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Greater Letaba Local Municipality

Greater Letaba
Official seal of Greater Letaba
Seal
Location in Limpopo
Location in Limpopo
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceLimpopo
DistrictMopani
SeatModjadjiskloof
Wards29
Government
 • TypeMunicipal council
 • MayorMatome Peter Matlou
Area
 • Total1,891 km2 (730 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[2]
 • Total212,701
 • Density110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African98.8%
 • Coloured0.1%
 • Indian/Asian0.1%
 • White0.8%
First languages (2011)
 • Northern Sotho80.4%
 • Tsonga12.6%
 • Sotho1.7%
 • Other5.3%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Municipal codeLIM332

Greater Letaba Local Municipality is located in the Mopani District Municipality of Limpopo province, South Africa. The seat of Greater Letaba Local Municipality is Modjadjiskloof.

Main places

The 2001 census divided the municipality into the following main places:[4]

Place Code Area (km2) Population Most spoken language
Modjadjiskloof 90201 3.53 1,347 Afrikaans
Mamaila 90203 247.85 39,507 Northern Sotho
Modjadji 90204 723.88 126,504 Northern Sotho
Pheeha 90205 26.04 5,999 Northern Sotho
Sekgopo 90206 31.75 18,517 Northern Sotho
Vuyani 90207 77.95 9,595 Tsonga
Remainder of the municipality 90202 782.40 18,657 Tsonga

Politics

The municipal council consists of sixty members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Thirty councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in thirty wards, while the remaining thirty 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 forty-six seats on the council. The following table shows the results of the election.[5][6]

Party Votes Seats
Ward List Total % Ward List Total
African National Congress 42,671 43,064 85,735 75.6 30 16 46
Economic Freedom Fighters 8,680 8,860 17,540 15.5 0 9 9
Congress of the People 1,545 1,710 3,255 2.9 0 2 2
Democratic Alliance 1,561 1,590 3,151 2.8 0 2 2
Limpopo Residents Association 634 606 1,240 1.1 0 1 1
Independent 913 913 0.8 0 0
African Christian Democratic Party 212 236 448 0.4 0 0 0
United Democratic Movement 158 187 345 0.3 0 0 0
Ximoko Party 142 157 299 0.3 0 0 0
Freedom Front Plus 139 153 292 0.3 0 0 0
Pan Africanist Congress 86 114 200 0.2 0 0 0
Total 56,741 56,677 113,418 100.0 30 30 60
Spoilt votes 662 791 1,453

References

  1. ^ "Contact list: Executive Mayors". Government Communication & Information System. Archived from the original on 14 July 2010. Retrieved 22 February 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Statistics by place". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 27 September 2015.
  3. ^ "Statistics by place". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 27 September 2015.
  4. ^ Lookup Tables - Statistics South Africa[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: Greater Letaba" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 13 January 2017.
  6. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Greater Letaba" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 13 January 2017.

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