North West

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North West lies in the north of South Africa on the Botswana border, fringed by the Kalahari desert in the west, Gauteng province to the east and the Free State to the south. It covers an area of 116 320 km2 and has a population of approximately 3,2 million. Much of the province consists of flat areas of scattered trees and grassland. The Vaal River flows along the southern border of the province. Mahikeng (previously Mafikeng) is the capital. The city lies near the Botswana border and forms a single urban area with its neighbouring town, Mmabatho. Potchefstroom and Klerksdorp are the biggest cities in the province. Other main towns are Brits, Rustenburg, Klerksdorp and Lichtenburg.

Most economic activity is concentrated in the southern region between Potchefstroom and Klerksdorp, as well as Rustenburg and the eastern region. Mining is the major contributor to the North West economy and represents almost a quarter of South Africa’s mining industry as a whole. The Rustenburg and Brits districts produce more platinum than any other single area in the world. North West also produces a quarter of South Africa’s gold, as well as granite, marble, fluorspar and diamonds.North West has a number of major tourist attractions, including the internationally famous Sun City, the Pilanesberg National Park, the Madikwe Game Reserve and the Rustenburg Nature Reserve. North West is well known for cattle farming, while the areas around Rustenburg and Brits are fertile, mixed-crop farming land. Maize and sunflowers are the most important crops and the province is the major producer of white maize in the country. North West is divided into four district municipalities, which are further subdivided into 20 local municipalities.

Contact Details:

Chairperson:

  • Mr.J. Ntokwe
  • Tel:018 462 0293
  • Cell :082 903 7390
  • Fax: 018 476 4318
  • matsie@lantic.net

Deputy Chairperson:

  • Ms Sarah Mokoto
  • Tel:018 476 4318
  • Cell :078 992 7549
  • Fax: 043 722 4296
  • dsmokoto@yahoo.com

Secretary:

  • Mr. Victor Tsubinyane
  • Tel :043 722 4295
  • Cell:076 177 0121
  • Fax : 018 476 4318
  • bacademy.fet@gmail.com

Treasurer :

  • Mr. Molantoa Tshoaedi
  • Tel :043 722 4295
  • Cell:082 757 2293
  • Fax :043 722 4296
  • motshoamos@telkomsa.net