Thulamela Local Municipality

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Thulamela
Thulamela CoA.png
Seal
Map of Limpopo with Thulamela highlighted.svg
Location in Limpopo
Coordinates: 22°57′S30°29′E / 22.950°S 30.483°E / -22.950; 30.483 Coordinates: 22°57′S30°29′E / 22.950°S 30.483°E / -22.950; 30.483
Country South Africa
Province Limpopo
District Vhembe
Seat Thohoyandou [1]
Wards 40
Government
[2]
  Type Municipal council
  MayorT.N. Makumbane [3]
Area
  Total5,835 km2 (2,253 sq mi)
Population
 (2011) [4]
  Total618,462
  Density110/km2 (270/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
[4]
   Black African 99.3%
   Coloured 0.1%
   Indian/Asian 0.5%
   White 0.1%
First languages (2011)
[5]
   Venda 63.6%
   Tsonga 32.9%
  Other3.5%
Time zone UTC+2 (SAST)
Municipal codeLIM343

The Thulamela Local Municipality is a Local municipality in the Limpopo province of South Africa. Its municipal boundaries were greatly altered after the South African municipal elections, 2016 when much of the area that formerly belonged to the municipality, including the town of Malamulele, was incorporated into the newly formed Collins Chabane Local Municipality. It is named after the Thulamela ruins located near the Pafuri Gate of the Kruger National Park.

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.

Limpopo The northernmost province of South Africa

Limpopo is the northernmost province of South Africa. It is named after the Limpopo River, which forms the province's western and northern borders. The name "Limpopo" has its etymological origin in the Ndebele language, the original inhabitants of the area, meaning "strong gushing waterfalls". The capital is Polokwane,.

Malamulele Place in Limpopo, South Africa

Malamulele can refer to the town of Malamulele or the area of Malamulele. Both the town and area are in the Limpopo province of South Africa and predominantly occupied by Tsonga people. Malamulele town has one provincial road and one regional road; the R81 to Giyani and the R524 to Thohoyandou respectively. Malamulele is flanked by two rivers, Levubu River (Rivhubye) to the west and Letaba River to the east, meanwhile the Shingwedzi River runs from Malamulele West to Malamulele East, joining the Olifants in Mozambique on its way to the Indian Ocean. Malamulele is the seat of the Collins Chabane Local Municipality.

Contents

Main places

The 2011 census divided the municipality into the following main places: [6]

South African National Census of 2011 Comprehensive census performed by Statistics South Africa, the latest in a series

The South African National Census of 2011 is the 3rd comprehensive census performed by Statistics South Africa.

