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Mission & Vision

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VISION

Developmental district, where sustainable service delivery is prioritised and realised.

MISSION

To ensure optimal utilisation of available resources through effective, efficient, sustainable integrated planning and corporate governance.

 

Executive Mayor

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Background

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Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District Municipality (formerly known as Bophirima District Municipality) is one of the 4 districts in North West province of South Africa.

The Municipality was renamed after one of South Africa's freedom fighter and activist, Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati. The offices of Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District Municipality are located in Vryburg. The majority of its 439 637 people speak Setswana according to 2001 Census.

The District is South Africa's largest beef producing district, with Hereford cattle the most popular. It is sometimes called "the Texas of South Africa". Maize and peanuts are important crops produced in the district.

 

Geography

Neighbours

Mompati District is surrounded by:

  • The republic of Botswana to the north
  • Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality to the north-east
  • Dr Kenneth Kaunda District Municipality to the south-east
  • Lejweleputswa District Municipality (Free State province) to the south-east
  • Frances Baard District Municipality (Northern Cape province) to the south
  • Kgalagadi District Municipality (Northern Cape province) to the west
Local Municipalities

The district contains the following 5 local municipalities:

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Local Municipality

Population

%

Greater Taung

182167

41.44

Kagisano - Molopo

108071

24.58

Naledi

58106

13.22

Mamusa

48366

11.00

Lekwa-Teemane

42967

9.77