Ventersdorp/Tlokwe Local Municipality (NW405)

Ventersdorp/Tlokwe Local Municipality was established by the amalgamation of Ventersdorp Local Municipality and Tlokwe City Council Local Municipality on 3 August 2016. Financial, Employment and Service Delivery information is not yet available for the new municipality. View historic information for Ventersdorp Local Municipality and Tlokwe City Council Local Municipality.

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Tel: 018 299 5111
    Web: www.tlokwecitycouncil.co.za/mainpage.htm

    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 6 398km²
    Description: The Ventersdorp/Tlokwe Local Municipality is a Category B municipality situated within the Dr Kenneth Kaunda District in the North West Province. It is the largest municipality of three in the district, making up almost half its geographical area. It was established by the amalgamation of the Ventersdorp and Tlokwe City Council Local Municipalities in August 2016.
     The N12 route that connects Johannesburg and Cape Town via the city of Kimberley runs through the municipality. The main railway route from Gauteng to the Northern and Western Cape also runs through one of the municipality’s main cities, Potchefstroom. The City is 145km south-east of OR Tambo International Airport but has its own airfield, which can accommodate bigger aircraft and was formerly a military air base.
     Gold mining is the dominant economic activity in the district, with Potchefstroom and Ventersdorp being the only exceptions. While Ventersdorp to the north-west of Potchefstroom focuses on agricultural activity, Potchefstroom’s economic activity is driven by services and manufacturing. A big role-player in the provision of services in Potchefstroom is the world-class North-West University, which has its main campus in Potchefstroom.
     Potchefstroom’s industrial zone has many companies, focusing mainly on the industries of steel, food and chemicals, with big entities such as King Korn, Kynoch, Naschem and the Soya Protein Process (SPP) company. Within the city centre, the infrastructure of Potchefstroom supports roughly 600 businesses.

    Cities/Towns: Potchefstroom, Ventersdorp
    Main Economic Sectors: Agriculture, community services, manufacturing, trade, finance, transport, mining
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  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 34, DA 22, EFF 5, VF PLUS 4, IC 2
    Controlling Party: ANC
    Management information has been updated since the 3 August 2016 local government elections.
    Mayor: Kgotso Khumalo
    Other Members of Council: K E G Mogoeemang (Speaker)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Dr N E Blaai-Mokgethi (Acting)
    Chief Financial Officer: Ms Pam Wilgenbus (Acting)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 243 527219 463
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 28.2%27.4%
    Population 15 to 64 66.9%66.8%
    Population over 65 4.9%5.8%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 49.549.7
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 101.599.1
    Population Growth
    Per annum 2.36%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/an/a
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/an/a
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 8.9%9.2%
    Matric 30.7%26.6%
    Higher education 12.6%11.4%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 80 57267 098
    Average household size 3.03.1
    Female headed households 37.1%37.1%
    Formal dwellings 82.0%78.5%
    Housing owned 52.6%52.7%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 75.9%71.9%
    Weekly refuse removal 70.9%57.1%
    Piped water inside dwelling 46.2%48.9%
    Electricity for lighting 87.5%87.4%

    Note: For information on methodology, sources and definitions please see Sources.

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