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Mbalo Brief – October 2015

The October month has been marked as the Transport Month. This period is used to focus on transport related matters such as road carnages and progress achieved in various transport programmes and projects among others. One of the campaigns to create awareness and reduce road carnage has been the placing of 47 coffins on the   read more »

Mbalo Brief – September 2015

Excitement was in the air in South Africa when Durban was announced as the host city of the 2022 Commonwealth Games on 2 September 2015. This is going to be the first time that these games will be held in the African continent since the inception of the Commonwealth games in 1930. This is an international, multi-sport event involving   read more »

Hotel occupancy falls, but income from accommodation is up

Hotel occupancy falls, but income from accommodation is up

Hotel occupancy fell to 48,2% in June 2015, according to preliminary figures in Stats SA’s latest Tourist accommodation release. The hotel occupancy rate followed a seasonal pattern by falling in June after peaking in both October (62,4%) and February (60,6%)1. However, hotels had proportionally fewer rooms filled in June compared with the same month in   read more »

Mbalo Brief – August 2015

As we celebrate Women’s Month in August, the South African government has made headway to promote gender equality and empowerment of women and closing the gap by increasing the proportion of seats allocated to women in parliament. The promotion of gender equality and women empowerment are part of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) which must   read more »

Mbalo Brief – May 2015

South Africa is a country bubbling with talented, creative, innovative and ambitious young people. Although most people see age (youth) as a barrier towards achieving their dreams, some have succeeded in breaking this mind-set especially in fields such as in manufacturing, technology, arts and culture, financial services and agriculture. Some of the examples of people   read more »

Mbalo Brief – April 2015

We welcome you back from the well-deserved Easter holidays after what surely had been a hectic start to the year, and with so much to accomplish. For many people this was a time to visit friends and families across the country, while others enjoyed the search for Easter eggs; nevertheless, we trust that you all   read more »

Mbalo Brief – July 2014

“A fundamental concern for others in our individual and community lives would go a long way in making the world the better place we so passionately dreamt of”. These are the words of South Africa’s first democratically elected president, Nelson Rolihlahla ‘Madiba’ Mandela during an address delivered at Walter Sisulu Square in Kliptown, Soweto in   read more »

Mbalo Brief – March 2014

This month women across the globe celebrated International Women’s Day (IWD) – a day conceived at the 1910 International Women’s Conference in Denmark. Originally proposed at the 1910 conference by German socialist, Luise Zietz, with the support of fellow German political leader Clara Zetkin, the day was intended to celebrate achievements relating to women’s rights   read more »

Interactive data

Interactive data

Nesstar  This data repository allows users to browse, analyse, tabulate and download datasets from a wide variety of census and household survey data and metadata in various formats. Users trying to access Nesstar from a corporate network should kindly ensure with your network administrator that port 8282 is enabled. Who should use this? Researchers and   read more »

Statistics on tourists, December 2013 – Media Release

Media Release                                                                                                                   15 April 2014 Tourists visiting South Africa reached a record high of nearly one million in December 2013 alone A total of 937 792 tourists visited South Africa during December 2013, making it the highest ever recorded number of tourists in the country in any one month. This was an increase of 7,6%   read more »

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Belabela is home to one of the worldsmost famous hot mineral water springs, bubbling 22 000 litres per hour, with a temperature of 53C.The natural hot water is rich in sodium chloride, calcium carbonate and other salts that have healing properties.Belabelaremains one of the most popular health and holiday resort towns in South Africa and a preferred destination for local and foreign tourists.The area has pleasantly mild climate during the winter months and an average of 286 sunny days per year,which adds to the popularity of the destination.

Geographically, BelabelaLocal Municipality is strategically positioned in the Waterberg District Municipality of the Limpopo province. Belabela shares borders with Gauteng, Mpumalanga and North West provinces. South Africas famous national route, N1, runs through the municipality and the towns main Central Business District (CBD) area is only 10km away from this major route. Belabelais 174 km from the provincial capital Polokwane.

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Greater Tubatse

Greater Tubatse Local municipality is a local municipality (Category B4) within the Sekhukhune District Municipality, in Limpopo Province. The municipality boarders Makuduthamaga Local Municipality in the south, Elias Motsoaledi Local Municipality in the east, Fetakgomo Local Municipality, Lepelle-Nkumpi Local Municipality in Capricorn District, Maruleng Local Municipality in Mopani District and Mpumalangas Thaba Chweu Local municipality. It is situated about 150 km from Polokwane, and 250 kms from Mbombela. Geographically the municipality is the biggest of the five (5) local municipalities in Sekhukhune district, constituting 34,3% of the area with 4550 square kilometers of the districts 13264 square kilometers. Land ownership is mostly traditional and the municipality is predominantly rural with about 166 settlements, most of which are villages. The municipality has 31 more »


Bushbuckridge Local Municipality is one of the five constituents of Ehlanzeni District Municipality in Mpumalanga, and is bounded by Kruger National Park in the east and Mbombela in the South. It also forms part of the Kruger to Canyon Biosphere. The Municipal area provides a link to Limpopo Province and can therefore be called the gateway to the major tourism attraction points in Mpumalanga and the eastern part of the Limpopo Province. Bushbuckridge Local Municipality consists of 135 settlements and is divided into 34 wards. (

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Moretele Local Municipality is located in an area called Moretele, which is situated far north of Pretoria in the North West province. The municipality was built in 2000, and covers an area of 1369km2. It is located strategically to join four provinces, namely North West, Gauteng, Mpumalanga and Limpopo. Moretele is the Setswana name for a river that runs through the area, namely Noka ya Moretele (the Moretele River).

The Municipality comprises of 24 wards, which are made up of 66 villages and plots. Most villages are ruled by 4 traditional leaders(Dikgosi) who are recognised by law and who all represent their respective tribes/communities in council.

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The Madibeng Local Municipality is located in the Bojanala Platinum District Municipality within the North West province between the majestic ancient Magaliesberg and the Witwatersrand mountain range, and means 'the place of water'. The name is derived from the area's resources that characterise the natural beauty of an area which encompasses the Hartbeespoort, Rooikoppies, Vaalkop and Klipvoor Dams, all of which contribute to the area in terms of tourism. The Municipality is demarcated into 31 wards of which 10 fall in the urban areas (Brits, Hartbeespoort and Skeerpoort) and 21 in the rural areas and villages. It includes approximately 43 villages and 9000 farm areas. Madibeng is centrally situated (approximately 50km from Pretoria, 55 km from Johannesburg and 60km from Rustenburg) and is easily accessible with various road networks, amongst others the N4 toll road, which is running from various directions through Madibeng to Mmabatho, as well as a railway line and airport for light more »

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