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 the two formal townships of Mogwase and Madikwe, and its population is estimated at 242 553 with number of households estimated at 75 193 according to the 2011 Census report. The Municipality has a predominantly African population, with fewer Indian, coloured and white groups, mostly residing in the Sun City residence and Mogwase Unit 2. The total.

MKLM is one of the five constituent’s 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 third term of administration ended in August 2016 following local government elections 2016 which ushered the fourth term of administration expected to end in 2022.

The Municipality is an EXCO type with 34 Wards. It is led by Council, made up of 76 Councillors inclusive of 8 Dikgosi, Ward and Proportional Representative Councillors. The joint senior political leadership, commonly referred to as TROIKA, consists of the Speaker, Mayor and the Single Whip. The Mayor is the head of a 6-Member Executive Committee (EXCO), who head the following Portfolio Committees:

• Planning & Development

• Infrastructure & Technical Services

• Finance (Budget & Treasury Office) and Corporate Services

• Community Services and Public Safety

• Local Economic Development

The Administration arm of the municipality comprises more than 500 staff members including interns spread across the following six departments:

• Office of the Municipal Manager

• Corporate Services

• Planning & Development

• Budget and Treasury Office

• Infrastructure and Technical Services

• Community Services.

Vision:

  • 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

Values:

  • Integrity
  • Honesty,
  • Transparency
  • Accountability