Mahikeng Local Municipality

Mahikeng Local Municipality is a local municipality in Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality, Capital City of North West Province, South Africa. Mahikeng is a Setswana name meaning "place of rocks".[4]

Mahikeng

Seal
Location in the North West
Coordinates: 25°55′S 25°40′E
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceNorth West
DistrictNgaka Modiri Molema
SeatMahikeng
Wards31
Government
  TypeMunicipal council
  MayorBetty Diakanyo
Area
  Total3,698 km2 (1,428 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[2]
  Total291,527
  Density79/km2 (200/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
  Black African95.5%
  Coloured2.3%
  Indian/Asian0.8%
  White1.3%
First languages (2011)
  Tswana78.4%
  English4.6%
  Xhosa3.9%
  Sotho3.5%
  Other9.6%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Municipal codeNW383

Main places

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

PlaceCodeArea (km2)PopulationMost spoken language
Bafokeng Ba Ga Moraka608010.59792Tswana
Bakwena Ba Ga Molopyane608023.194,342Tswana
Banogeng6080314.150-
Barolong Boo Rapulana6080427.125,734Tswana
Barolong Boo Ratshidi Part 160805390.9445,751Tswana
Barolong Boo Ratshidi Part 260809458.7172,665Tswana
Barolong Boo Ratshidi Part 36080622.731,154Tswana
Barolong Boo Ratshidi Part 36081024.041,013Tswana
Barolong Boo Ratshidi Part 46080739.411,463Tswana
Barolong Boo Ratshidi Part 560811141.8936,599Tswana
Barolong Boo Ratshidi Part 66080831.752,666Tswana
Batloung Ba Ga Shole608125.438,434Tswana
Floorspar Mine608131.90148Tswana
Kopano60814161.4917,041Tswana
Madikwe Part 160815102.28151Tswana
Madikwe Part 2608220.83347Tswana
Mahikeng Part 16081615.4414,923Tswana
Mahikeng Part 360824105.41296Tswana
Mmabatho Part 16081715.0227,680Tswana
Mmabatho Part 260825344.5663Tswana
Montshioa608182.688,939Tswana
Rooigrond608192.55286Tswana
Slurry608202.95540Tswana
Wintershoek608211.3642Afrikaans/Tswana
Remainder of the municipality
(Mafikeng Part 2)
608231,777.218,433Tswana

Politics

The municipal council consists of sixty-nine members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Thirty-five councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in thirty-five wards, while the remaining thirty-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 forty-three seats on the council.

The following table shows the results of the election.[6][7]

PartyVotesSeats
WardListTotal%WardListTotal
African National Congress 40,04839,81479,86261.035843
Economic Freedom Fighters 11,09012,04323,13317.701212
Democratic Alliance 6,4986,66813,16610.1077
Forum 4 Service Delivery 2,8932,8995,7924.4033
United Christian Democratic Party 1,6301,7023,3322.5022
African Christian Democratic Party 7697691,5381.2011
Independent 1,5241,5241.200
Congress of the People 2646979610.7011
South African Political Party 2833866690.5000
Freedom Front Plus 2372284650.4000
United Democratic Movement 1372133500.3000
Pan Africanist Congress 1091090.1000
Total 64,48264,419130,901100.0353469
Spoilt votes 1,4151,6493,064

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. South African Languages - Place names
  5. Lookup Tables - Statistics South Africa
  6. "Results Summary – All Ballots: Mafikeng" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 1 May 2017.
  7. "Seat Calculation Detail: Mafikeng" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 1 May 2017.
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