Ramotshere Moiloa Local Municipality

Ramotshere Moiloa Local Municipality (formerly Zeerust Local Municipality) is a local municipality in Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality, North West Province, South Africa. The seat of local municipality is Zeerust.

Ramotshere Moiloa

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Location in the North West
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceNorth West
DistrictNgaka Modiri Molema
SeatZeerust
Wards20
Government
  TypeMunicipal council
  MayorMoji Peter Pilane
Area
  Total7,193 km2 (2,777 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[2]
  Total150,713
  Density21/km2 (54/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
  Black African94.4%
  Coloured0.9%
  Indian/Asian0.7%
  White3.8%
First languages (2011)
  Tswana86.0%
  Afrikaans4.5%
  English3.8%
  Zulu1.2%
  Other4.5%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Municipal codeNW385

Main places

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

PlaceCodeArea (km2)PopulationMost spoken language
Bahurutshe Ba Ga Gopane61001485.8619,067Tswana
Bahurutshe Ba Ga Le-Ncoe61002260.439,743Tswana
Bahurutshe Ba Ga Moilwa61003920.2448,517Tswana
Bahurutshe Ba Ga Mokgoswa6100499.471,474Tswana
Bahurutshe Ba Ga Mothogae6100531.64123Tswana
Bahurutshe Ba Ga Suping61006178.152,794Tswana
Bahurutshe Bo Manyane61007155.265,205Tswana
Banabakae6100843.018,555Tswana
Ikageleng610091.366,562Tswana
Leeufontein6101010.855,685Tswana
Madikwe Part 1610113.611,191Tswana
Madikwe Part 2610162.90985Tswana
Marico Nature Reserve6101218.76352Tswana
Mixed TA61013144.320-
Welbedacht610145.815,993Tswana
Zeerust6101711.026,393Afrikaans
Remainder of the municipality610154,818.7714,795Tswana

Politics

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

PartyVotesSeats
WardListTotal%WardListTotal
African National Congress 21,20721,34942,55660.419423
Economic Freedom Fighters 5,0425,09410,13614.4066
Are Ageng Afrika 2,9483,0485,9968.5033
Democratic Alliance 2,0862,3244,4106.3022
United Christian Democratic Party 9161,0511,9672.8011
Independent 1,5081,5082.100
Agang SA 5065741,0801.5011
Working-Together Political Party 4925049961.4011
Freedom Front Plus 4564649201.3011
Azanian People's Organisation 2132644770.7000
African Christian Democratic Party 2082244320.6000
Total 35,58234,89670,478100.0191938
Spoilt votes 8018431,644

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: Ramotshere Moiloa" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 4 May 2017.
  6. "Seat Calculation Detail: Ramotshere Moiloa" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 4 May 2017.

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