Municipality: Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality

Address

Fetakgomo Municipality
Stand No. 1 Mashung Ga-Nkwana
0739 Sekhukhune , Limpopo
South Africa
Phone: (015) 622 8047
Fax: (086) 525 9409
Limpopo ZA

Description

The Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality (NMMDM) is one of the four District Municipalities of the North West Province of South Africa. The other three are: Bojanala-Platinum, Dr Ruth Mompati and Dr Kenneth Kaunda Districts. The NMMDM covers an area of 31039 square km and shares an international border with the Republic of Botswana. It comprises of five local municipalities namely:

  • Mafikeng Local Municipality,
  • Ratlou Local Municipality ,
  • Ramotshere Moiloa Local Municipality,
  • Ditsobotla Local Municipality, and
  • Tswaing Local Municipality.

Statistics  

  • The Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality has a total of 2,788,844 hectares, which is equivalent to 26% of the total number of hectares in the North West province.
  • 27% of the total hectares belong to the Ramotshere Local Municipality, thus making it the area with the largest portion of land.
  • 13% Belongs belong to the Mafikeng Local Municipality in the area with the smallest portion of land although it represents the highest GVA figures and highest population in the District.

Demographics

  • The Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality has a total population of 764,351, which is equivalent to 24% of the total population in North-West.
  • 34% of the total population are found in the Mafikeng Local Municipality, thus giving it the largest population density in the district.
  • A mere 14% of the total population is situated in the Ratlou Local Municipality.

Education Levels

Less than 2.5% of the total population in the NMMDM has not received any form of tertiary education.  According to the 2007 household survey a good number of people in the NMMDM area have not received any form of post-matric training or qualification. The highest levels of illiteracy appear to be prevalent in the Ratlou Local Municipality where more than 31% of the population older than 5 years of age has not received any form of schooling. The comparative figure of the Ramotshere Moiloa and Tswaing Local Municipalities is approximately 27%. In the case of Ditsobotla, 24% and in Mafikeng roughly 20%.

According to Stats SA (2005) this trend is further emphasized by the fact that the Ratlou and Tswaing Local Municipalities are the areas with the highest concentration of population who have only completed some primary education (approximately 30% of the total population is older than 5 years).

Source: http://www.nmmdm.gov.za/nmm/

Critical infrastructure

The municipality has a community work programme (CWP) which is aimed at tackling unemployment in line with both the provincial and national government’s wishes.

Weaknesses

The Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality has a total of 554,668 people living under the minimum living income, which is equivalent to 29% of the total number of minimum living income earners in the North-West province, thus, making it the district with the most underprivileged people in the NW Province.


Source: http://www.nmmdm.gov.za/nmm/