Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality

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Mangaung
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Location in the Free State
Country South Africa
Province Free State
Seat Bloemfontein
Wards 50
Government
[1]
  Type Municipal council
  Mayor Lebohang Masoetsa (acting) (ANC)
Area
  Total6,284 km2 (2,426 sq mi)
Population
 (2011) [2]
  Total747,431
  Density120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
[2]
   Black African 83.3%
   Coloured 5.0%
   Indian/Asian 0.4%
   White 11.0%
First languages (2011)
[3]
   Sotho 53.3%
   Afrikaans 16.2%
   Tswana 12.6%
   Xhosa 9.9%
  Other8%
Time zone UTC+2 (SAST)
Municipal codeMAN

Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality is a metropolitan municipality which governs Bloemfontein and surrounding towns in the Free State province of South Africa. Mangaung is a Sesotho name meaning "place of Cheetahs". Legend has it that when the first settlers arrived, they were stunned by the vast plains that were roamed freely by cheetahs.

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Before the municipal elections of 18 May 2011 Mangaung was a local municipality under the Motheo District Municipality. [4] In the election, the ANC won 58 out of 100 seats on the Metro Council, while the Democratic Alliance won 26 seats and COPE won 2 seats.

Main places

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

PlaceCodeArea (km2)PopulationMost spoken language
Barolong Baga Moroka 40501 911.668,556 Sotho
Bloemfontein 40502 287.46111,697 Afrikaans
Botshabelo 40503 228.79175,822Sotho
Mangaung 40504 46.23217,076Sotho
Morago 40505 221.373,941 Tswana
Opkoms 40506 2.8415,397Afrikaans
Peter Swart 40507 1.9710,002Sotho
Rodenbeck 40508 2.057,837Sotho
Sonskyn 40509 0.803,630Sotho
Thaba 'Nchu 40510 216.2367,269Sotho
Remainder of the municipality 40511 4,364.1124,220Sotho

Politics

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

PartyVotesSeats
WardListTotal%WardListTotal
African National Congress 135,351135,294270,64556.5382058
Democratic Alliance 61,87462,449124,32326.0121527
Economic Freedom Fighters 20,38321,07241,4558.7099
Independent 11,84711,8472.500
Freedom Front Plus 4,7764,4119,1871.9022
African Independent Congress 1,5516,5278,0781.7022
Agency for New Agenda 5073,7534,2600.9011
Congress of the People 1,5081,3432,8510.6011
African Christian Democratic Party 9419251,8660.4000
African People's Convention 4165841,0000.2000
United Christian Democratic Party 2766789540.2000
Botshabelo Unemployed Movement 2162885040.1000
Dikwankwetla Party 2742244980.1000
Pan Africanist Congress 2002724720.1000
United Residents Front 2252114360.1000
Azanian Alliance Congress 1372994360.1000
Total240,482238,330478,812100.05050100
Spoilt votes4,0375,2159,252

Mayors of Manguang

The following people have served as the Executive Mayor of the municipality since its founding in 2000:

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