Ditsobotla Local Municipality

Ditsobotla Local Municipality is a local municipality in Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality, North West Province, South Africa. The seat of local municipality is Lichtenburg.

Ditsobotla

Seal
Location in the North West
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceNorth West
DistrictNgaka Modiri Molema
SeatLichtenburg
Wards21
Government
  TypeMunicipal council
  MayorDaniel Buthelezi
Area
  Total6,465 km2 (2,496 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[2]
  Total168,902
  Density26/km2 (68/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
  Black African89.1%
  Coloured1.9%
  Indian/Asian0.6%
  White8.2%
First languages (2011)
  Tswana78.6%
  Afrikaans9.8%
  Xhosa3.0%
  English2.4%
  Other6.2%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Municipal codeNW384

Main places

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

PlaceCodeArea (km2)PopulationMost spoken language
Bakwena Ba Ga Serobatse609012.371,392Tswana
Banogeng609020.72502Tswana
Boikhutso609032.2216,914Tswana
Coligny609043.507,000Tswana
Ga-Raphalane6090626.3424,104Tswana
Itekeng609070.352,591Tswana
Itsoseng609087.6222,879Tswana
Kopano609096.788,325Tswana
Lichtenburg6091087.1311,927Afrikaans
Mosiane609111.731,056Tswana
Tlhabologang609120.635,852Tswana
Remainder of the municipality609056,325.4945,059Tswana

Politics

The municipal council consists of forty members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Twenty councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in twenty wards, while the remaining twenty 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-five seats on the council. The following table shows the results of the election.[5][6]

PartyVotesSeats
WardListTotal%WardListTotal
African National Congress 22,20122,26244,46361.718725
Democratic Alliance 6,4316,49512,92617.9257
Economic Freedom Fighters 4,2384,3498,58711.9055
Freedom Front Plus 9269331,8592.6011
Forum 4 Service Delivery 7777351,5122.1011
African Christian Democratic Party 4424488901.2011
African People's Convention 2473295760.8000
Independent 4494490.600
Congress of the People 1862414270.6000
United Christian Democratic Party 1792394180.6000
Total 36,07636,03172,107100.0202040
Spoilt votes 8668761,742

In a by-election held on 25 April 2018, a ward previously held by an ANC councillor was won by the EFF candidate.[7] Council composition was reconfigured as seen below:

Party WardPR listTotal
African National Congress 17724
Democratic Alliance 257
Economic Freedom Fighters 156
African Christian Democratic Party 011
Forum 4 Service Delivery 011
Freedom Front Plus 011
Total 202040

References

  1. "Contact list: Executive Mayors". Government Communication & Information System. Archived from the original on 14 July 2010. Retrieved 22 February 2012.
  2. "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: Ditsobotla" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  6. "Seat Calculation Detail: Ditsobotla" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  7. "EFF takes seat from ANC in North West by-election". News24. 26 April 2018.

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