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  Mpumalanga
Provincial Government
  Premier  Refilwe Mtsweni 1 19 +56.67%
  Provincial Legislature  African National Congress 0 19 +60.00%
District
 Ehlanzeni District Municipality   
 Gert Sibande District Municipality   
 Nkangala District Municipality   
Parliament
  National Assembly  African National Congress 0 19 +60.72%

Sub-Races
% Of Total VotesOfficeMpumalanga WinnerYrMpumalanga Votes% of Sub% Vs. Full Race

Neighbors
Free State, South Africa  
Gauteng, South Africa  
Gaza Province, Mozambique  
Hhohho, Eswatini  
KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa  
Limpopo, South Africa  
Lubombo, Eswatini  
Manzini, Eswatini  
Maputo City, Mozambique  
Shiselweni, Eswatini  

Province DETAILS
Parents > South Africa  
Established April 29, 1994
Disbanded Still Active
ContributorPicimpalious
Last ModifiedIndyGeorgia April 28, 2020 11:23am
Description Mpumalanga, the second-smallest province in South Africa after Gauteng, is located in the north-eastern part of the country, bordering Swaziland and Mozambique to the east. It also borders Limpopo, Gauteng, Free State and KwaZulu-Natal within South Africa. It covers an area of 76 495km² and has a population of 4 039 939, making it the sixth most populous in the country. It is situated mainly on the high plateau grasslands of the Middleveld, which roll eastwards for hundreds of kilometres. In the north-east, it rises towards mountain peaks and terminates in an immense escarpment. In some places, this escarpment plunges hundreds of metres down to the low-lying area known as the Lowveld.

Mbombela (previously Nelspruit) is the capital of the province and the administrative and business centre of the Lowveld. Other major cities and towns include eMalahleni (previously Witbank), Standerton, eMkhondo (previously Piet Retief), Malalane, Ermelo, Barberton and Sabie.

The best-performing sectors in the province include mining, manufacturing and services. Tourism and agro-processing are potential growth sectors. Agriculture in Mpumalanga is characterised by a combination of commercialised farming, subsistence and livestock farming, and emerging crop farming. Crops such as subtropical fruits, nuts, citrus, cotton, tobacco, wheat, vegetables, potatoes, sunflowers and maize are produced in the region.

Mpumalanga is rich in coal reserves and home to South Africa’s major coal-fired power stations. eMalahleni is the biggest coal producer in Africa and is also the site of the country’s second oil-from-coal plant after Sasolburg. Most of the manufacturing production in Mpumalanga occurs in the southern Highveld region. In the Lowveld sub-region, industries are concentrated around the manufacturing of products from agricultural and raw forestry material.

Mpumalanga is divided into three district municipalities, which are further subdivided into 17 local municipalities.

MAPS
SA-MP District Municipalities from 2006 Mar 1, 2006-



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