Khai-Ma Local Municipality (NC067)

Geography, History & Economy

Khai-Ma Local Municipality is part of Namakwa District Municipality.

MDB code: NC067

Description: The Khai-Ma Local Municipality is a Category B municipality situated within the Namakwa District in the Northern Cape Province. It is one of the six municipalities that make up the district, accounting for 12% of its geographical area. It was established in terms of section of Local Government: Municipal Structures Act 117 of 1998. The municipality is situated between 29°08’08,7S and 19°23’27,1E.
 The seat, Pofadder, is situated about 220km west of Upington and 165km east of Springbok. Farming settlements are: Dwagga Soutpan, Vrugbaar, Raap-en-Skraap and Klein Pella.

Area: 15 715km²

Cities/Towns: Aggeneys, Pella, Pofadder

Main Economic Sectors: Agriculture; mining; tourism; community, social and personal services

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