Tswelopele Local Municipality

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Tswelopele
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Map of the Free State with Tswelopele highlighted.svg
Location in the Free State
Country South Africa
Province Free State
District Lejweleputswa
Seat Bultfontein
Wards 8
Government
[1]
  Type Municipal council
  MayorRosy Phukuntse
Area
  Total6,524 km2 (2,519 sq mi)
Population
(2011) [2]
  Total47,625
  Density7.3/km2 (19/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
[2]
   Black African 91.2%
   Coloured 1.2%
   Indian/Asian 0.4%
   White 6.9%
First languages (2011)
[3]
   Sotho 54.0%
   Xhosa 19.9%
   Tswana 12.0%
   Afrikaans 8.3%
  Other5.8%
Time zone UTC+2 (SAST)
Municipal codeFS183

Tswelopele Local Municipality is an administrative area in the Lejweleputswa District of the Free State in South Africa. The name is a Sesotho word meaning "progress". [4]

Lejweleputswa District Municipality District municipality in Free State, South Africa

Lejweleputswa is one of the 5 districts of Free State province of South Africa. The seat of Lejweleputswa is Welkom. The majority of its 657 019 people speak Sotho. The district code is DC18.

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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
Bultfontein 40901 42.751,034 Afrikaans
Hoopstad 40902 28.34662Afrikaans
Phahameng 40903 3.3720,063 Sotho
Tikwana 40904 1.7311,032Sotho
Remainder of the municipality 40905 6,447.2020,913Sotho

Politics

The municipal council consists of fifteen members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Eight councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in eight wards, while the remaining seven 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 eleven 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 voting system in which voters select one candidate, and the candidate who receives more votes than any other candidate 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 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 balance is proportional to the proportion of votes received by each party.

PartyVotesSeats
WardListTotal%WardListTotal
ANC 11,23111,23722,46872.78311
Democratic Alliance 2,5212,4734,99416.2033
EFF 1,2171,1832,4007.8011
Freedom Front Plus 2662805461.8000
Congress of the People 1031402430.8000
African People's Convention 1251142390.8000
Total15,46315,42730,890100.08715
Spoilt votes320299619

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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: Tswelopele" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 23 December 2016.
  7. "Seat Calculation Detail: Tswelopele" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 23 December 2016.

Coordinates: 28°17′27″S26°09′00″E / 28.29083°S 26.15000°E / -28.29083; 26.15000

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