About the Municipality

About the Moretele Local Municipality

About the Municipality.

Moretele Local Municipality is located in an area called Moretele, which is situated far north of Pretoria in the North West province. The municipality was built.

in 2000, and covers an area of 1 369km2. It is located strategically to join four provinces, namely North West, Gauteng, Mpumalanga and Limpopo.

Moretele is the Setswana name for a river that runs through the area, namely Noka ya Moretele (the Moretele River).

The Municipality comprises of 26 wards, which are made up of 74 villages and plots. Most villages are ruled by 4 traditional leaders(Dikgosi) who are recognised by law and who all represent their respective tribes/communities in council.


A Developing Moretele for Growth and Prosperity for All

Mission Statement

To provide and enhance equitable, cost effective, efficient and quality service delivery and exploit resources for sustainable development, growth and prosperity for all


• Service to stakeholders
• Excellence
• Transparency
• Responsiveness
• Value for diversity
• Value for partnerships
• Ethical standards
• Client friendly

Key economic activities

Key economic activities Description
Crop Framing Vegetables,Herbs,Maize Meal, Sunflower
Cattle Farming Cattle trading
Chicken Farming Chicken trading, Egg production & Chicken production
Goat Farming Trading
Carousel Hotel Entertainment & accommodation
Samuvash Accommodation
Mining Extraction of sands


The Moretele Local Municipality has a total population of 186 947, highly rural with 88% of the population residing in traditional areas, about 7,4% residing in urban areas and about 3% residing on smallholdings.
Black Africans constitute 99,4% of the Moretele Local Municipality’s population.

The most commonly spoken or dominating language is Setswana. More than half of the population (51%) is female At age 85 and older, there were more than twice as many women as men.
People under 15 years of age made up over a quarter of the population (30,9%), people aged between 15 and 64 constitute more than half of the population (60,9%)
and people aged 65 and older made up 8,2% of the population (Source: Census 2011).

Overview of the Municipality

Geographical information

Moretele is a local municipality in the Bojanala Platinum District Municipality of the North West Province of South Africa. The municipality was established in 2000 and it covers an area of 1 378,7km2. It is located strategically to join four provinces namely Gauteng, North West, Limpopo and Mpumalanga. It comprises of 26 wards constituting 65 villages spread over 1369 km2 land area. The municipality is boarded to the North East by Thabazimbi Local Municipality, to the North by Belabela Local Municipality and to the S by city of Tshwane and to the West by Madibeng Local Municipality.

About the Region.

Province: North West

District: Bonjala Platinum

Location: Mathibestad

Number of Wards: 26

Municipal Code: NW371

Population: 182,412