Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality

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Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality is a metropolitan municipality which governs Bloemfontein and surrounding towns in the Free State province of South Africa.wikipedia
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Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality is a metropolitan municipality which governs Bloemfontein and surrounding towns in the Free State province of South Africa.
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Motheo District Municipality

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Before the municipal elections of 18 May 2011 Mangaung was a local municipality under the Motheo District Municipality.
At the time of the 2011 elections it was disestablished as a consequence of Mangaung Local Municipality being upgraded to a metropolitan municipality

2011 South African municipal elections

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Before the municipal elections of 18 May 2011 Mangaung was a local municipality under the Motheo District Municipality.
The ANC won a majority in every municipality in the Free State, including the newly upgraded Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality, in which it won 65 of the 97 available seats, against the DA's 26.

Metropolitan municipality (South Africa)

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Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality is a metropolitan municipality which governs Bloemfontein and surrounding towns in the Free State province of South Africa.

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Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality is a metropolitan municipality which governs Bloemfontein and surrounding towns in the Free State province of South Africa.
Situated at an altitude of 1395 m above sea level, the city is home to approximately 520,000 residents and forms part of the Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality which has a population of 747,431.

2016 South African municipal elections

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In the election of 3 August 2016 the African National Congress (ANC) won a majority of fifty-eight seats on the council.

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Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality is a metropolitan municipality which governs Bloemfontein and surrounding towns in the Free State province of South Africa.

Local municipality (South Africa)

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Before the municipal elections of 18 May 2011 Mangaung was a local municipality under the Motheo District Municipality.

African National Congress

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In the election of 3 August 2016 the African National Congress (ANC) won a majority of fifty-eight seats on the council. In the election, the ANC won 58 out of 100 seats on the Metro Council, while the Democratic Alliance won 26 seats and COPE won 2 seats.

Democratic Alliance (South Africa)

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In the election, the ANC won 58 out of 100 seats on the Metro Council, while the Democratic Alliance won 26 seats and COPE won 2 seats.

Congress of the People (South African political party)

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In the election, the ANC won 58 out of 100 seats on the Metro Council, while the Democratic Alliance won 26 seats and COPE won 2 seats.

Human settlement

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The 2001 census divided the municipality into the following main places:

Sotho language

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Mangaung is a Sesotho name meaning "place of Cheetahs".

Mixed-member proportional representation

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The municipal council consists of one hundred members elected by mixed-member proportional representation.

First-past-the-post voting

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Fifty councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in fifty wards, while the remaining fifty are chosen from party lists so that the total number of party representatives is proportional to the number of votes received.

Ward (South Africa)

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Fifty councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in fifty wards, while the remaining fifty are chosen from party lists so that the total number of party representatives is proportional to the number of votes received.

Party-list proportional representation

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Fifty councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in fifty wards, while the remaining fifty are chosen from party lists so that the total number of party representatives is proportional to the number of votes received.

List of municipalities in the Free State

The Free State province of South Africa is divided, for local government purposes, into one metropolitan municipality (Mangaung) and four district municipalities.