Tswaing Local Municipality (NW382)

Geography, History & Economy

Tswaing Local Municipality is part of Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality.

MDB code: NW382

Description: The Tswaing Local Municipality is a Category B municipality situated in the Ngaka Modiri Molema District in the North West Province. It is one of the five local municipalities in this district, making up almost a quarter of its geographical area.
 Tswaing Local Municipality provides all the basic services in its area of jurisdiction except water and sanitation, which are provided by the Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality. The data from Global Insight Regional Explorer 593 indicates that there has been tremendous improvement in the allocation of services to the communities in the Tswaing Local Municipality, especially housing, water, electricity and sanitation.
 Despite these positive results, the municipality still faces challenges with regards to backlogs in the provision of water, electricity, sanitation, roads and street lighting. The main reason for this is the increase in population in the past 10 years, partly due to evictions of people in the surrounding farms and partly because of the natural growth of the population.

Area: 5 885km²

Cities/Towns: Delareyville, Ottosdal, Sannieshof

Main Economic Sectors: Agriculture, small-scale mining

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