Official seal of Dipaleseng
Location in Mpumalanga
Location in Mpumalanga
CountrySouth Africa
DistrictGert Sibande
 • TypeMunicipal council
 • MayorKhethiwe Moeketsi (ANC)
 • Total2,617 km2 (1,010 sq mi)
 • 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 Municipality (Zulu: UMasipala wase Dipaleseng; Sotho: Masepala wa Dipaleseng) is a local municipality within the Gert Sibande District Municipality, in the Mpumalanga province of South Africa. 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


Main article: Dipaleseng Local Municipality elections

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 1 November 2021 the African National Congress (ANC) won a majority of eight seats on the council. The following table shows the results of the election.[4]

African National Congress5,27556.1765,54259.4028
Economic Freedom Fighters1,30413.8901,73818.6322
Freedom Front Plus6647.0706717.1911
Democratic Alliance6016.4006737.2111
Independent candidates1,10511.7700
5 other parties4424.7107067.5700
Valid votes9,39197.559,33097.28
Invalid/blank votes2362.452612.72
Total votes9,627100.009,591100.00
Registered voters/turnout20,94845.9620,94845.78


  1. ^ "Contact list: Executive Mayors". Government Communication & Information System. Archived from the original on 14 July 2010. Retrieved 22 February 2012.
  2. ^ a b c "Statistics by place". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 27 September 2015.
  3. ^ Lookup Tables - Statistics South Africa[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Election Result Table for LGE2021 — Dipaleseng". wikitable.frith.dev. Retrieved 2022-11-03.

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