Makhado Local Municipality

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Makhado
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Map of Limpopo with Makhado highlighted.svg
Location in Limpopo
Country South Africa
Province Limpopo
District Vhembe
Seat Louis Trichardt
Wards 38
Government
[1]
  Type Municipal council
  MayorMavhungu Luruli
Area
  Total8,300 km2 (3,200 sq mi)
Population
 (2011) [2]
  Total516,031
  Density62/km2 (160/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
[2]
   Black African 97.3%
   Coloured 0.2%
   Indian/Asian 0.4%
   White 2.0%
First languages (2011)
[2]
   Venda 68.1%
   Tsonga 22.1%
   Northern Sotho 2.6%
   Afrikaans 2.2%
  Other5%
Time zone UTC+2 (SAST)
Municipal codeLIM344

Makhado Local Municipality is located in the Vhembe District Municipality of Limpopo province, South Africa. The seat of Makhado Local Municipality Louis Trichardt. [3]

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Main places

The 2001 census divided the municipality into the following main places: The population census is just an estimate, there are close to 1-million Tsonga speakers in Gauteng alone, as well as close to 300 000 Venda speakers, also in Gauteng, who are there for work purposes only and have their homes in Limpopo, both the Tsonga and the Venda population are larger should the census count be done during December holiday. [4]

PlaceCodeArea (km2)PopulationMost spoken language
Bungeni 90801 20.6718,192 Tsonga
Davhana 90802 60.936,361 Venda
Dzanani 90803 650.7075,746Venda
Funyufunyu 90804 2.863,580Venda
Hlanganani 90805 181.1411,156Venda
Khomanani 90806 17.4514,337Tsonga
Kutama 90807 150.4424,688Venda
Louis Trichardt 90808 21.1811,014English, Venda, Tsonga
Madombidzha 90809 0.39806Venda
Madzivhandila 90810 9.7713,051Venda
Maelula 90811 2.805,652Venda
Magadani 90812 1.591,875Venda
Makushu 90814 0.691,207Venda
Masakona 90815 73.397,033Venda
Mashamba 90816 89.7613,898Venda
Mashau 90817 71.0424,794Venda
Masia 90818 120.318,689Venda
Mkhensani 90819 12.6816,210Tsonga
Mudimeli 90820 1.823,055Venda
Muila 90821 5.635,006 Northern Sotho
Mukhari 90822 24.4920,007Tsonga
Mulambilu 90823 2.783,307Venda
Mulima 90824 288.9917,245Venda
Ndouvhada 90825 1.661,427Venda
Nesengani 90826 7.8912,235Venda
Nthabalala 90827 161.9615,665Venda
Rabali 90828 6.208,701Venda
Ramalamula 90829 36.485,924Venda
Ribungwani 90830 4.933,071Tsonga
Rungulani 90831 6.057,043Tsonga
Sinthumule 90832 72.2847,472Venda
Soutpansberg 90833 18.817,512Tsonga
Tiyani 90834 11.7511,620Tsonga
Tshikota 90835 42.884,099Venda
Tshimbupfe 90836 107.8917,538Venda
Tshiovhe 90837 3.932,770Venda
Vuwani 90838 13.5819,770Venda
Remainder of the municipality 90813 6,262.9025,319Tsonga

Politics

The municipal council consists of seventy-five members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Thirty-eight councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in thirty-eight wards, while the remaining thirty-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 fifty-six seats on the council. The following table shows the results of the election. [5] [6]

PartyVotesSeats
WardListTotal %WardListTotal
ANC 61,22161,878123,09974.6371956
Democratic Alliance 9,4469,27218,71811.3189
EFF 7,1057,34314,4488.8077
Ximoko Party 8038141,6171.0011
COPE 8757021,5771.0011
ACDP 8206431,4630.9011
Independent 1,1401,1400.700
Others1,1941,6982,8921.8000
Total82,60482,350164,954100.0383775
Spoilt votes9641,1222,086

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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 3 "Statistics by place". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 27 September 2015.
  3. "Public to have say in Makhado name change".
  4. Lookup Tables - Statistics South Africa [ permanent dead link ]
  5. "Results Summary – All Ballots: Makhado" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 15 January 2017.
  6. "Seat Calculation Detail: Makhado" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 15 January 2017.

Coordinates: 23°0′S29°45′E / 23.000°S 29.750°E / -23.000; 29.750