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Maruleng Local Municipality

Maruleng
Official seal of Maruleng
Seal
Location in Limpopo
Location in Limpopo
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceLimpopo
DistrictMopani
SeatHoedspruit
Wards14
Government
 • TypeMunicipal council
 • MayorPule Mafologelo
Area
 • Total3,244 km2 (1,253 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[2]
 • Total94,857
 • Density29/km2 (76/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African95.5%
 • Coloured0.3%
 • Indian/Asian0.2%
 • White3.8%
First languages (2011)
 • Northern Sotho88.2%
 • Tsonga3.9%
 • Afrikaans2.7%
 • English1.6%
 • Other3.6%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Municipal codeLIM335

Maruleng Local Municipality is located in the Mopani District Municipality of Limpopo province, South Africa. The seat of Maruleng Local Municipality is Hoedspruit.

Main places

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

Place Code Area (km2) Population Most spoken language
Banereng Ba Letsoalo 92201 122.29 6,752 Northern Sotho
Banereng Ba Sekororo 92202 210.51 35,268 Northern Sotho
Hoedspruit 92203 7.17 2,052 Afrikaans
Letaba 92204 21.58 2,483 Northern Sotho
Mametja 92205 316.08 26,702 Northern Sotho
Naphuno 92207 10.36 8,188 Northern Sotho
Remainder of the municipality 92206 2,543.64 12,929 Tsonga

Politics

The municipal council consists of twenty-seven members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Fourteen councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in fourteen wards, while the remaining thirteen 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 fifteen 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 15,537 16,362 31,899 54.7 11 4 15
Economic Freedom Fighters 4,970 5,073 10,043 17.2 0 5 5
Democratic Alliance 3,695 3,664 7,359 12.6 1 2 3
Civic Warriors of Maruleng 2,819 2,810 5,629 9.7 1 2 3
Independent 1,153 1,153 2.0 1 1
Congress of the People 320 288 608 1.0 0 0 0
Others 704 877 1,581 2.7 0 0 0
Total 29,198 29,074 58,272 100.0 14 13 27
Spoilt votes 345 421 766

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: Maruleng" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 14 January 2017.
  6. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Maruleng" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 14 January 2017.

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