Phokwane Local Municipality

Phokwane Local Municipality is an administrative area in the Frances Baard District of the Northern Cape in South Africa. The name means "lamb" in Setswana.[4]

Phokwane
Official seal of Phokwane
Seal
Location in the Northern Cape
Location in the Northern Cape
Coordinates: 27°50′S 24°50′E / 27.833°S 24.833°E / -27.833; 24.833Coordinates: 27°50′S 24°50′E / 27.833°S 24.833°E / -27.833; 24.833
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceNorthern Cape
DistrictFrances Baard
SeatHartswater
Wards10
Government
 • TypeMunicipal council
 • MayorVuyisile Khen
Area
 • Total834 km2 (322 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[2]
 • Total63,000
 • Density76/km2 (200/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African81.9%
 • Coloured11.0%
 • Indian/Asian0.4%
 • White6.3%
First languages (2011)
 • Tswana66.6%
 • Afrikaans18.9%
 • Xhosa5.6%
 • English3.9%
 • Other5%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Municipal codeNC094

Main placesEdit

The 2011 census divided the municipality into the following main places:[5]

Place Code Area (km2) Population
Banksdrif 386001 1.1 505
Ganspan 386006 1.2 2,301
Hartswater 386003 10.8 10,465
Jan Kempdorp 386005 19.1 24,220
Pampierstad 386004 10.4 21,707
Remainder 386002 791.3 3,802
Total 833.9 63,000

PoliticsEdit

The municipal council consists of nineteen members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Ten councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in ten wards, while the remaining nine 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 twelve seats on the council. The following table shows the results of the election.[6][7]

Party Votes Seats
Ward List Total % Ward List Total
African National Congress 11,069 10,876 21,945 60.4 9 3 12
Democratic Alliance 3,172 3,190 6,362 17.5 1 2 3
Economic Freedom Fighters 2,428 2,339 4,767 13.1 0 3 3
African Independent Congress 569 730 1,299 3.6 0 1 1
Azanian People's Organisation 374 343 717 2.0 0 0 0
Freedom Front Plus 341 342 683 1.9 0 0 0
Congress of the People 285 274 559 1.5 0 0 0
Total 18,238 18,094 36,332 100.0 10 9 19
Spoilt votes 484 452 1,026

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. ^ South African Languages - Place names
  5. ^ "Phokwane Local Municipality". Census 2011.
  6. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: Phokwane" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 21 June 2017.
  7. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Phokwane" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 21 June 2017.

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