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.