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
Official seal of Ditsobotla
Location in the North West
Location in the North West
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceNorth West
DistrictNgaka Modiri Molema
SeatLichtenburg
Wards21
Government
 • TypeMunicipal council
 • MayorTsholofelo Moreo
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 placesEdit

The 2001 census divided the municipality into the following main places:[3]

Place Code Area (km2) Population Most spoken language
Bakwena Ba Ga Serobatse 60901 2.37 1,392 Tswana
Banogeng 60902 0.72 502 Tswana
Boikhutso 60903 2.22 16,914 Tswana
Coligny 60904 3.50 2,271 Afrikaans
Ga-Raphalane 60906 26.34 24,104 Tswana
Itekeng 60907 0.35 2,591 Tswana
Itsoseng 60908 7.62 22,879 Tswana
Kopano 60909 6.78 8,325 Tswana
Lichtenburg 60910 87.13 11,927 Afrikaans
Mosiane 60911 1.73 1,056 Tswana
Tlhabologang 60912 0.63 5,852 Tswana
Remainder of the municipality 60905 6,325.49 45,059 Tswana

PoliticsEdit

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.[4][5]

Party Votes Seats
Ward List Total % Ward List Total
African National Congress 22,201 22,262 44,463 61.7 18 7 25
Democratic Alliance 6,431 6,495 12,926 17.9 2 5 7
EFF 4,238 4,349 8,587 11.9 0 5 5
Freedom Front Plus 926 933 1,859 2.6 0 1 1
Forum 4 Service Delivery 777 735 1,512 2.1 0 1 1
ACDP 442 448 890 1.2 0 1 1
African People's Convention 247 329 576 0.8 0 0 0
Independent 449 449 0.6 0 0
COPE 186 241 427 0.6 0 0 0
United Christian Democratic Party 179 239 418 0.6 0 0 0
Total 36,076 36,031 72,107 100.0 20 20 40
Spoilt votes 866 876 1,742

In a by-election held on 25 April 2018, a ward previously held by an ANC councillor was won by the EFF candidate.[6] Council composition was reconfigured as seen below:

Party Ward PR list Total
African National Congress 17 7 24
Democratic Alliance 2 5 7
EFF 1 5 6
ACDP 0 1 1
Forum 4 Service Delivery 0 1 1
Freedom Front Plus 0 1 1
Total 20 20 40

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Contact list: Executive Mayors". Government Communication & Information System. Archived from the original on 14 July 2010. Retrieved 22 February 2012.
  2. ^ a b c "Statistics by place". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 27 September 2015.
  3. ^ Lookup Tables - Statistics South Africa[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: Ditsobotla" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  5. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Ditsobotla" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  6. ^ "EFF takes seat from ANC in North West by-election". News24. 26 April 2018.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 26°5′S 26°15′E / 26.083°S 26.250°E / -26.083; 26.250