|Country South Africa|
Municipal code MAN
White population 11%
Province Free State
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Area 6,284 km²
Black african population 83.3%
|Clubs and Teams Free State Cheetahs, Cheetahs|
Colleges and Universities University of the Free State, Central University of Techno, Qualitas Career Academy, Vista University
Points of interest Free State National Botanical, National Museum - Bloemfontein, Anglo Boer War Museum, Oliewenhuis Art Museum, National Women's Monument
Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality is a metropolitan municipality which governs Bloemfontein and surrounding towns in the Free State province of South Africa. Mangaung is a Sesotho name meaning "place of Cheetahs". Legend has it that when the first settlers arrived on these shores, they were stunned by the vast plains that were roamed freely by cheetahs.
Map of Bloemfontein, South Africa
Before the municipal elections of 18 May 2011 Mangaung was a local municipality under the Motheo District Municipality. In the election, the ANC won 58 out of 100seats on the Metro Council, while the Democratic Alliance won 26 seats and COPE won 2 seats.
The 2001 census divided the municipality into the following main places:
The municipal council consists of one hundred members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. 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. In the election of 3 August 2016 the African National Congress (ANC) won a majority of fifty-eight seats on the council. The following table shows the results of the election.