Lesedi Local Municipality (GT423)

Geography, History & Economy

Lesedi Local Municipality is part of Sedibeng District Municipality.

MDB code: GT423

Description: The Lesedi Local Municipality is a Category B municipality situated in the Sedibeng District in the Gauteng Province. It is one of three municipalities in the district, making up over a third of its geographical area.
 It can be described primarily as a rural, agricultural area. It is situated approximately 56km south-east of Johannesburg and is traversed by two national roads (the N17 and the N3), which creates future economic development potential.
 Devon/Impumelelo, situated on the eastern edge of the municipal area abutting the N17 freeway on the north, is a significant rural settlement, while Vischkuil/Endicott, lying east of Springs and abutting Provincial Route R29, is a smaller rural centre.
 The major urban concentration is located in Heidelberg/Ratanda, situated along the N3 freeway where it intersects with Provincial Route R42, east of the Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve.

Area: 1 484km²

Cities/Towns: Devon, Heidelberg, Nigel, Vischkuil

Main Economic Sectors: Manufacturing (38.8%), community services (29.4%), financial services (18.6%)

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