//Khara Hais Local Municipality (NC083)

//Khara Hais Local Municipality was disestablished and merged with Mier Local Municipality to establish Dawid Kruiper Local Municipality on 3 August 2016. All information displayed here is historical information relating to the municipality before being disestablished.

Geography, History & Economy

//Khara Hais Local Municipality is part of ZF Mgcawu District Municipality.

MDB code: NC083

Description: //Khara Hais Local Municipality is a Category B municipality and is located in the ZF Mgcawu District Municipality (previously Siyanda District Municipality), which is the second-largest district in the Northern Cape. It is the acknowledged commercial, educational, military, agricultural, medical, transport and tourism centre of the area.
 Upington is the central town, situated 400km west of Kimberley, and has an airport and a landing strip. Natural boundaries provide a unique aspect to the town – one is the Kalahari Desert and another is the Orange River, South Africa's largest river, which it straddles.

Area: 21 780km²

Cities/Towns: Upington

Main Economic Sectors: Agriculture

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