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  North West Province
Provincial Government
  Premier  Job Mokgoro 1 19 +39.39%
  Provincial Legislature  African National Congress 0 19 +45.45%
 Bojanala Platinum District Municipality   
 Dr Kenneth Kaunda District Municipality   
 Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District Municipality   
 Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality   
  National Assembly  African National Congress 0 19 +46.60%
Party Leadership
 ANC North West   
  DA North West  Joe McGluwa 1 15 +100.00%

% Of Total VotesOfficeNorth West Province WinnerYrNorth West Province Votes% of Sub% Vs. Full Race

Free State, South Africa  
Gauteng, South Africa  
Kgalagadi District, Botswana  
Kgatleng District, Botswana  
Limpopo, South Africa  
Northern Cape, South Africa  
South-East District, Botswana  
Southern District, Botswana  

Province DETAILS
Parents > South Africa  
Established April 29, 1994
Disbanded Still Active
Last ModifiedIndyGeorgia April 28, 2020 11:23am
Description North West lies in the north of South Africa on the Botswana border, fringed by the Kalahari Desert in the west, Gauteng province to the east and the Free State to the south. It covers an area of 104 882km² and has a population of 3 509 953. Much of the province consists of flat areas of scattered trees and grassland. The Vaal River flows along the southern border of the province.

Mahikeng (previously Mafikeng) is the capital. The city lies near the Botswana border and forms a single urban area with its neighbouring town, Mmabatho. Potchefstroom and Klerksdorp are the biggest cities in the province. Other main towns are Brits, Rustenburg, Klerksdorp and Lichtenburg.

Most economic activity is concentrated in the southern region between Potchefstroom and Klerksdorp, as well as Rustenburg and the eastern region. Mining is the major contributor to the North West economy and represents almost a quarter of South Africa’s mining industry as a whole. The Rustenburg and Brits districts produce more platinum than any other single area in the world. North West also produces a quarter of South Africa’s gold, as well as granite, marble, fluorspar and diamonds. North West has a number of major tourist attractions, including the internationally famous Sun City, the Pilanesberg National Park, the Madikwe Game Reserve and the Rustenburg Nature Reserve.

North West is well known for cattle farming, while the areas around Rustenburg and Brits are fertile, mixed-crop farming land. Maize and sunflowers are the most important crops, and the province is the major producer of white maize in the country.

North West is divided into four district municipalities, which are further subdivided into 18 local municipalities.

SA-NW District Municipalities from 2009 Apr 3, 2009-

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