Ratlou Local Municipality

Ratlou Local Municipality (formerly Setla-Kgobi Local Municipality) is a local municipality in Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality, North West Province, South Africa.


Location in the North West
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceNorth West
DistrictNgaka Modiri Molema
  TypeMunicipal council
  MayorFrancisco Ntwe
  Total4,884 km2 (1,886 sq mi)
  Density22/km2 (57/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
  Black African98.2%
First languages (2011)
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Municipal codeNW381

Main places

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

PlaceCodeArea (km2)PopulationMost spoken language
Barolong Ba Ga Makgobi60601309.222,141Tswana
Barolong Ba Ga Molefe Ba Moata60602266.7012,725Tswana
Barolong Boo Rashidi6060356.3342Tswana
Barolong Boo Ratlou Ba Ga Phoi60604650.2771,190Tswana
Batlharo Ba Ga Masibi60605952.2615,825Tswana
Remainder of the municipality606062,303.382,404Tswana


The municipal council consists of twenty-eight members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Fourteen councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in fourteen 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]

African National Congress 18,07918,13036,20970.014620
Economic Freedom Fighters 2,8252,8605,68511.0033
Forum 4 Service Delivery 1,6341,3022,9365.7022
Democratic Alliance 1,4571,4572,9145.6022
United Christian Democratic Party 9001,0071,9073.7011
Congress of the People 3176079241.8000
African Christian Democratic Party 3313236541.3000
Independent 2972970.600
Inkatha Freedom Party 791382170.4000
Total 25,91925,82451,743100.0141428
Spoilt votes 6738731,546


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

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