The Phumelela Local Municipality forms part of the Thabo Mofutsanyane District. The local municipality area measures 8á183 km2 in extend and comprises of the following towns:Vrede, Warden and Memel, as well as a part of the former Riemland and Drakensberg TRCs. The terrain indicates that the most eastern part of Phumelela, including Memel and a stretch of ground towards the north-west, consists of low mountains. The Warden and Vrede areas are strongly undulating, irregular land. The whole Phumelela local municipality grounds fall in the Vaal River catchmentĺs drainage region.read more »
Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality is a Category A municipality. It is situated in the Free State province, in the central interior of South Africa.á The Free State is bordered by Gauteng, the Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal and North West provinces, as well as the neighbouring country of Lesotho.
Mangaung, meaning ôthe place of the cheetahö, accentuates the vibrant, dynamic and energetic character of the tourism industry in the ôCity on the move (at the heart of it all)ö.á The economy is strongly driven by the government sector, which has seen the fastest growth in the last five years as a result of increased government programmes in livelihoods improvement interventions.á The finance sector is the second-fastest growing sector due to very active estate and construction activities. Small businesses have a major role to play in the Mangaung economy, in terms of employment creation, income generation and output growth.
Cities/Towns: Bloemfontein, Botshabelo, Mangaung, Thaba Nchu Main Economic Sectors: Government services, financeread more »
The City of Johannesburg Local Municipality is situated in Gauteng province and covers an area of 1á645km2. Also known as Jozi, áJo Ĺburg, or Egoli it is the largest city in South Africa, and the provincial capital of Gauteng, the wealthiest province in South Africa (http://www.localgovernment.co.za).read more »
The South Coast is the second largest domestic tourism market after Durban, with about 2,2 million visitors annually. The towns along the coast are popular holiday resorts that offer a wide range of sports amenities and recreational activities.
However, the rural areas that now form part of the municipality are relatively underdeveloped. Much property growth is currently underway with the establishment of new shopping complexes and residential developments.read more »
The Vulamehlo Local Municipality forms part of the áUgu District Municipality. It is located south of the eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality and is bordered by Umdoni Local Municipality to the east, Mkhambathini and Richmond local municipalities to the north, and Ubuhlebezwe Local Municipality to the west. The municipal area is predominantly tribal with common tribal land patterns.
There are, however, also a few scattered pockets of privately owned land throughout the municipal area. The dispersed, low-density settlement pattern makes the provision of physical and social infrastructure (roads, water, electricity, clinics, schools, and police stations) difficult and the cost of installation, maintaining and operating the infrastructure very high. The Vulamehlo Local Municipality is one of the localities within the Ugu District that are hardest hit by high unemployment levels, poverty, and a negative economic growth rate.
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