Madibeng Local Municipality (NW372)

Geography, History and Economy

Madibeng Local Municipality is part of Bojanala Platinum District Municipality.

MDB code: NW372

Description: The Madibeng Local Municipality is a Category B municipality located in the North West Province within the Bojanala Platinum District. It is situated between the Magaliesberg and Witwatersrand, 60km from Rustenberg and 50km north of Pretoria. It is one of five municipalities in the district.
 It is strategically located in relation to Gauteng, Limpopo, Harare and the Maputo Harbour, and is positioned along the Heritage Route, linking the World Heritage Site with the Pilanesberg and Madikwe Game Reserves.
 It is known for its diversified economy. Currently, mining is the predominant economic activity, and the Hartebeespoort Dam is the second most visited place after the Waterfront in Cape Town.

Area: 3 720km²

Cities/Towns: Brits, Hartbeespoort, Mooinooi

Main Economic Sectors: Mining, manufacturing, agriculture, tourism

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