Musina Local Municipality

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Musina
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Map of Limpopo with Musina highlighted (2016).svg
Location in Limpopo
Country South Africa
Province Limpopo
District Vhembe
Seat Musina
Wards 6
Government
[1]
  Type Municipal council
  MayorCarol Phiri
Area
  Total7,577 km2 (2,925 sq mi)
Population
 (2011) [2]
  Total68,359
  Density9.0/km2 (23/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
[2]
   Black African 94.0%
   Coloured 0.3%
   Indian/Asian 0.5%
   White 4.8%
First languages (2011)
[2]
   Venda 52.1%
   Sotho 9.0%
   Northern Sotho 8.2%
   Afrikaans 4.9%
  Other25.8%
Time zone UTC+2 (SAST)
Municipal codeLIM341

Musina Local Municipality is located in the Vhembe District Municipality of Limpopo province, South Africa, and is the northernmost local municipality in South Africa. It borders on Botswana and Zimbabwe. The seat of Musina Local Municipality is Musina.

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Sub places

The 2011 census divided the municipality into the following Sub Places : [3]

PlaceCodeArea (km2)PopulationMost spoken language
Baobab Tree Reserve 967004010 84.13189 Venda
Bergview East 967004008 0.47423Venda
Bergview West 967004009 0.4144Venda
Lost City 967004011 0.57747Venda
Mushongoville 967004001 2.543,008Venda
Musina Ext5 967004004 0.191,906Venda
Musina Mine 967004005 3.5357Venda
Musina SP 967004007 7.514,423Venda
Nancefield 967004003 5.8231,133Venda
Nancefield Ext 2 967004002 0.15674Venda
SMG Military Base 967004012 6.3573Venda

Politics

The municipal council consists of twenty-four members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Twelve councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in twelve wards, while the remaining twelve 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 eighteen seats on the council. The following table shows the results of the election. [4] [5]

PartyVotesSeats
WardListTotal %WardListTotal
ANC 17,60317,50635,10974.512618
Democratic Alliance 3,0733,0306,10312.9033
EFF 2,2912,3224,6139.8033
COPE 2002564561.0000
Others4234508731.8000
Total23,59023,56447,154100.0121224
Spoilt votes227275502

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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. Lookup Tables - adrianfrith.com
  4. "Results Summary – All Ballots: Musina" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 18 January 2017.
  5. "Seat Calculation Detail: Musina" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 18 January 2017.

Coordinates: 22°25′S29°45′E / 22.417°S 29.750°E / -22.417; 29.750