Mafube Local Municipality

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Mafube
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Location in the Free State
Country South Africa
Province Free State
District Fezile Dabi
Seat Frankfort
Wards 9
Government
[1]
  Type Municipal council
  MayorMadala Lewis Ntombela
Area
  Total3,971 km2 (1,533 sq mi)
Population
 (2011) [2]
  Total57,876
  Density15/km2 (38/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
[2]
   Black African 91.9%
   Coloured 0.6%
   Indian/Asian 0.3%
   White 7.0%
First languages (2011)
[3]
   Sotho 64.4%
   Zulu 20.9%
   Afrikaans 8.3%
   Xhosa 1.7%
  Other4.7%
Time zone UTC+2 (SAST)
Municipal codeFS205

Mafube Local Municipality is an administrative area in the Fezile Dabi District of the Free State in South Africa. The name is a Sesotho word meaning "dawning of the new day". [4]

Fezile Dabi District Municipality District municipality in Free State, South Africa

Fezile Dabi District Municipality, formerly known as Northern Free State District Municipality, is one of the 5 districts of Free State province of South Africa. The seat of Northern Free State is Sasolburg. The majority of its 460 289 people speak Sesotho. The district code is DC20.

South Africa Republic in the southernmost part of Africa

South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa (RSA), is the southernmost country in Africa. It is bounded to the south by 2,798 kilometres (1,739 mi) of coastline of Southern Africa stretching along the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans; to the north by the neighbouring countries of Namibia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe; and to the east and northeast by Mozambique and Eswatini (Swaziland); and it surrounds the enclaved country of Lesotho. South Africa is the largest country in Southern Africa and the 25th-largest country in the world by land area and, with over 57 million people, is the world's 24th-most populous nation. It is the southernmost country on the mainland of the Old World or the Eastern Hemisphere. About 80 percent of South Africans are of Bantu ancestry, divided among a variety of ethnic groups speaking different African languages, nine of which have official status. The remaining population consists of Africa's largest communities of European, Asian (Indian), and multiracial (Coloured) ancestry.

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Main places

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

South African National Census of 2001

The National Census of 2001 was the 2nd comprehensive national census of the Republic of South Africa, or Post-Apartheid South Africa. It undertook to enumerate every person present in South Africa on the census night between 9–10 October 2001 at a cost of R987,000,000.

PlaceCodeArea (km2)PopulationMost spoken language
Cornelia 42001 1.951,502 Sotho
Frankfort 42002 32.641,900 Afrikaans
Mafahlaneng 42003 145.685,367Sotho
Namahadi 42005 4.2819,413Sotho
Ntshwanatsatsi 42006 0.361,867Sotho
Qalabotjha 42007 1.9517,244Sotho
Villiers 42008 24.27984Afrikaans
Remainder of the municipality 42004 4,371.529,363Sotho

Politics

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

Mixed-member proportional (MMP) representation is a mixed electoral system in which voters get two votes: one to decide the representative for their single-seat constituency, and one for a political party. Seats in the legislature are filled firstly by the successful constituency candidates, and secondly, by party candidates based on the percentage of nationwide or region-wide votes that each party received. The constituency representatives are elected using first-past-the-post voting (FPTP) or another plurality/majoritarian system. The nationwide or region-wide party representatives are, in most jurisdictions, drawn from published party lists, similar to party-list proportional representation. To gain a nationwide representative, parties may be required to achieve a minimum number of constituency candidates, a minimum percentage of the nationwide party vote, or both.

First-past-the-post voting System of voting

A first-past-the-post electoral system is one in which voters indicate on a ballot the candidate of their choice, and the candidate who receives the most votes wins. This is sometimes described as winner takes all. First-past-the-post voting is a plurality voting method. FPTP is a common, but not universal, feature of electoral systems with single-member electoral divisions, and is practised in close to one third of countries. Notable examples include Canada, India, the United Kingdom, and the United States, as well as most of their current or former colonies and protectorates.

Ward (South Africa) subdivision of municipality in South Africa

In South Africa, wards are geopolitical subdivisions of municipalities used for electoral purposes. Each metropolitan and local municipality is delimited by the Municipal Demarcation Board into half as many wards as there are seats on the municipal council. Each ward then elects one councillor directly, and the remaining councillors are elected from party lists so that the overall party representation is proportional to the proportion of votes received by each party.

PartyVotesSeats
WardListTotal%WardListTotal
African National Congress 12,19112,18724,37875.68513
Democratic Alliance 2,1612,1724,33313.5112
Economic Freedom Fighters 1,0611,0712,1326.6011
Freedom Front Plus 4514629132.8011
Congress of the People 1692994681.5000
Total16,03316,19132,224100.09817
Spoilt votes345325670

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References

  1. "Contact list: Executive Mayors". Government Communication & Information System. Archived from the original on 14 July 2010. Retrieved 22 February 2012.
  2. 1 2 "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 [ permanent dead link ]
  6. "Results Summary – All Ballots: Mafube" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 26 December 2016.
  7. "Seat Calculation Detail: Mafube" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 26 December 2016.

Coordinates: 27°17′S28°31′E / 27.283°S 28.517°E / -27.283; 28.517

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