Mossel Bay was officially proclaimed a town in 1848 and in 1852 it became a municipality. As a result of the new municipal dispensation introduced by the South African government, during December 2000 the municipality of Mossel Bay was merged with those of the much smaller Friemersheim, Great Brak River and Herbertsdale to establish the present-day municipality of Mossel Bay.
The municipal area is 2007 km2 in size and includes the towns and / or settlements of Mossel Bay, Boggoms Bay, Brandwag, Buisplaas, D'Almeida, Dana Bay, Glentana, Fraaiuitsig, Friemersheim, Great Brak River, Hartenbos, Herbertsdale, Hersham, KwaNonqaba, Little Brak River, Outeniqua Beach, Reebok, Ruiterbos, Southern Cross, Tergniet and Vleesbaai.
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Ratlou Local Municipality is one of the local municipalities under Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality in the North West Province and is one of the five local municipalities.
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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 »
The pretty town of Springbok is found in the heart of the Namaqualand within spitting distance of other typical Namaqualand towns like AlexanderBay, Pofadder, Garies, Kleinzee and Port Nolloth, 570 kilometres north of Cape Town.read more »
Phokwane Local Municipality incorporates the previous municipal areas of Hartswater, Jan Kempdorp, Ganspan and Pampierstad.
The Phokwane Municipality is named after Queen Phokwane, the wife of Kgosi Galeshewe of the Barolong boo Ra-Tlhaping tribe. Phokwane is nestled in the lush green delta of the Hartswater region and boasts the second largest irrigation scheme in the Southern Hemisphere, namely the Vaalharts Irrigation Scheme.
The municipality has a total population of 61 321 inhabitants of whom the majority is found in the peri-urban areas of the municipality. A significant characteristic of the Phokwane population is the youth who account for 33% (ages 1534) of the total population. The economy of Phokwane is based on agriculture, community development, retail, private household and informal sectors. These five sectors alone provide jobs to 11 160 persons within the municipal area. This accounts for 65% of employment within Phokwane.
In terms of agriculture Phokwane exports grape, citrus and olive products. The dominant languages in the area are Setswana, Afrikaans and Isixhosa with each of the languages having 70%, 25% and 5% users respectively.
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