WELCOME TO SEKHUKHUNE
A warm and hearty welcome to Sekhukhune District Municipality.
Our district municipality was created when the new system of local government was established in South Africa in December 2000.
It forms part of the five district municipalities in Limpopo Province.
Its geographical area comprises five Local Municipalities, namely: Elias Motsoaledi, Ephraim Mogale, Fetakgomo-Tubatse and Makhuduthamaga.
As enjoined by legislation, the district municipality seeks to achieve the integrated, sustainable and equitable social and economic development of its area as a whole.
This is done by-
(a) ensuring integrated development planning for the district as a whole,
(b) promoting bulk infrastructural development and services for the district as a
(c) building the capacity of local municipalities in its area to perform their
functions and exercise their powers where such capacity is lacking; and
(d) promoting the equitable distribution of resources between the local municipalities in its area to ensure appropriate levels of municipal services within the
The place is named after Kgoši Sekhukhune, the erstwhile warrior King of the Marota people, commonly known as Bapedi.
King Sekhukhune who reigned during the 1800 century, was revered for his military prowess.
Sekhukhuneland is exquisitely rich with cultural heritage.
The regal mountains, rolling hills, waving grasslands, lush valleys and the meandering rivers, epitomize the tranquil state and priceless calmness that await you as a potential visitor.
Our district is also home to the heroes and heroines of our liberation struggle, such as Elias Motsoaledi, a Rivonia trialist who spent 26 years in Robben Island, Ephraim Mogale, the founding president of the Congress of South African Students, founding member of Umkhonto weSizwe Flag Boshielo and another Robben Island prisoner Lawrence Phokanoka among many others.
The Tšate Heritage Site, declared a Provincial Heritage Site on the 23rd February 2007, offers a historical and cultural significance about the Bapedi Kingship.
The area was established by Kgoši Sekwati, Sekhukhune’s father.
It was on this place that Bapedi put up some of the fiercest wars of resistance against the colonial land encroachers.
The burial site of Manche Masemola in Ga-Marishane is a pilgrimage site.
Manche was the youngster who died for her faith, and later canonized as a saint by the Anglican Church.
Beneath the soils, Sekhukhune is abundantly endowed with mineral resources.
The Eastern Limb of the Bushveld Complex, which geological academics argue that it’s the largest layered igneous intrusion known on earth, straddles the northeastern part of Sekhukhune District Municipality.
There are over 20 mining operations excavating mainly the family of platinum group metals in the area.
These mining operations provide the much needed jobs to the locals, and are the mainstay of the country’s economy.
The diverse cultures and languages make our district the cultural melting pot.
Sepedi, Isindebele, Isiswati, English and Afrikaans are the major languages spoken in the district.
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