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About Lekwa-Teemane

VISION:

The vision for Lekwa-Teemane Municipality addresses the intention of the municipality to make sure that there is sufficient community participation in the activities of the municipality and to make sure that the Municipality is able to continue providing effective services within its means.

The vision of Lekwa-Teemane reads as follows:

To strive for the realization of developmental local government with an effective and affordable service provision which is sustainable in a safe environment through community participation.


MISSION:

Supporting Developmental Local Government

    • Developing Realistic Integrated Development Program
    • Creating Policies that enhance good governance
    • Creating better coordination between all spheres of government

Providing effective, Affordable and Sustainable Service Delivery

    • Building good infrastructure
    • Accessing basic services
    • Maintaining quality supply
    • Enhancing revenue
    • Sourcing funding
    • Developing skills
    • Creating an environment that is conducive to economic growth and development

Creating a Safe Environment

    • Enforcing By-Laws
    • Implementing the disaster management plan
    • Providing a safe and healthy environment

Enhancing Community Participation

  • Establishing an effective ward committee system.
  • Maintaining consistent communication with communities

 

History: 

Christiana is an agricultural town situated on the banks of the Vaal River. The town was established in 1870 when diamonds was discovered in the river banks of the Vaal River. Christiana was named after Christina Meyer, only daughter of the Transvaal President Andries Pretorius. Not far from Christiana the town Bloemhof is an agricultural town. Bloemhof was founded in 1864 when diamonds was discovered in the area. The town was established on the farm owned by John Barclay, who survived the HMS Birkenhead shipwreck in 1852. The place became known as Bloemhof (flower court) because of the lovely gardens that was planted by Barclay's daughter.

Lekwa-Teemane Local Municipality was established on 6 December 2000 and is made up of the  disestablished municipalities of Christiana and Bloemhof. This municipality which is also known as “NW396 Local Municipality" is neighbouring the following local municipalities: Maquassi Hills Local Municipality, Mamusa Local Municipality, Francis Baard Local Municipality and Magareng Local Municipality. Lekwa-Teemane is approximately 3 681km2 in extent.

Lekwa-Teemane (comprising the towns of Bloemhof and Christiana) is situated in the Bophirima District of the North West Province of South Africa. Bophirima underwent a name change to the Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District Municipality recently.


Christiana is an agricultural town situated on the banks of the Vaal River. The town was established in 1870 when diamonds was discovered in the river banks of the Vaal River. Christiana was named after Christina Meyer, only daughter of the Transvaal President Andries Pretorius. Not far from Christiana the town Bloemhof is an agricultural town. Bloemhof was founded in 1864 when diamonds was discovered in the area. The town was established on the farm owned by John Barclay, who survived the HMS Birkenhead shipwreck in 1852. The place became known as Bloemhof (flower court) because of the lovely gardens that was planted by Barclay's daughter.

Present day Lekwa-Teemane consists of Bloemhof (and surrounding farm areas), Boitumelong, Christiana (and surrounding farm areas), Coverdale, Geluksoord, Salamat and Utlwanang. The total geographical area of the municipality is 3681.2560 square kilometres.

Municipal Profile

Lekwa-Teemane Local Municipality was established on 6 December 2000 and is made up of the  disestablished municipalities of Christiana and Bloemhof. This municipality which is also known as "NW 396 Local Municipality" is neighbouring the following local municipalities: Maquassi Hills Local Municipality, Mamusa Local Municipality, Francis Bard Local Municipality and Magareng Local Municipality. Lekwa-Teemane is approximately 3 681km2 in extent.

There is a population of ± 52967 of which the youth is 13594.  The Bloemhof Unit is more populated with 58% of the total population from the total population. The population is distributed in the following manner:

Population

Number

%

Black

41085

77%

Coloured

4007

7%

White

6945

15%

Indians

90

0.21%

Other

340

0.79

Total

52967

 

Population by gender

GENDER

NUMBER

%

Female

29773

53%

Male

23194

47%

 

Population by age group

Age

Number

%

0-1

2711

 

2-5

3679

 

6-14

9361

 

15-17

4180

 

18-35

16594

 

36-65

14226

 

66+

2216

 

TOTAL

52967

 
     

Household Size

Type of Unit

Number of Units

Caravan/Tent Private Boats

43

Room/Flat let / Shared Property

59

Informal dwelling not in Back yard

2914

Informal Dwelling / Shack in Back yard

246

House/Flat/Room in Back yard

109

Town/Cluster/ Semi Detached House

117

Flat in Block of Flats

42

Traditional Dwelling

339

House /Brick Structure separate stand/yard

6860

TOTAL

13329

It is estimated that each household has about 4.1 people

Level of Education

Type

Number

%

No Education

12955

30.15

Primary

16621

31.70

Secondary

12777

18.10

Matric

5556

5.95

Tertiary

816

1.90

Below 5 years

4361

10.15

Unspecified

756

1.76

Other Level

125

0.29

TOTAL

52967

100%

Monthly House Hold Income

Monthly Income

Number of House Holds

0-R1 100

6 587

R1 101- R 3200

5 608

R3200 +

1 134

TOTAL

13329

A lot of employment potential lies with the mining and farming sectors.

 

Type

Number of people employed

%

Level

Farming

13733

24,98

Primary

Mining

8468

17,38

Manufacturing

834

1,71

Secondary

Utilities

64

0,15

Construction

675

1,57

Trade

3996

2,55

Transport

477

1,11

Tertiary

Business Services

279

0,65

Social Services

3370

3,19

Private Household

2934

4,50

Exterritorial

4

0,01

Other

18133

42,2

 

TOTAL

52967

100

 

 

Occupation

Occupation

Number

%

Senior Management

250

2,43

Professional

568

5,52

Technical

291

2,83

Clerks

493

4,79

Service Related

659

6,40

Skilled

1013

9,84

Craft and Trade

1309

12,71

Plant Machine

566

5,50

Elementary

4297

41,73

Not Classified

850

8,25

TOTAL

1096

100