Moqhaka Local Municipality

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Moqhaka
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Location in the Free State
Country South Africa
Province Free State
District Fezile Dabi
Seat Kroonstad
Wards 25
Government
[1]
  Type Municipal council
  MayorCllr. M. Mokgosi
  Municipal ManagerMr. S.M Mqwathi
Area
  Total7,925 km2 (3,060 sq mi)
Population
 (2011) [2]
  Total160,532
  Density20/km2 (52/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
[2]
   Black African 87.2%
   Coloured 2.9%
   Indian/Asian 0.3%
   White 9.3%
First languages (2011)
[3]
   Sotho 74.6%
   Afrikaans 13.6%
   Xhosa 3.9%
   English 2.5%
  Other5.4%
Time zone UTC+2 (SAST)
Municipal codeFS201

Moqhaka is a municipality in the Fezile Dabi District, Free State Province, South Africa. [4] In 2001 the population was 267 881 with a total area of 7925 km ². The seat of local government is Kroonstad. [5] The community name is the South-Sotho-word for "crown". [6]

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Main places

The 2001 census divided the municipality into the following main places: [7]

PlaceCodeArea (km2)PopulationMost spoken language
Kroonstad 41701 232.0423,992 Afrikaans
Maokeng 41702 12.6267,929 Sotho
Matlwangtlwang 41703 1.596,441Sotho
Rammulutsi 41705 4.0324,578Sotho
Steynsrus 41706 1.661,192Afrikaans
Vaal Reefs Mine 41707 12.045,050Sotho
Vierfontein 41708 2.84832Afrikaans
Viljoenskroon 41709 13.732,514Afrikaans
Remainder of the municipality 41704 7,619.3835,362Sotho

Politics

The municipal council consists of forty-five members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Twenty-three councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in twenty-three wards, while the remaining twenty-two 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 twenty-seven seats on the council. The following table shows the results of the election. [8] [9]

PartyVotesSeats
WardListTotal%WardListTotal
African National Congress 25,18825,08450,27260.120727
Democratic Alliance 10,35010,39720,74724.83811
Economic Freedom Fighters 3,3013,4516,7528.1044
Freedom Front Plus 1,4621,3692,8313.4022
Congress of the People 8828191,7012.0011
African People's Convention 1272323590.4000
African Christian Democratic Party 1701753450.4000
Pan Africanist Congress 1711553260.4000
Azanian People's Organisation 1081752830.3000
Independent 25250.000
Total41,78441,85783,641100.0232245
Spoilt votes6667051,371

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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. Website of Moqhaka Local Municipality
  5. Municipal Demarcation Board
  6. "South African Place Names explained" . Retrieved 2013-10-06.
  7. Lookup Tables - Statistics South Africa
  8. "Results Summary – All Ballots: Moqhaka" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 25 December 2016.
  9. "Seat Calculation Detail: Moqhaka" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 25 December 2016.

Coordinates: 27°39′S27°14′E / 27.650°S 27.233°E / -27.650; 27.233