Phumelela Local Municipality

Phumelela Local Municipality is an administrative area in the Thabo Mofutsanyane District of the Free State in South Africa. The name "Phumelela" means "to succeed" in isiZulu.[4]

Phumelela
Official seal of Phumelela
Seal
Location in the Free State
Location in the Free State
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceFree State
DistrictThabo Mofutsanyane
SeatVrede
Wards8
Government
 • TypeMunicipal council
 • MayorTlokotsi John Motaung
Area
 • Total8,183 km2 (3,159 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[2]
 • Total47,772
 • Density5.8/km2 (15/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African91.6%
 • Coloured0.4%
 • Indian/Asian0.3%
 • White7.3%
First languages (2011)
 • Zulu56.0%
 • Sotho32.4%
 • Afrikaans7.5%
 • English1.2%
 • Other2.9%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Municipal codeFS195

Main placesEdit

The 2001 census divided the municipality into the following main places:[5]

Place Code Area (km2) Population Most spoken language
Memel 41601 6.56 469 Afrikaans
Thembalihle 41603 2.33 15,952 Zulu
Vrede 41604 54.69 1,482 Afrikaans
Warden 41605 11.84 1,063 Afrikaans
Zamani 41606 4.28 5,008 Zulu
Zenzeleni 41607 5.15 5,720 Zulu
Remainder of the municipality 41602 7,463.21 21,209 Zulu

PoliticsEdit

The municipal council consists of fifteen members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Eight councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in eight wards, while the remaining seven 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
ANC 11,474 11,544 23,018 77.2 8 4 12
Democratic Alliance 2,074 2,112 4,186 14.1 0 2 2
Economic Freedom Fighters 802 751 1,553 5.2 0 1 1
Freedom Front Plus 492 510 1,002 3.4 0 0 0
Independent 44 44 0.1 0 0
Total 14,886 14,917 29,803 100.0 8 7 15
Spoilt votes 364 345 709

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. ^ Lookup Tables - Statistics South Africa
  6. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: Phumelela" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 25 December 2016.
  7. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Phumelela" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 25 December 2016.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 27°25′48″S 29°09′36″E / 27.43000°S 29.16000°E / -27.43000; 29.16000