Tsantsabane Local Municipality

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Tsantsabane
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Map of the Northern Cape with Tsantsabane highlighted (2011).svg
Location in the Northern Cape
Coordinates: 28°15′S22°30′E / 28.250°S 22.500°E / -28.250; 22.500 Coordinates: 28°15′S22°30′E / 28.250°S 22.500°E / -28.250; 22.500
Country South Africa
Province Northern Cape
District ZF Mgcawu
Seat Postmasburg
Wards 7
Government
[1]
  Type Municipal council
  MayorMpho Mashila (African National Congress)
Area
  Total18,333 km2 (7,078 sq mi)
Population
 (2011) [2]
  Total35,093
  Density1.9/km2 (5.0/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
[2]
   Black African 52.8%
   Coloured 37.6%
   Indian/Asian 0.6%
   White 8.4%
First languages (2011)
[3]
   Afrikaans 55.2%
   Tswana 33.2%
   Xhosa 2.4%
   English 2.3%
  Other6.9%
Time zone UTC+2 (SAST)
Municipal codeNC085

Tsantsabane Local Municipality is an administrative area in the ZF Mgcawu District Municipality of the Northern Cape in South Africa.

Contents

Tsantsabane was the original name given to the town by the Batswana because of the presence of many shiny stones (e.g. the hematite). [4]

Main places

The 2011 census divided the municipality into the following main places: [5]

PlaceCodeArea (km2)Population
Glosam 381002 1.20119
Goedgedacht 381003 0.28746
Groenwater 381004 1.40739
Postmasburg 381005 158.4130,089
Tsantsabane NU and the
remainder of the municipality
381001 18171.503,399

Politics

The municipal council consists of thirteen members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Seven councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in seven wards, while the remaining six 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 1 November 2021 the African National Congress (ANC) won a majority of seven seats on the council. The following table shows the results of the election. [6] [7]

Tsantsabane local election, 1 November 2021
PartyVotesSeats
WardListTotal %WardListTotal
African National Congress 4,5344,4789,01250.4%707
Save Tsantsabane Coalition 1,6091,8173,42619.2%022
Democratic Alliance 1,2941,3102,60414.6%022
Economic Freedom Fighters 1,0851,0632,14812.0%022
Freedom Front Plus 2142094232.4%000
Independent candidates 1851851.0%00
African People's Convention 3442760.4%000
Total8,9558,91917,8747613
Valid votes8,9558,91917,87497.7%
Spoilt votes 2142004142.3%
Total votes cast9,1699,11918,288
Voter turnout9,170
Registered voters18,336
Turnout percentage50.0%

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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. Statistics South Africa - Tsantsabane
  6. "Results Summary - All Ballots" (PDF). Electoral Commission of South Africa. 8 November 2021. Retrieved 12 November 2021.
  7. "Seat Calculation Detail" (PDF). Electoral Commission of South Africa. 8 November 2021. Retrieved 12 November 2021.