Composition of Council

The Masilonyana Local Municipality has 21 seats. There were 31,884 registered voters in the local municipality for the 2011 local government elections. The highest voter turn-out was achieved in Ward 1 with 61.71 %. The lowest voter turn-out in the municipality was in Ward 5 with 42.46 %. The average voter turn-out achieved in the 2011 municipal elections was 54.83 %.Following the 2011 local government elections, the African National Congress was returned as the majority party with 18 seats. The Democratic Alliance holds 2 seats whilst the Congress of the People and the Freedom Front Plus obtained 1 seat each in the Council.