Ramotshere Moiloa Local Municipality
Ramotshere Moiloa Local Municipality (formerly Zeerust Local Municipality) is a local municipality in the Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality, North West Province, South Africa. The seat of local municipality is Zeerust.
Location in the North West
|District||Ngaka Modiri Molema|
|• Type||Municipal council|
|• Mayor||Moji Peter Pilane|
|• Total||7,193 km2 (2,777 sq mi)|
|• Density||21/km2 (54/sq mi)|
|Racial makeup (2011)|
|• Black African||94.4%|
|First languages (2011)|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (SAST)|
The municipality is named after Kgosi Abram Ramotshere Moiloa, a key figure in the Bahurutshe resistance of the 1950s. Kgosi Moiloa was banished by the Apartheid Government in 1957 after he refused to enforce the carrying of passbooks by Hurutshe women as obliged by apartheid law. The women of Dinokana had largely refused to carry the passbooks, and Kgosi Moiloa had supported their decision. At the first meeting held by the native commissioner, 1000 women gathered but only 70 passbooks were taken out, Kgosi Moiloa was deposed a week later. His banishment order was revoked on 1 January 1971. Today, in acknowledgment of his contributions to the struggle for democracy the local municipality bears his name.
|Place||Code||Area (km2)||Population||Most spoken language|
|Bahurutshe Ba Ga Gopane||61001||485.86||19,067||Tswana|
|Bahurutshe Ba Ga Le-Ncoe||61002||260.43||9,743||Tswana|
|Bahurutshe Ba Ga Moilwa||61003||920.24||48,517||Tswana|
|Bahurutshe Ba Ga Mokgoswa||61004||99.47||1,474||Tswana|
|Bahurutshe Ba Ga Mothogae||61005||31.64||123||Tswana|
|Bahurutshe Ba Ga Suping||61006||178.15||2,794||Tswana|
|Bahurutshe Bo Manyane||61007||155.26||5,205||Tswana|
|Madikwe Part 1||61011||3.61||1,191||Tswana|
|Madikwe Part 2||61016||2.90||985||Tswana|
|Marico Nature Reserve||61012||18.76||352||Tswana|
|Remainder of the municipality||61015||4,818.77||14,795||Tswana|
The municipal council consists of thirty-eight members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Nineteen councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in nineteen wards, while the remaining nineteen 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-three seats on the council. The following table shows the results of the election.
|Are Ageng Afrika||2,948||3,048||5,996||8.5||0||3||3|
|United Christian Democratic Party||916||1,051||1,967||2.8||0||1||1|
|Working-Together Political Party||492||504||996||1.4||0||1||1|
|Freedom Front Plus||456||464||920||1.3||0||1||1|
|Azanian People's Organisation||213||264||477||0.7||0||0||0|
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- Lookup Tables - Statistics South Africa
- "Results Summary – All Ballots: Ramotshere Moiloa" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 4 May 2017.
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