Ventersdorp Local Municipality is situated in the eastern part of the North West. It is one of the four local municipalities of Dr Kenneth Kaunda District Municipality. It is situated 70 km from Klerksdorp/Matlosana Local Municipality, 130 km from Mafikeng and 140 km from Johannesburg. It is accessed through the N14 which connects it to both Johannesburg and Mafikeng.
The municipality covers an area of 3 764,05 km2 (Census 2011) and it is subdivided into six wards. Most of the villages in Ventersdorp can be regarded as semi-formalized villages where development is based on settlement layout plans (most of the stands were surveyed). Villages are currently managed by CPAs (Community Property Association), except Ga-Mogopa that is managed by a trust. Ownership of stands/plots within the villages is based on commercial ownership (no individual ownership exists).read more »
Tlokwe Local Municipality (previously known as Potchefstroom Local Municipality) falls within Dr Kenneth Kaunda District Municipality in the North West province. The seat of the local municipality is Potchefstroom.
The most widely accepted theory on the origin of the name Potchefstroom is that the name is composed of three words: Potgieter, chef and stroom. The first syllable is that of Potgieter, the second from the fact that he was a "chef" or a leader of the emigrants, and the third signifying the Mooi River. The complete name "Potgieter" was gradually shortened to "Pot".
(http://www.potch.co.za/index.htm).read more »
The City of Matlosana municipality is located in Dr Kenneth Kaunda District in the North West Province. It is one of the four local municipalities in this district. The major towns are Hartbeesfontein, Klerkdorp, Orkney and Stilfontein.
(http://www.localgovernment.co.za/south-africa/local-municipality/193/city-of-matlosana-local-municipality).read more »
Maquassi Hills Municipality is one of the local municipalities in the Dr Kenneth Kaunda District in the North West province, and is one of the five local municipalities. The major towns are Leeudoringstad, Makwassie, Witpoort and Wolmaranstad.
(http://www.localgovernment.co.za/south-africa/local-municipality/192/maquassi-hills-local-municipality)read more »
The Richtersveld Local Municipality is located in the Namakwa District in Northern Cape. It is a unique landscape surrounded by a variety of contrasts. In Port Nolloth youll find the ocean, from a distance it looks like a glowing body that lies stretched out before you. At AlexanderBay the Orange River spews out its last waters. At Lekkersing and Eksteenfontein theres neither river nor ocean, but underground water that is a little brackish. Rainfall is no familiar face to this area and water is a scarce commodity. We can genuinely say that the Richtersveld is a Conservation area. Not only is the geographical area unique, but also its people, which is why this area must manage its resources in an optimal manner.read more »