Welcome to the Greater Taung Local Municipality
Cllr. Tumisang Gaoraelwe
Greater Taung Local Municipality was established in 2000 after the amalgamation of Reivilo Munisipaliteit and Pudimoe Transitional Council with Mr Nicholas Khonkhobe as the Mayor. Spread over 5 639 km2, this is the largest of five local municipalities in the Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District in the North West Province. It is a Category B Municipality with a collective system.
This rural Municipality has a population of 177 642 citizens in 48 642 households across 133 settlements and twenty four wards. The population of Taung comprises 98.2% Black Africans and 1.8% Whites, Coloureds and Indians/Asians. The Municipality has Administrative Offices in its main towns of Taung, Reivilo and Pudimoe.
Taung has recognisable tourism sites which can contribute to job creation and entertainment for local and neighbouring communities. These are in the form of Taung Skull, Thomeng Waterfalls, Dinkgwaneng and Morathong. Taung College of Agriculture, Taung Hotel School & Convention Centre and Mmabana Arts, Culture and Sport Development Foundation as well as proximity to Sol Plaatjie and North West Universities contribute to the development of critical skills among the Young people of Taung.
A prosperous community that is socially, environmentally and economically sustainable.
Initiating and promoting sustainable socio-economic growth, that is accessible to development through Agriculture, Heritage and Mining.
Agriculture contributes to employment for low, semi and high skilled workers, contributes to rural income, improves food security and reduces poverty in Greater Taung. The sector comprises subsistence and commercial farming. Bolstered by high quality soil and water availability, Agriculture in Greater Taung consists of crop (barley, wheat and maize) and livestock.
Promotion and development of Arts, Culture and Heritage is a key strategy imperative for Greater Taung. Sound working relationship between The Municipality and the three Traditional Authorities (Ba-Ga Phuduhucwana, Ba-Ga Maidi and Ba-Ga Mothibi) plays an important role in this regard. The annual Cultural Calabash hosted by Mmabana Foundation goes a long way in unearthing and nurturing Arts and Culture talent and boosting the local economy.
In the Taung Skull Heritage Route, which spans 45 km of natural wonders from Bluepool to Thomeng Waterfalls as well as Dikgwaneng and Morathong Taung has promising tourist attractions. In Taung and Spitskop Dams Taung has a huge potential for water sport, fishing and recreation.
Public Notice for Inspection of First Supplementary Valuation Roll and Lodging of Objections (2020-2025)
We are happy that the Municipality listened to us when we said the Taxi Rank (as originally designed) did not meet our needs. We therefore wish to thank the Mayor, his Executive Committee and the Municipal Manager for enabling us to serve our commuters in an organised and safe environment”. “We promise to look after this facility as best we can.Mr. KoboekaeChairperson of Greater Taung United Taxi Association
Greater Taung Local Municipality has managed to provide communities with housing, build toilets, register indigents for free basic services and much more because of the commitment and selflessness of Ward Committee Members.Ms Rosina MolesankweBokone Bophirima Department of Local Government and Human Settlements