Sol Plaatje Local Municipality
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Sol Plaatje Local Municipality
Sol Plaatje
Official seal of Sol Plaatje
Seal
Location in the Northern Cape
Location in the Northern Cape
Coordinates: 28°50?S 24°40?E / 28.833°S 24.667°E / -28.833; 24.667Coordinates: 28°50?S 24°40?E / 28.833°S 24.667°E / -28.833; 24.667
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceNorthern Cape
DistrictFrances Baard
SeatKimberley
Wards31
Government
 o TypeMunicipal council
 o MayorPatrick Mabilo (ANC)
Area
 o Total3,145 km2 (1,214 sq mi)
Population
(2011)[2]
 o Total248,041
 o Density79/km2 (200/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 o Black African61.2%
 o Coloured27.4%
 o Indian/Asian1.2%
 o White7.5%
First languages (2011)
 o Afrikaans45.2%
 o Tswana33.2%
 o English8.0%
 o Xhosa5.6%
 o Other8%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Municipal codeNC091

The Sol Plaatje Local Municipality is a local municipality in the Frances Baard District Municipality district of the Northern Cape province, South Africa, named after Sol T. Plaatje. It includes the diamond mining city of Kimberley.

Main places

The 2011 census divided the municipality into the following main places:[4]

Place Code Area (km2) Population
Galeshewe 383005 15.24 107,920
Kimberley 383006 142.77 96,977
Motswedimosa 383008 0.86 7,240
Platfontein 383004 1.77 5,185
Ritchie 383007 23.93 7,610
Roodepan 383003 6.28 20,263
Vaalbos National Park 383001 110.13 0
Non-urban areas 383002 2,844.41 2,846
Total 3,145.39 248,041

Politics

The municipal council consists of sixty-five members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Thirty-three councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in thirty-three wards, while the remaining thirty-two 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 thirty-eight 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 44,158 44,757 88,915 57.7 21 17 38
Democratic Alliance 22,406 23,128 45,534 29.6 11 8 19
Economic Freedom Fighters 5,728 5,805 11,533 7.5 0 5 5
Congress of the People 1,191 1,178 2,369 1.5 0 1 1
Independent 2,357 - 2,357 1.5 1 - 1
Freedom Front Plus 859 896 1,755 1.1 0 1 1
African Christian Democratic Party 512 525 1,037 0.7 0 0 0
Azanian People's Organisation 192 336 528 0.3 0 0 0
Total 77,403 76,625 154,028 100.0 33 32 65
Spoilt votes 921 980 1,901

In by-elections held on 13 February 2019, a ward previously held by the ANC was won by an independent candidate.[7] Council composition was reconfigured as seen below:

Party Ward PR list Total
African National Congress 20 17 37
Democratic Alliance 11 8 19
Economic Freedom Fighters 0 5 5
Independent 2 - 2
Congress of the People 0 1 1
Freedom Front Plus 0 1 1
Total 33 32 65

Mayors

References

  1. ^ "Contact list: Executive Mayors". Government Communication & Information System. Archived from the original on 14 July 2010. Retrieved 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Statistics by place". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 2015.
  3. ^ "Statistics by place". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 2015.
  4. ^ "Sol Plaatje Local Municipality". Census 2011.
  5. ^ "Results Summary - All Ballots: Sol Plaatje" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 2017.
  6. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Sol Plaatje" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 2017.
  7. ^ "ANC quash Sol Plaatje rebellion in latest round of by-elections". Daily Maverick. 14 February 2019. one independent candidate and former ANC ward councillor was able to win back their seat in the by-election
  8. ^ Halata, C. 2013. City gets new mayor: Molusi takes over Sol. Diamond Fields Advertiser 19 Dec 2013 pp 1-2
  9. ^ New Mayor for Sol Plaatje Diamond Fields Advertiser 22 August 2016, p1
  10. ^ http://www.sabcnews.com/sabcnews/sol-plaatje-municipality-mayor-matika-removed/
  11. ^ https://mg.co.za/article/2018-07-30-75-schools-closed-in-kimberley-as-violent-protests-pick-up
  12. ^ KwonHoo, Sandi (29 November 2018). "Mabilo is new mayor". DFA. Retrieved 2019.

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