Municipality: Mogale City Local Municipality


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The City Of Human Origin


Mogale City Local Municipality Mogale City , Gauteng
South Africa
Gauteng ZA


Mogale City is a city municipal areas, that incorporates previously racial divided black and white municipal authorities of Kagiso, Munsieville and Krugersdorp. MCLM otherwise known as the City of Human Origin, is home to the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site. The site, which is popular known for the Sterkfontein Caves. In the recent past, the Municipal area has been home to household names in South Africa, such as Arch-Bishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, Dr. Motlanthe, Bra Hugh Masekela and Pule Ace Ntsoelengoe etc.

Mogale City , Randfontein LM, Westonaria LM and Merafong City are constituent local municipalities of the West Rand District Municipality. Mogale City covers an area of approximately 110 000 hectares, with Krugersdorp as the major CBD. It is accessible from all the major centres of Gauteng and North West Province, namely Johannesburg, Pretoria, Midrand, Hartebeespoort dam, Randfontein, and Soweto, to name but a few places.

There are 34 wards in the entire Mogale City , with additional two wards have been established with the re-demarcation for the 2011 Municipal Elections. The one ward used to be a District Management Area, DMA, Cradle of Humankind, World Heritage Site. The other ward is as a result of division of the previously huge ward 3.

Mogale City, also known as the City of Human Original, is named after Chief Mogale-Wa-Mogale, the young heir to the Po Chiefdom of Batswana. The Po-Tribe (the Ndebele migrant Group) was among the early groups to occupy the Mogale City area. Later, surrounded by the Batswana – Bafokeng and Bakwena people, their Nguni culture and language were gradually replaced by that of the Batswana. The Po occupied the region from Magaliesburg and extended as far east as the present day North-Cliff Ridge, and Hartebeespoort to North-West. Chief Mogale–Wa–Mogale is recognised as one of the first South African freedom fighters. Generations have been inspired by his bravery and tireless attempts at
restoring ancestral land to his people. He was: “A true son of Africa, who is rightfully honoured by naming the City after him”.

Mogale City is situated at the Western side of the Gauteng Province. It also forms part of the broader West Rand District Municipality, which consist of four local municipalities, i.e. Randfontein, Westonaria, Mogale City and Merafong City. Mogale City is made up of the following areas

  • • Kagiso & Rietvallei 1,2 & 3
  • • Azaadville
  • • Krugersdorp and surrounding areas
  • • Munsieville
  • • Muldersdrift
  • • Tarlton
  • • Magaliesburg
  • • Hekpoort

MCLM has the largest population estimated at 598 853 in the West Rand Region. In terms of the estimated population, MCLM is twice that of Randfontein and three times that of Westonaria. Undoubtedly, MCLM population figures and growth would contribute enormously to the motivation to the establishment of the West Rand Region into a Metropolitan Municipality by 2022.

Since 2006, MCLM has experienced some growth, like some big municipalities in Gauteng, in-migration of people from within and beyond the borders of South Africa

Critical infrastructure

Mogale City has extensive infrastructure such as roads, rail, telecommunications facilities, links to OR Tambo International Airport and Lanseria International Airport. The air, rail and road links smoothly connect Mogale City to the rest of South Africa, to southern Africa and to the African continent.

In addition, South Africa has some of the cleanest water in the world and an extensive electricity network.

Industrial sector

There are abundant industrial facilities.

Mogale City has abundant industrial facilities at very competitive rates to buy or to rent. Its industrial areas are Boltonia; Chamdor; Delporton, which is especially designed for noxious industries; and Luipaardsvlei. A number of serviced erven and unserviced erven are available for potential investors in Chamdor Ext 2, Fariavalle and Muldersdrift.

The potential of the industrial areas in Chamdor provides investment opportunities for everyone from the large manufacturer to the small factory type of business, all within reach of the excellent road network, rail, airport and telecommunications infrastructure.

Retail and commercial sectors

The dominant economic sector includes retail, service and manufacturing. Several retail and commercial areas have been developed in greater Mogale City, and new retail developments include the Key West shopping centre, which has 150 shops and restaurants. The revival of the inner city brings potential investment opportunities to the retail and property sector.

Residential and property investment

Mogale City has pre-identified viable and sustainable investment opportunities. In the CBD, there are potential investment opportunities for property investors. There are also prestige prime upmarket residential areas with relatively reasonable property prices.

Agricultural sector

Mogale City has a strong agriculture sector.

There is also mixed farming on offer in Mogale City that includes:

  • Fruit orchards and vegetables;
  • Flower farms that produce a good percentage of the flowers required in Gauteng;
  • Instant lawn growers; and
  • Animal farming, including chicken farms.

All the farms are within easy reach of the Joburg Market, Gauteng’s biggest fresh produce market.

Tourism sector

Mogale City is based in the Cradle of Humankind, a World Heritage Site, where most of our fossil ancestors are to be found.

Other attractions include the Game Reserve, the Lion and Rhino Park, the Magalies Meander, as well as hot air ballooning for the adventurous. The Crocodile River Ramble has a variety of delightful guesthouses and up-market accommodation.

In essence, tourism is a major economic sector, and Mogale City has set it as one of its priorities.


  • Urban areas in Mogale City form part
  • of the Gauteng Global City Region.
  • Pristine Natural Environment.
  • An established Primary Node
  • (Krugersdorp CBD).
  • Regional accessibility from Tshwane and Johannesburg.
  • Demand for development and expansion.
  • High value agricultural land that forms part of a Gauteng Agricultural Hub.
  • The availability of land to the east of the N14 in the Muldersdrift area to accommodate long term growth in
  • Mogale City.Strong functional and economic linkages with the City of Johannesburg


  • Poor physical and functional integration between greater Kagiso area and Krugersdorp.
  • Poor quality of disadvantaged settlements.
  • Mining land that provides a constraint to development.
  • Dolomite.
  • Lack of investment in public environment.
  • Lack of housing opportunities in rural environment.
  • Large poor and underserviced population.