Rustenburg Local Municipality (NW373)
Geography, History and Economy
MDB code: NW373
Description: The Rustenburg Local Municipality is a Category B municipality situated within the Bojanala Platinum District in the North West Province. It is one of the five municipalities in the district. It is home to Boekenhoutfontein, the farm of Paul Kruger, president of the South African Republic.
Rustenburg is a large town situated at the foot of the Magaliesberg Mountain Range. Rustenburg (meaning ‘town of rest' or ‘resting place') was proclaimed a township in 1851. This large town is situated some 112km north-west and is a 90-minute drive from both Johannesburg and Pretoria.
It is a malaria-free area. It is the fastest growing municipality in South Africa and the most populous municipality in the North West Province.
Area: 3 416km²
Cities/Towns: Hartbeesfontein-A, Marikana, Phatsima, Rustenburg, Tlhabane
Main Economic Sectors: Mining, tradeThe information in this directory is compiled from various sources and is subject to continual change. If you notice any errors or omissions, contact us so that we may correct them.