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Mbalo Brief – October 2013

“While many people look forward to a fulfilling old age, more than one in five adults aged 60 and over experience mental or neurological disorders, such as dementia and depression.” These were the words of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the occasion of the World Mental Health Day, 10 October 2013. Mental health conditions   read more »

A giant step in agriculture statistics

A giant step in agriculture statistics

Background On 05 August 2013, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) published an ‘Agricultural households’ report which is based on Population Census 2011 (Census 2011). This report covers all types of agriculture, namely subsistence, smallholder and commercial. This is an important milestone since as a country, we are taking the first step to better understand and   read more »


1. In this Act, unless the context indicates otherwise— (i) ‘‘business’’ means any individual, juristic person or partnership carrying on a commercial activity; (iv) (ii) ‘‘Cabinet’’ means the Cabinet in the national sphere of government, referred to in section 91 of the Constitution; (viii) (iii) ‘‘Constitution’’ means the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa,   read more »

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MetsimaholoLocal Municipality is one of the local municipalities that fall under the FezileDabi District in the Free State province, and is one of the four local municipalities.The major cities are Deneysville, Kragbron, Oranjeville and Sasolburg. (

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The Mafube Local Municipality is one of the local municipalities found within the Fezile Dabi District Municipality. The municipality was established in terms of section 12 of the Municipal Structures Act, 1998, following the local government elections of 2000.

The municipality is made up of four towns, namely Frankfort, Villiers, Cornelia and Tweeling. Frankfort serves as a home for the headquarters of the municipality.

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Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality is a Category A municipality. It is situated in the Free State province, in the central interior of South Africa. 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 the place of the cheetah, accentuates the vibrant, dynamic and energetic character of the tourism industry in the City on the move (at the heart of it all). 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. 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, finance

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The Emfuleni Local Municipality is one of the three local municipalities comprising the Sedibeng district in Gauteng, South Africa. It is the western-most local municipality in the district, and covers an area of 987,45 km. It consists of two main town centres, Vereeniging and Vanderbijlpark (

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Midvaal Local Municipality is an administrative area in the Sedibeng district of Gauteng. The name was given due to its geographical location. Midvaal lies between Johannesburg and the East Rand and the Vaal River and Vereeniging.

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