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 "small Billy goat" in Setswana.[4]

Phokwane
Official seal of Phokwane
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 1 November 2021 the African National Congress (ANC) won a majority of ten seats on the council.[6][7] The following table shows the results of the election.

Phokwane local election, 1 November 2021
Party Votes Seats
Ward List Total % Ward List Total
African National Congress 7,509 7,486 14,995 47.2% 10 0 10
Economic Freedom Fighters 3,679 3,746 7,425 23.4% 0 4 4
Democratic Alliance 1,833 1,858 3,691 11.6% 0 2 2
Freedom Front Plus 931 901 1,832 5.8% 0 1 1
Phokwane Service Delivery Forum 498 571 1,069 3.4% 0 1 1
Forum for Service Delivery 338 404 742 2.3% 0 1 1
Patriotic Front of Azania 294 408 702 2.2% 0 0 0
Patriotic Alliance 167 216 383 1.2% 0 0 0
Independent candidates 372 372 1.2% 0 0
Azanian People's Organisation 144 148 292 0.9% 0 0 0
African People First 111 111 0.3% 0 0
African Christian Democratic Party 48 56 104 0.3% 0 0 0
United Christian Democratic Party 34 35 69 0.2% 0 0 0
Total 15,958 15,829 31,787 10 9 19
Valid votes 15,958 15,829 31,787 97.3%
Spoilt votes 455 442 897 2.7%
Total votes cast 16,413 16,271 32,684
Voter turnout 16,440
Registered voters 32,409
Turnout percentage 50.7%

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" (PDF). Electoral Commission of South Africa. 8 November 2021. Retrieved 12 November 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail" (PDF). Electoral Commission of South Africa. 8 November 2021. Retrieved 12 November 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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