Setsoto Local Municipality

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Setsoto
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Map of the Free State with Setsoto highlighted.svg
Location in the Free State
Country South Africa
Province Free State
District Thabo Mofutsanyane
Seat Ficksburg
Wards 18
Government
[1]
  Type Municipal council
  MayorNthateng Maoke
Area
  Total5,966 km2 (2,303 sq mi)
Population
 (2011) [2]
  Total112,597
  Density19/km2 (49/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
[2]
   Black African 92.3%
   Coloured 1.0%
   Indian/Asian 0.8%
   White 5.7%
First languages (2011)
[3]
   Sotho 87.2%
   Afrikaans 7.1%
   English 2.9%
   Sign language 1.2%
  Other1.6%
Time zone UTC+2 (SAST)
Municipal codeFS191

Setsoto Local Municipality is an administrative area in the Thabo Mofutsanyane District of the Free State in South Africa. The name is a Sesotho word meaning "beauty". Setsoto is headed by Ficksburg, followed by Senekal, Clocolan and Marquard. It is the getaway municipality to the Kingdom of Lesotho through Ficksburg. Setsoto is rich in agriculture as well as producing cherries.

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Contents

The first mayor was Ms M.Molete and the current is Ms Nthateng Maoke. [4]

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
Clocolan 41201 16.711,366 Sotho
Ficksburg 41202 21.6341,500Sotho
Hlohlolwane 41203 2.2515,275Sotho
Mafeleng 41204 0.231,255Sotho
Marquard 41205 1.561,024 English
Matwabeng 41206 3.6519,218Sotho
Meqheleng 41207 4.1325,900Sotho
Moemaneng 41208 1.8612,067Sotho
Senekal 41209 33.403,333Sotho
Remainder of the municipality 41210 5,880.9535,434Sotho

Politics

The municipal council consists of thirty-three members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Seventeen councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in seventeen wards, while the remaining sixteen 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-one 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 in which voters indicate the candidate of their choice, and the candidate who receives the most votes wins

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 the United States, the United Kingdom, as well as some of the latter's former colonies and protectorates, such as Canada or India.

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 18,83519,09037,92561.416521
Democratic Alliance 5,0764,93510,01116.2145
Economic Freedom Fighters 2,6932,6295,3228.6033
United Front of Civics 1,3983,2594,6577.5033
Independent 1,5321,5322.500
Freedom Front Plus 5344619951.6011
Congress of the People 5325320.9000
Dikwankwetla Party 2051773820.6000
African People's Convention 832693520.6000
Inkatha Freedom Party 063630.1000
Total30,88830,88361,771100.0171633
Spoilt votes8068191,625

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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
  6. "Results Summary – All Ballots: Setsoto" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 23 December 2016.
  7. "Seat Calculation Detail: Setsoto" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 23 December 2016.

Coordinates: 28°52′25″S27°52′41″E / 28.87361°S 27.87806°E / -28.87361; 27.87806

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