Renosterberg Local Municipality

Renosterberg Local Municipality is a local municipality in the Pixley ka Seme District Municipality district of the Northern Cape province of South Africa.

Renosterberg
Official seal of Renosterberg
Seal
Location in the Northern Cape
Location in the Northern Cape
Coordinates: 30°15′S 24°30′E / 30.250°S 24.500°E / -30.250; 24.500Coordinates: 30°15′S 24°30′E / 30.250°S 24.500°E / -30.250; 24.500
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceNorthern Cape
DistrictPixley ka Seme
SeatPetrusville
Wards4
Government
 • TypeMunicipal council
 • MayorAngelina Jack
Area
 • Total5,527 km2 (2,134 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[2]
 • Total10,978
 • Density2.0/km2 (5.1/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African32.9%
 • Coloured57.4%
 • Indian/Asian0.5%
 • White8.6%
First languages (2011)
 • Afrikaans71.4%
 • Xhosa24.0%
 • English1.5%
 • Sotho1.3%
 • Other1.8%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Municipal codeNC075

Main placesEdit

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population Most spoken language
Lukhanyisweni 31101 1.05 716 Xhosa
Petrusville 31102 59.20 2,768 Afrikaans
Phillipstown 31103 1.83 2,062 Afrikaans
Thembinkosi 31105 0.21 816 Xhosa
Vanderkloof 31106 5.92 1,011 Afrikaans
Remainder of the municipality 31104 5,461.75 1,698 Afrikaans

PoliticsEdit

The municipal council consists of seven members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Four councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in four wards, while the remaining three 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 four seats on the council. The following table shows the results of the election.[5][6]

Party Votes Seats
Ward List Total % Ward List Total
ANC 2,311 2,281 4,592 52.2 2 2 4
Democratic Alliance 1,838 1,835 3,673 41.7 2 1 3
Economic Freedom Fighters 185 207 392 4.5 0 0 0
Freedom Front Plus 67 75 142 1.6 0 0 0
Total 4,401 4,398 8,799 100.0 4 3 7
Spoilt votes 94 69 163

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
  5. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: Renosterberg" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 8 June 2017.
  6. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Renosterberg" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 8 June 2017.

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