Mantsopa Local Municipality

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Mantsopa
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Seal
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Location in the Free State
Country South Africa
Province Free State
District Thabo Mofutsanyane
Seat Ladybrand
Wards 9
Government
[1]
  Type Municipal council
  MayorSello Dennis Ntsepe
Area
  Total4,291 km2 (1,657 sq mi)
Population
 (2011) [2]
  Total51,056
  Density12/km2 (31/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
[2]
   Black African 88.4%
   Coloured 3.9%
   Indian/Asian 0.6%
   White 6.6%
First languages (2011)
[3]
   Sotho 82.1%
   Afrikaans 9.8%
   English 4.1%
   Sign language 1.4%
  Other2.6%
Time zone UTC+2 (SAST)
Municipal codeFS196

Mantsopa Local Municipality is a local municipality in the Thabo Mofutsanyana District of the Free State in South Africa.

In South Africa, a local municipality or Category B municipality is a type of municipality that serves as the third, and most local, tier of local government. Each district municipality is divided into a number of local municipalities, and responsibility for municipal affairs is divided between the district and local municipalities. There are 226 local municipalities in South Africa.

Thabo Mofutsanyana District Municipality District municipality in Free State, South Africa

Thabo Mofutsanyana is one of the 5 districts of the Free State province of South Africa. The seat of Thabo Mofutsanyana is Witsieshoek. The majority of its 725 932 people speak Sesotho. The district code is DC19

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Origin of the name

Mantsopa was a sister to King Moshoeshoe who banished her from the Kingdom when he suspected that her powers were greater than his. When she arrived at Modderpoort there were no houses and she stayed in a cave. In 1886 a group of men called The Brotherhood of St Augustine arrived at Modderpoort, and Mantsopa accommodated them in her cave. The missionaries decided to stay and they turned the cave into a chapel. Mantsopa later joined the church and was baptised and given the name Anna. Mantsopa's grave continues to be visited and offerings are still placed on or near it. [4]

Moshoeshoe I King of Lesotho

Moshoeshoe was born at Menkhoaneng in the northern part of present-day Lesotho. He was the first son of Mokhachane, a minor chief of the Bamokoteli lineage- a branch of the Koena (crocodile) clan. In his early childhood, he helped his father gain power over some other smaller clans. At the age of 34 Moshoeshoe formed his own clan and became a chief. He and his followers settled at the Butha-Buthe Mountain.

Modderpoort

Modderpoort, also known as Lekhalong la Bo Tau or ‘The Pass of the Lions’, is the site in the eastern Free State, South Africa, where the Anglican Missionary Brotherhood, the Brotherhood of St Augustine of Hippo, was established by Bishop Edward Twells in the late 1860s. It is also associated with the BaSotho prophetess Mantsopa, while the ‘sacred landscape’ in the vicinity includes San rock painting sites.

The Brotherhood of St Augustine of Hippo was an Anglican brotherhood founded in the Orange Free State, South Africa in 1867, and was based at Modderpoort from 1869, in the Diocese of Bloemfontein.

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
Borwa 40601 0.423,294 Sotho
Dipeleng 40602 0.15822Sotho
Excelsior 40603 11.37485 Afrikaans
Hobhouse 40604 11.792,589Sotho
Ladybrand 40605 43.054,214Afrikaans
Mahalatswetsa 40606 1.644,881Sotho
Manyatseng 40608 2.6414,177Sotho
Thaba Phatswa 40609 2.17434Afrikaans
Thusanong 40610 0.562,989Sotho
Tweespruit 40611 3.041,056Sotho
Remainder of the municipality 40607 4,213.0820,377Sotho

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 eleven 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 9,9169,89519,81166.18311
Democratic Alliance 2,8172,8345,65118.9123
Economic Freedom Fighters 1,7231,5513,27410.9022
Congress of the People 3283316592.2011
Freedom Front Plus 1501322820.9000
African People's Convention 511241750.6000
United Residents Front 78501280.4000
Total15,06314,91729,980100.09817
Spoilt votes257247504

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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: Mantsopa" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 25 December 2016.
  7. "Seat Calculation Detail: Mantsopa" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 25 December 2016.

Coordinates: 29°11′40″S27°27′22″E / 29.19444°S 27.45611°E / -29.19444; 27.45611

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