Moses Kotane Local Municipality is a category B4 municipality located within the Bojanala District Municipality in the North West Province. It was established after re-demarcation of municipal boundaries and subsequent municipal elections in 2000.

Kotane Grave

Kotane Grave

The Municipality covers an area of approximately 5220km² and is mostly rural in nature comprising 107 villages and 2 two formal towns of Mogwase and Madikwe.

Moses Kotane Local Municipality population was estimated at 242 553 by 2011 Census compared to 237 175 by Census 2001.

The Municipality has a predominantly African population with fewer Indian, coloured and White groups who are mostly residing in Sun City residence and Mogwase Unit 2. The total number of households is estimated at 61 759.

The economy of Moses Kotane is characterized mainly by tourism, mining, agriculture owing to its location within the major tourism and mining belt of the North West province, Pilanesberg and Sun City. Industry and social services also form critical part of the local economy.

The Municipality is an EXCO type with 31 Wards. It is led by Council made up of 75 councillors comprising Dikgosi, ward and PR councillors. The joint senior political leadership normally referred to as TROIKA consist of the Speaker, Mayor and the Single Whip . The Mayor is the Head of 10 member Executive Committee (EXCO) who head various portfolio committees. The municipality performs functions and powers assigned to it in terms of sections 156 and 229 of the Constitution.

Key Statistics2011

Total population 242,554
Young (0-14) 29,2%
Working Age (15-64) 63,1%
Elderly (65+) 7,7%
Dependency ratio 58,6
Sex ratio 98,8
Growth rate 0,22% (2001-2011)
Population density 42 persons/km2
Unemployment rate 37,9%
Youth unemployment rate 47,4%
No schooling aged 20+ 9,3%
Higher education aged 20+ 5,3%
Matric aged 20+ 27,4%