen wards, while the remaining fourteen 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 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 17,180 17,682 34,862 68.2 15 5 20
Democratic Alliance 4,267 4,255 8,522 16.7 0 5 5
Economic Freedom Fighters 2,474 2,392 4,866 9.5 0 3 3
Freedom Front Plus 440 372 812 1.6 0 1 1
Congress of the People 310 259 569 1.1 0 0 0
United Christian Democratic Party 255 290 545 1.1 0 0 0
Forum 4 Service Delivery 122 230 352 0.7 0 0 0
African People's Convention 99 158 257 0.5 0 0 0
African Christian Democratic Party 41 99 140 0.3 0 0 0
Independent 136 136 0.3 0 0
Agang SA 15 35 50 0.1 0 0 0
Total 25,339 25,772 51,111 100.0 15 14 29
Spoilt votes 669 745 1,414

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: Tswaing" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 27 April 2017. 
  6. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Tswaing" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 27 April 2017. 

Coordinates: 26°41′S 25°28′E / 26.683°S 25.467°E / -26.683; 25.467