Lepelle-Nkumpi Municipality is one of the local municipalities within the Capricorn District Municipality in Limpopo Province, located 55km south of Polokwane city. The municipality is pre-dominantly rural.
Important economic sectors for the Lepelle-Nkumpi Local Municipality in the Local Economic Development Plan (November 2006) and also by stakeholders in local surveys are: agriculture, mining, and tourism.
In Lepelle-Nkumpi 86% of businesses are single firms operating only within the municipal area. About 51% of businesses employ only the owner, 40% employ less than 5 people. Only 1% of businesses employ more than 20 people. 71% of local businesses are found in the retail/trade sector and 12% provide personal services. The majority of business sells groceries, fruit vegetables, motor vehicle spares and building materials.
51% of businesses source their supplies outside the Lepelle-Nkumpi but mostly within the district.