Joe Morolong Local Municipality (NC451)

Geography, History and Economy

Joe Morolong Local Municipality is part of John Taolo Gaetsewe District Municipality.

MDB code: NC451

Description: The Joe Morolong Local Municipality is a Category B municipality located in the Northern Cape Province within the John Taolo Gaetsewe District. It is the largest municipality of the three that make up the district, accounting for three quarters of its geographical area.
 The area is mostly rural, with about 60% of it comprising virgin land surface. The village is situated approximately 24km north-east of Kuruman. Although unemployment is high, the municipality has a great deal of potential for developers, especially those interested in ecotourism and conservation.

Area: 20 180km²

Cities/Towns: Hotazel, Santoy, Van Zylsrus

Main Economic Sectors: Agriculture, mining, community services

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