Govan Mbeki Local Municipality (MP307)

Geography, History & Economy

Govan Mbeki Local Municipality is part of Gert Sibande District Municipality.

MDB code: MP307

Description: The Govan Mbeki Local Municipality (previously Highveld East Local Municipality) is situated in the Gert Sibande District in the Mpumalanga Province. It is bordered by the Nkangala District in the north, Dipaleseng and Lekwa in the south, Msukaligwa in the east, and the Gauteng Province in the west. It is one of the smallest of seven municipalities that make up the district, accounting for 9% of its geographical area. Secunda is the seat of the municipality, as well as the seat of the district municipality.

Area: 2 955km²

Cities/Towns: Bethal, Charl Cilliers, Embalenhle, Evander, Kinross, Leandra, Secunda, Trichardt

Main Economic Sectors: Mining, manufacturing, trade, construction

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