Welcome To The West Rand District Municipality
Your ideal tourism area. Home of the Cradle of Humankind, the Sterkfontein Caves and more.
The West Rand District Municipality is a Category C municipality located in the west of the Gauteng Province. The West Rand extends from Randfontein (the seat of the district) in the west to Roodepoort in the east, and includes the town of Krugersdorp. It is bordered by Bojanala Platinum to the north-west, City of Tshwane to the north-east, City of Johannesburg to the east, Sedibeng to the south-east, and Dr Kenneth Kaunda to the south-west.
The municipality is situated relatively closely to the hub of economic activity in Gauteng, and is transversed by major national roads, namely the N12 and N14. Its main contribution lies primarily within the mining sector, however, areas such as Krugersdorp fulfil a residential function for many people working in Johannesburg.
The Cradle of Humankind falls under the jurisdiction of Mogale City and Merafong City, and forms part of the World Heritage Site.
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The West Rand District Municipality (WRDM) comprises of three local municipalities, namely Mogale City, Merafong City and Randfontein. The District Management Area (DMA) also falls under the jurisdiction of the WRDM.
Mogale City Local Municipality
Mogale City inherited it’s name from Chief Mogale wa Mogale, the last pre-colonial leader to rule over the region from Hartbeespoort in the North West up to Magaliesburg.
Merafong City Local Municipality
Merafong’s historical development is closely knit with the discovery of rich gold reefs in the early nineteen thirties.
Rand West City Local Municipality
Rand West City Local Municipality was established by the amalgamation of Randfontein Local Municipality and Westonaria Local Municipality on 3 August 2016.
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The Cradle of Humankind, one of South Africa’s eight World Heritage Sites and the only one in Gauteng, is approximately 45km north-west of Johannesburg
Cradle of Humankind
The Magaliesberg, a World Biosphere Reserve, is an ancient mountain range that lies on the north-west border between Gauteng and North West provinces.
The Magaliesberg Biosphere
Muldersdrift is an attractive rural area situated on the Crocodile River in the Kromdraai Valley on the edge of the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site
The Magaliesberg is an outdoor adventure magnet for locals and visitors alike. You can bike, hike, go birding or fishing, climbing or abseiling, quad biking or horse riding, white-water rafting or ballooning.
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Cllr. TM Bovungana
Cllr. HB Munyai
Cllr. Mildred Ndzilane
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