The Municipality

Brief Profile of the Moses Kotane Local Municipality

Moses Kotane Local Municipality was established in 2000 in terms of section 12 of the Local Government: Municipal Structures Act 117 of 1998 as a local Municipality. The Municipality covers an area of approximately 5 719km2 and is mostly rural in nature, comprising 107 villages and two formal townships of Mogwase and Madikwe with estimated population of 242 553. 2011 Census report’s estimate that there are 75 193 households. The Municipality has predominantly African population, with fewer Indian, coloured and white groups.

MKLM is one of the five constituent local municipalities of Bojanala Platinum District Municipality in North West Province of the Republic of South Africa. It shares borders with Rustenburg, Kgetleng Rivier, Ramotshere Moiloa and Thaba Zimbi Local Municipalities. Its headquarters are based in Mogwase Township with satellite offices in Madikwe Township.

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 province, Pilanesberg and Sun City. Industries and social services also form critical part of the local economy.

The current fourth term of administration which started in August 2016 is expected to end in 2021.

The Municipality is an EXCO type with 34 Wards. It is led by Council made up of 68 Ward and Proportional Representative Councillors and 8 Dikgosi.

The Mayor is the chairperson of a six member EXCO made up of Portfolio Heads of the following Portfolio Committees:

  • Community Services and Public Safety
  • Local Economic Development
  • Finance and corporate Services
  • Infrastructure & Technical Services
  • Planning & Development

The Administration arm of the municipality  is headed by the Municipal Manager and is made up of the following six departments:

  • Office of the Municipal Manager
  • Corporate Services
  • Planning & Development
  • Budget and Treasury Office
  • Infrastructure and Technical Services
  • Community Services.


  • A caring and responsive municipality that will be the best to live in, work for, and do business with

Mission statement:

  • By providing responsive, transparent and accountable leadership
  • By creating an environment for business growth and job creation
  • By providing sustainable services


  • Integrity
  • Honesty,
  • Transparency
  • Accountability