Ward (South Africa)

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Map of the wards into which South Africa is divided

In South Africa, wards are geopolitical subdivisions of municipalities used for electoral purposes. Each metropolitan and local municipality is delimited by the Municipal Demarcation Board into half as many wards as there are seats on the municipal council (rounding up if there are an odd number of seats). Each ward then elects one councillor directly, and the remaining councillors are elected from party lists so that the overall party balance is proportional to the proportion of votes received by each party.

After the 2016 municipal elections, there are 4,392 wards in South Africa.[1]


  1. ^ Merten, Marianne (2 August 2016). "LGE 2016: #Ivoted, the Numbers and the Rules". Daily Maverick. Retrieved 7 August 2016.

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