Profile of Matjhabeng Local Municipality

Matjhabeng Local Municipality came into existence on 05 December 2000 after the amalgamation and emergence of the former six (6) Transitional Local Council into one (1) financially viable and economically sustainable municipality. Matjhabeng Municipality incorporates the city of Welkom and the towns of Odendaalsrus, Virginia, Hennenman, Allanridge and Ventersburg with a combined population of more than 500 000 people. The economy of the Matjhabeng Municipality area centered on mining activities located in and around Allanridge, Odendaalsrus, Welkom and Virginia.

Manufacturing aimed at the mining sector exists to a limited extent in the above towns. Other manufacturing activities are limited. Bulk water infrastructure consists mostly of reservoirs and pipelines of Sedibeng Water. These supply all of the Matjhabeng towns and the mines with water from the Vaal River near Bothaville and to a lesser extent from the Sand River.Read More...

Interesting Facts

mayorThe Mayor

Cllr. Nkosinjani Speelman is the Executive Mayor of the Matjhabeng Local Municipality.

“I am from humble beginnings and I think my background shaped me well.  

I hate poverty and to see people suffering causes me headache because I have been there before.

My parents pushed me very hard ...