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Nala Local Municipality

Nala
Official seal of Nala
Seal
Location in the Free State
Location in the Free State
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceFree State
DistrictLejweleputswa
SeatBothaville
Wards12
Government
 • TypeMunicipal council
 • MayorMpai Mogorosi
Area
 • Total4,129 km2 (1,594 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[2]
 • Total81,220
 • Density20/km2 (51/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African93.1%
 • Coloured0.6%
 • Indian/Asian0.3%
 • White5.8%
First languages (2011)
 • Sotho73.3%
 • Xhosa8.7%
 • Afrikaans7.3%
 • Tswana3.9%
 • Other6.8%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Municipal codeFS185

Nala Local Municipality is an administrative area in the Lejweleputswa District of the Free State in South Africa. The name is Sesotho for "affluence or plenty". It is derived from the maize belt and economic prosperity of the area.[4]

Main places

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

Place Census code Area (km2) Population
Balkfontein 468004 1.12 154
Bothaville 468001 33.26 4,152
Kgotsong 468002 9.74 41,878
Monyakeng 468005 3.80 25,392
Wesselsbron 468006 10.26 1,415
Remainder of the municipality 468003 4,070.61 8,229

Politics

The municipal council consists of twenty-four members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Twelve councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in twelve wards, while the remaining twelve 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.[6][7]

Party Votes Seats
Ward List Total % Ward List Total
African National Congress 13,701 13,670 27,371 61.6 12 3 15
Economic Freedom Fighters 4,475 4,537 9,012 20.3 0 5 5
Democratic Alliance 2,296 2,374 4,670 10.5 0 3 3
Freedom Front Plus 1,013 917 1,930 4.3 0 1 1
Congress of the People 282 228 510 1.2 0 0 0
African Christian Democratic Party 185 184 369 0.8 0 0 0
Independent 198 198 0.4 0 0
Agang SA 92 93 185 0.4 0 0 0
African People's Convention 10 114 124 0.3 0 0 0
United Residents Front 58 46 104 0.2 0 0 0
Total 22,310 22,163 44,473 100.0 12 12 24
Spoilt votes 406 491 897

In a by-election held on 5 September 2018, a ward previously held by an ANC councillor was won by the DA candidate.[8] Council composition was reconfigured as seen below:

Party Ward PR list Total
African National Congress 11 3 14
Economic Freedom Fighters 0 5 5
Democratic Alliance 1 3 4
Freedom Front Plus 0 1 1
Total 12 12 24

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. ^ South African Languages - Place names
  5. ^ Lookup Tables - Statistics South Africa
  6. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: Nala" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 23 December 2016.
  7. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Nala" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 23 December 2016.
  8. ^ "DA take ward off ANC in Nala, while the ANC gets slightly decreased returns in Tshwane poll". Daily Maverick. 6 September 2018.

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