Nkangala District Municipality (DC31)
Geography, History & Economy
Nkangala District Municipality comprises:
- Dr JS Moroka Local Municipality
- Emakhazeni Local Municipality
- Emalahleni Local Municipality
- Steve Tshwete Local Municipality
- Thembisile Hani Local Municipality
- Victor Khanye Local Municipality
MDB code: DC31
Description: The Nkangala District Municipality is a Category C municipality in the Mpumalanga Province. It is the smallest district of the three in the province, making up 22% of its geographical area. It is comprised of six local municipalities: Victor Khanye, Emalahleni, Steve Tshwete, Emakhazeni, Thembisile Hani, and Dr JS Moroka. The district's headquarters are in Middelburg.
Nkangala is at the economic hub of Mpumalanga, and is rich in minerals and natural resources. A strength of the district is the Maputo Corridor, which brings increased potential for economic growth and tourism development.
The proximity to Gauteng opens up opportunities to a larger market, which is of benefit to the district's agricultural and manufacturing sectors. The further potential inherent in exporting goods provides opportunities that need to be investigated.
Area: 16 758km²
Cities/Towns: Delmas, Dullstroom, Emgwenya (Waterval Boven), Hendrina, Kriel, KwaMhlanga, Mdala Nature Reserve, Middelburg, Ogies, Phola, Pullens Hope, Rietkuil, eMakhazeni, eMalahleni, eNtokozweni (Machadodorp)
Main Economic Sectors: Mining, manufacturing, energy, tourism, agricultureThe information in this directory is compiled from various sources and is subject to continual change. If you notice any errors or omissions, contact us so that we may correct them.