Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District Municipality (formerly Bophirima District Municipality) is one of the 4 districts of North West province of South Africa. The seat of Mompati District is Vryburg. The majority of its 439 637 people speak Setswana (2001 Census). The district code is DC39. It 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. The district was renamed after the mayor of Vryburg.
"She is passionately known as "Mama Ruta"within her community"
"She got married in 1952 and moved to Soweto, Johannesburg to stay with in-laws. Immediately became an active member of the ANC Orlando branch. In the same year, she studied short-hand and typing.
The Greater Taung Local Municipality is a Category B municipality situated within the Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District in the North West Province. It is one of the five municipalities that make up the district. The municipal area is predominantly rural and contains 106 widely scattered villages.