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Welcome to the Mkhondo Local Municipality

Mpumalanga is considered to be one of the most geographically diverse and unbelievably beautiful places in South Africa. People are drawn to Mpumalanga by the magnificent scenery, by the fauna and flora and by the saga of the 1870s gold rush era and a wealth of fascinating tribal legends. Mountains, panoramic passes, valleys, rivers, waterfalls and forests characterise the landscape.

Welcome to the Mkhondo Local Municipality

Mpumalanga is considered to be one of the most geographically diverse and unbelievably beautiful places in South Africa. People are drawn to Mpumalanga by the magnificent scenery, by the fauna and flora and by the saga of the 1870s gold rush era and a wealth of fascinating tribal legends. Mountains, panoramic passes, valleys, rivers, waterfalls and forests characterise the landscape.

Mkhondo Municipality

Located in the south-eastern corner of Mpumalanga and borders onto Swaziland in the east and KwaZulu-Natal in the south. Dr Pixley Ka Isaka Seme Local Municipality forms the eastern boundary and Msukaligwa Local Municipality is situated north.  It is made up of nineteen (19) wards covering 4 868 square kilometers central from Maputo, Swaziland, Durban, Nelspruit, Johannesburg and Pretoria (within ±300km radius).

The Municipality amalgamated two former Transitional Local Councils and two Transitional Rural Councils – the historic towns of Piet Retief and Amsterdam. Mkhondo Local Municipality is one of the pilot sites for Comprehensive Rural Development Programme launched by the President of the Republic of South Africa in 2009.

Vision:
A model municipality of excellence.

Mission:
Committed to deliver quality and sustainable services that will enhance economically viable and better life for our community.

Core Values:
Excellence; Honesty; Openness; Responsiveness; Professionalism;

 


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Golfers are attracted by the local Country Clubs in Piet Retief and surroundings that provide excellent sporting facilities, in particular, while horse riding has a high appeal in the rural villages near KwaNgema and Driefontein. People who like hiking and car racing sport activities find Amsterdam much more convenient and fullfilling.

Entombe gives you a very warm welcome. This historical site forms part of the Battlefields Route, a trip through 14 historical towns whose surrounding areas boast the largest concentration of battlefields in South Africa. This same area of land then witnessed clashes between the British Empire. Amsterdam,  among the several venues that worth visiting, excites most of the bird lovers who happen to visit the site which also have special species of flowers. 

Major companies have created an industrial base in Mkhondo. Known as home to an impressive cluster of wood-based industries, Mkhondo is rich in certain resources like timber, coal, and water. Fishing Dams Municipal land is available for development of the key existing economic sectors such as forestry and agriculture.

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Our Goals

1

People

Putting our people and our visitors to Mpumalanga first

2

Services

Deliver quality and stable services to our towns and rural areas

3

Protect

Uphold our local Government laws and regulations

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Learn more about eMkhondo, Mpumalanga

Mkhondo is a town situated in a timber growing region in Mpumalanga province, South Africa. It is the seat of the Mkhondo Local Municipality. It is located not far from the Swaziland border. The town was founded by the Voortrekkers in 1883 and named it after the Voortrekker leader, Piet Retief, who was killed by the Zulus under their King Dingane's orders after he tried to settle on their land.

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Learn more about Amsterdam, Mpumalanga

Amsterdam is a small sheep farming town in Mpumalanga, South Africa. Other than large sheep farms, there are large plantations of gum, pine and wattle trees in the area. The town also lies close to the border with Swaziland.

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Learn more about the Gert Sibande District

Gert Sibande (until 2004 known as the Eastvaal District Municipality) is one of the 3 districts of Mpumalanga province of South Africa. The seat of Gert Sibande is Ermelo. The majority of its 900 007 people speak IsiZulu (2001 Census). The district code is DC30. On 15 October 2004, the municipality changed its name from the "Eastvaal" (Afrikaans: Oosvaal) to "Gert Sibande" District Municipality.

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Contact Us

Physical address
Cnr Market and De Wet Street
eMkhondo

Postal address
PO Box 23, eMkhondo
2380

Tel: +27 17 826 8100 / 0876300180
Fax: +27 17 826 3129

Website: http://www.mkhondo.gov.za

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