Dr JS Moroka Local Municipality

Dr JS Moroka Local Municipality is located in the Nkangala District Municipality of Mpumalanga province, South Africa. The seat of Dr JS Moroka Local Municipality is Siyabuswa.

Dr JS Moroka
Official seal of Dr JS Moroka
Seal
Location in Mpumalanga
Location in Mpumalanga
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceMpumalanga
DistrictNkangala
SeatSiyabuswa
Wards31
Government
 • TypeMunicipal council
 • MayorGrace Tinny Mthimunye
Area
 • Total1,416 km2 (547 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[2]
 • Total249,705
 • Density180/km2 (460/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African99.4%
 • Coloured0.1%
 • Indian/Asian0.3%
 • White0.1%
First languages (2011)
 • Southern Ndebele36.2%
 • Northern Sotho30.7%
 • Tswana17.3%
 • Tsonga5.0%
 • Other10.8%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Municipal codeMP316

Main placesEdit

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population Most spoken language
Dr JS Moroka 81301 186.37 185 Northern Sotho
Kameelpoort 81302 0.93 1,639 Northern Sotho
Mbibana 81303 16.73 6,098 Northern Sotho
Mdutjana 81304 260.44 84,756 Southern Ndebele
Moretele 81305 915.02 112,330 Tswana
Moutse 2 81306 4.40 0 -
Siyabuswa 81307 13.56 26,273 Southern Ndebele
Toitskraal 81308 0.47 207 Southern Ndebele
Vaalbank 81309 3.85 11,818 Northern Sotho

PoliticsEdit

The municipal council consists of sixty-two members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Thirty-one are elected by first-past-the-post voting in thirty-one wards, while the remaining thirty-one 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 2016 election.[5][6]

Party Votes Seats
Ward List Total % Ward List Total
African National Congress 46,379 46,985 93,364 67.8 30 13 43
Economic Freedom Fighters 11,057 10,784 21,841 15.9 0 10 10
Democratic Alliance 4,257 4,432 8,689 6.3 0 4 4
Independent 4,387 4,387 3.2 1 1
African Independent Congress 275 1,438 1,713 1.2 0 1 1
Pan Africanist Congress 675 684 1,359 1.0 0 1 1
Forum 4 Service Delivery 508 531 1,039 0.8 0 1 1
African People's Convention 366 594 960 0.7 0 1 1
Others 1,811 2,535 4,346 3.2 0 0 0
Total 69,715 67,983 137,698 100.0 31 31 62
Spoilt votes 1,505 1,922 3,427

In a by-election held on 8 January 2019, a ward previously held by the ANC was won by an independent candidate.[7] Council composition was reconfigured as seen below:

Party Ward PR list Total
African National Congress 29 13 42
Economic Freedom Fighters 0 10 10
Democratic Alliance 0 4 4
Independent 2 2
African Independent Congress 0 1 1
African People's Convention 0 1 1
Forum 4 Service Delivery 0 1 1
Pan Africanist Congress 0 1 1
Total 31 31 62

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 "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[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: Dr JS Moroka" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  6. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Dr JS Moroka" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  7. ^ "Independent candidate supported by F4SD snatches Mpumalanga ward from ANC". Independent Online. 9 January 2019.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 25°5′S 28°50′E / 25.083°S 28.833°E / -25.083; 28.833