PlaceCodePopulationArea (km2)
Altein 966225 1,7592.15
Begwa 966015 2,0663.32
Bevula 966136 1,7872.24
Botsoleni 966026 2,0021.67
Budeli 966163 2,3629.24
Buluni 966042 3821.08
Damani 966052 1,3363.83
Dididi 966180 2,3122.94
Dimani 966044 8071.92
Dlamini 966123 1460.50
Dopeni 966102 6,56015.15
Doveni 966176 3181.28
Dumasi 966149 2,1542.60
Duthuni 966166 6,3456.70
Dzindi 966192 2,7872.03
Dzingahe 966121 2,8622.14
Dzivhadolo 966039 1,5662.73
Dzwaboni 966021 5971.87
Dzwerani 966205 5,96414.12
Fondwe 966105 1,7984.18
Gaba 966018 6,34010.44
Gandlanani 966160 3,4453.83
Gidjana 966189 2,1981.65
Gonani 966048 3721.48
Gondeni A 966135 5,3914.96
Gondeni B 966114 1,4713.10
Govu 966191 1,4861.48
Green Farm 966158 3,9305.94
Ha-Lambani 966007 3,45018.68
Ha-Matsika 966081 1,1201.68
Ha-Radali 966079 2,0522.79
Hatshisele 966151 4,3823.20
Itsani 966170 11,4736.89
Jerome 966161 3,4132.76
Khakhanwa 966188 1,3551.62
Khakhu 966066 1420.88
Khalavha 966106 3,2375.97
Khambela 966095 650.52
Khubvi 966051 10,27111.50
Kruger National Park 966155 552935.88
Lambani 966050 1,8813.92
Lamvi 966050 1,5309.83
Lufule 966050 1,6171.38
Lukalo 966050 1,5322.75
Lutomboni 966050 5290.75
Luvhimbi 966050 2,2968.50
Lwamondo 966050 20,21820.72
Mabaligwe 966050 2,3821.89
Mabokoro 966050 5450.41
Madzimu 966050 5,2133.80
Magomani 966050 2,7342.34
Mahunguhwi 966050 3942.54
Makahlule 966050 1,8651.73
Makhasa 966050 1,1211.82
Makhumbe 966050 561.17
Makhuvha A 966050 1,0502.29
Makhuvha B 966050 5,3945.05
Makonde 966050 6,07712.59
Makovha 966050 2,0832.36
Makumbane 966050 2,2192.33
Makumeke 966050 1,4290.99
Makwarani 966050 8675.36
Malamangwa 966050 4952.86
Malamhala 966050 1,2111.00
Malavuwe 966050 2,3622.78
Manamane 966050 2,8973.71
Maname 966050 2040.93
Mandala 966050 3,0783.51
Manele 966050 1,6581.60
Mangondi A 966050 2,3735.33
Mangondi B 966050 1,2751.88
Manyuwa 966050 1351.29
Manzemba 966050 6081.26
Mapate 966050 3,6083.57
Maranzhe 966050 1,7643.61
Maraxwe 966050 9431.03
Mashawana 966050 5511.21
Mashobye 966050 1,6381.70
Masiwane 966050 1,2571.98
Matangari 966050 4,0627.63
Maungani 966050 7,2717.487
Mavhuwa 966050 551.12
Mavunde 966050 1,5733.84
Mbahe 966050 9822.99
Mbahela 966050 8520.81
Mbilwi 966050 5,0773.73
Mianzwi 966050 1,9282.39
Milaboni 966050 3430.81
Mphego 966050 3,0032.36
Mubvumoni 966050 2,0865.15
Mudunungu 966050 1,3661.35
Mudzidzidzi 966050 4001.08
Muhotoni 966050 6720.73
Muhuyu 966050 6981.25
Mukhomi 966050 3,8103.24
Mukomasiandu 966050 7641.28
Mukondeni 966050 611.09
Mukula 966050 8,20910.41
Mukumbani 966050 2,4313.04
Mulenzhe 966050 2,5669.03
Munangwe 966050 3650.46
Muraga 966050 1,4722.29
Mushiru 966050 6471.21
Mu-toti 966050 9041.85
Mutshenzheni 966050 1,0623.61
Mutshetshe 966050 6731.05
Mvelaphanda 966050 1,5631.11
Nghomunghom 966050 1,7991.20
Ngovhela 966050 6,2967.82
Ngudza 966050 2,8553.74
Ngwenani 966050 6,2547.15
Nsimbhi 966050 1,8851.64
Ntlhaveni A 966050 2,3232.27
Ntlhaveni B 966050 1,8541.58
Nyavhani 966050 1,5681.30
Peninghotsa 966050 8031.09
Phaphazela 966050 4,9655.59
Phaswana 966050 1,5131.61
Phaweni 966050 1,7341.55
Phiphidi 966050 9,7959.99
Phugeni 966050 1,5121.35
Phugwane 966050 1,1001.36
Roadhouse 966050 3,7104.19
Salani 966050 2,3292.24
Salema 966050 3,5402.59
Sambandou 966050 8262.03
Saselamani 966050 3,7271.84
Shanzha 966050 6313.05
Shayandima 966050 10,2596.15
Shigalo 966050 7,6706.80
Shikundu 966050 1,9532.09
Shingwidzi 966050 110.86
Siambe 966050 2,5653.29
Sindande 966050 701.38
Sterkstroom 966050 390.05
Tambaulate 966050 2690.85
Thathe Vondo 966050 940.65
Thembaluvhilo 966050 430.09
Thenzheni 966050 1,8452.62
Thohoyandou 966050 69,45342.62
Thononda 966050 1,9442.43
Thulamela NU 966050 1,3992140.39
Tshabvuma 966050 2,1681.93
Tshamutavha 966050 1840.81
Tshamutilikwa 966050 8141.06
Tshaulu 966050 2,0772.49
Tshiavha 966050 1260.09
Tshidimbini 966050 2,5012.47
Tshidzate 966050 7810.81
Tshidzini 966050 3,8527.22
Tshidzivhe 966050 8452.19
Tshififi 966050 2,4684.15
Tshifudi 966050 2,3433.47
Tshihalwe 966050 5680.78
Tshiheni 966050 1,4354.97
Tshiiwani 966050 2271.10
Tshikambe 966050 4711.16
Tshikhudini 966050 1,4641.29
Tshikombani 966050 4,0844.29
Tshikonelo 966050 4,8097.20
Tshikovha 966050 2,0741.75
Tshikunda 966050 2,1772.93
Tshikweta 966050 8140.54
Tshilapfene 966050 1,4952.01
Tshilungoma 966050 2,5263.13
Tshilungwi 966050 6631.40
Tshiombo 966050 1,4151.58
Tshipako 966050 8002.17
Tshirenzheni 966050 1,2482.08
Tshisahulu 966050 7,3425.97
Tshisinise 966050 810.17
Tshitanini 966050 2271.02
Tshitavha 966050 2,1233.51
Tshitereke 966050 5,7887.40
Tshithuthuni 966050 2,0312.84
Tshivhilidulu 966050 1,3392.35
Tshivhilwi 966050 4,3345.00
Tshivhulani 966050 2,6752.13
Tswera 966050 1,0012.23
Tswinga 966050 3,9486.41
Vhudimbilu 966050 6581.64
Vhufuli 966050 3,6264.23
Vhurivhuri 966050 2,2157.49
Vhutalu 966050 4300.93
Vondo 966050 7661.98
Vondwe 966050 6,5215.95
Xaswita 966050 6800.84

Politics

The municipal council consists of eighty-one members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Forty-one councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in forty-one wards, while the remaining forty 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 sixty-four seats on the council.

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.

The following table shows the results of the election. [7] [8]

PartyVotesSeats
WardListTotal%WardListTotal
African National Congress 80,66181,728162,38978.8412364
Economic Freedom Fighters 10,19310,34620,53910.0088
Democratic Alliance 4,7764,8069,5824.7044
Pan Africanist Congress 2,3152,1514,4662.2022
Independent 1,7141,7140.800
African Christian Democratic Party 7687371,5050.7011
International Revelation Congress 6577701,4270.7011
Congress of the People 7466621,4080.7011
Others1,2971,7953,0921.5000
Total103,127102,995206,122100.0414081
Spoilt votes1,0301,0802,110

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References

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  2. "Contact list: Executive Mayors". Government Communication & Information System. Archived from the original on 14 July 2010. Retrieved 22 February 2012.
  3. "The Mayor". Thulamela Local Municipality. Retrieved 1 January 2010.
  4. 1 2 "Statistics by place". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 27 September 2015.
  5. "Statistics by place". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 27 September 2015.
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  8. "Seat Calculation Detail: Thulamela" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 18 January 2017.