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Dipaleseng Local Municipality

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Dipaleseng
Seal
Location in Mpumalanga
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceMpumalanga
DistrictGert Sibande
SeatBalfour
Wards6
Government
 • TypeMunicipal council
 • MayorMafunda Makhubo (ANC)
Area
 • Total2,617 km2 (1,010 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[2]
 • Total42,390
 • Density16/km2 (42/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African89.8%
 • Coloured0.5%
 • Indian/Asian0.9%
 • White8.6%
First languages (2011)
 • Zulu56.1%
 • Sotho24.2%
 • Afrikaans9.0%
 • English3.0%
 • Other7.7%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Municipal codeMP306

Dipaleseng Local Municipality is a South African local municipality situated in the Gert Sibande District Municipality, of Mpumalanga. Balfour is the seat of the municipality.

Main places

The 2001 census divided the municipality into the following main places:[3]

Place Code Area (km2) Population Most spoken language
Balfour 80601 10.02 2,070 Afrikaans
Ekanini 80603 0.34 293 English
Greylingstad 80604 0.14 1,508 Zulu
Nthwane 80605 0.62 2,888 Zulu
Siyathemba 80606 3.91 17,747 Zulu
Remainder of the municipality 80602 2,600.25 14,131 Zulu

Politics

The municipal council consists of twelve members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Six councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in six 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 3 August 2016 the African National Congress (ANC) won a majority of nine seats on the council. The following table shows the results of the election.[4][5]

Party Votes Seats
Ward List Total % Ward List Total
ANC 9,541 9,560 19,101 76.2 6 3 9
Democratic Alliance 1,635 1,628 3,263 13.0 0 2 2
Economic Freedom Fighters 485 503 988 3.9 0 1 1
Socialist Civic Movement 446 475 921 3.7 0 0 0
Freedom Front Plus 167 189 356 1.4 0 0 0
Pan Africanist Congress 148 149 297 1.2 0 0 0
Independent 155 155 0.6 0 0
Total 12,577 12,504 25,081 100.0 6 6 12
Spoilt votes 272 307 579

References

  1. ^ "Contact list: Executive Mayors". Government Communication & Information System. Archived from the original on 14 July 2010. Retrieved 22 February 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b c "Statistics by place". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 27 September 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Lookup Tables - Statistics South Africa[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: Dipaleseng" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 28 January 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Dipaleseng" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 28 January 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

Coordinates: 26°33′S 29°10′E / 26.550°S 29.167°E / -26.550; 29.167

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